Dragonwolf webcomic page 8: The Blackwolf Samurai
This one was a little different in the fact that I used Google Sketchup for the apartment building. It’s something I first saw in a book about creating comics digitally by Freddie Williams, Jr. He and his wife spent a lot of time creating the Daily Planet Building in Sketchup, along with a few surrounding blocks of downtown Metropolis. Then when he’s needed that skyline, he just moves the “camera” around to get the angle he needs, and BOOM! Instant background. So I am trying it out a couple times in Dragonwolf.
The next Sketchup background is coming in a couple pages, and it looks more realistic than a line drawing, but it was one that I liked for the building and decided to use it. It is definitely something that will improve as we get used to using it more, even to go so far as to create some of our own backgrounds eventually.
I really like how this page turned out with the new background. The original picture was an overly simple drawing of a building. I really like Sketchup and plan on using it a lot in the future as I can. I tried a few different buildings for this page and thought this one looked most like a New York style building, at least in the Circus-13 Universe. I am sure there are some actual New Yorkers who would look at this and say, “Yeah, that doesn’t look New York enough for me.” But I didn’t do it for accuracy, I did it for aesthetics. Just wait until part 2 where the team goes to Chicago! Wait, did I say team? I did say team! You’ll have to see who is on the team in the next issue!
Pencils by Will Ward
Digital inks, 3D Model import and lettering by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick