Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another Step By Step

Diamond will be out soon! so here's another step by step.
I mixed up the way I did pages on the book quite a bit. This page was done by working on an A5 template of the page. I printed out quite a few of these so I could sketch down ideas while going through the script. I then did my usual method of blowing up to artsize printing out in blue and tightening up, then printing bluelines of the pencils and inking. Dunno what happened on this but for some reason my brush was working great doesn't happen often but it was a real joy to ink.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Digi Grey

One more, trying digi greyscale now as it's a bit more controllable.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Trying something new

Trying out some different techniques on the Dredd strip.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Colour Test

A little experiment, trying to make my computer colours look a bit more water colour like.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Step by Step

Here's a step by step for one of the pages in Diamond.
At the top is the initial rough for the page. This is what I'd send in for approval to the editor and writer of the book. They wanted a few changes to this one as it wasn't looking enough like a French album page. The first change asked for was to pull back a bit in panel one so that you could see full figures of both of the characters and also more of the surrounding room. The biggest change needed was for the last 2 panels. They wanted to see much more through the window and to really get across the feel of the surrounding village. At first I misunderstood this a little and sent my second rough showing a lot more of the bedroom, d'oh. The next stage is my pencils which have a sketchup model for the bus put on, I've started using stuff like this quite a bit.

Anyway this ended up being one of my favourite pages from the book and I'm glad I was pushed to change it quite a bit.
All images copyright Bec/Teague/Araldi/Delcourt

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sketch Post

Woohoo!! Finished Diamond!
Here are some sketches with a little promo done for fun.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Well, this is what I've been working on all these past months, 3 pages to go now. It's scheduled for release January 20th. I love how the colours have come out on this thanks to Christophe Araldi and Xavier Basset for a great job! Thanks to David Chauvel for being a brilliant editor too! This and all the other pics I've posted relating to Diamond are copyright Delcourt and the authors(me and Christophe Bec). Over the next few months I'll stick up some more teaser panels and some process stuff relating to the pages.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Trying out a bit of red marker on these two.

Monday, June 29, 2009

blue pics

Not much time for sketching at the mo here's a few warmups though.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Mini Update

Here's a few Sketchbook pages, I'll try and do some more process stuff at somepoint in the future...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Roughs to Inks

Here's the initial rough done in ps and based on a tiny pencil thumbnail I do in my sketch book. Then the pencils and inks. I changed panel 1 quite a bit and shrunk panel 5

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

More Sketcbook Stuff

Just wondering is it worth me getting these together oneday and selling sketchbooks at cons?

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Here's some Sketchbook pages and also a couple of panels featuring the really cool Sno-Cat model Andrew made for me.