I’ve jumped ahead a few pages to number 7 here. I’m heading to Thought Bubble in Leeds next weekend, and I want to bring an action sequence with me as well as the more quiet opening sequence, hence the leap forward in time. Pages 7, 8 and 9 contain the first dino scene. I’ve been pencilling page 9 today and I think they’re turning out pretty well. When I get back the following week I’ll go back and draw the intervening pages(4, 5 + 6), and that will be the preview section of the book finished, inks-wise. After that I’ll be trying out some colours and hopefully really bringing this thing to life.
I have the first cover drawn too, I’ll stick that up very soon.
This page took bloody ages, about 3 days in full. Just because of all the dense jungle more than anything, I guess. Needed to solidly establish that the squad have moved deeper into the rainforest, and get some nice, thick atmosphere and tension going.