To go along with our interview earlier with Christian Ward, we have for you a Work In Progress breakdown by Ward himself, as he gives Multiversity readers their first look at the anticipated finale of “Infinite Vacation.” It’s been a while since we’ve seen “IV,” but you can be sure with a layout like this that the wait will be very much worth it.
In addition to that, Christian notes that he plans to post more WIP pieces over on Twitter, so if you don’t already follow him be sure to do so @cjwardart.
So without further ado, take it away, Christian:
Sketch 1 – Basic thumbnail layout where I just try out what I have in mind. Working out the visual beats.
Sketch 2 – I might have to do something a little more worked up in trickier areas or with figures I feel I might need to have a practice on.
Pencil Layout – In this case I draw out the basic layout but leave out the figures, who I’ll superimpose later.
Pencil Mark 1 and 2 – I’ll draw out the characters separately, mostly using pencil and some pit pen for added definition where the characters will be shrunk to a smaller size.
Layout – I’ll rework the pencil layout in Photoshop to get the final layout, making sure it works with bleed lines, etc.
Sneak Peak – Before I add the colour flats. The image here is about 80% done. I’ll then add water colour, tone, then the odd visual flourish before the page is done.