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jakebilbao
07-28-2017, 05:49 AM
preview to my current project.

these are the unedited pages so this will not come out as is 100%
but i still like this compared to the edited version.

https://s22.postimg.org/sreadelrl/JakeBilbao_BloodOfGods_Issue1_Page17.jpg

https://s22.postimg.org/dwpoz8c6p/JakeBilbao_BloodOfGods_Issue1_Page18.jpg

kevinharte36
07-28-2017, 04:17 PM
Wow,that's awesome! Really dynamic! Well done.

DavidNH
07-29-2017, 07:20 AM
great page man. Philippines has such great talents XD. Maybe you are the next opena or tolibao :D

Neil Allen
07-29-2017, 09:18 AM
I enjoy this so far. Good job. All I can say is that two pages isn't a lot, or enough to make much of a judgment for me. For instance, it wouldn't give me a lot of confidence of what level of work you would produce for a whole story (some artists try super hard on their first pages and get way more lax as the story goes on), and it doesn't show enough of a range of storytelling and art for me.

Still, good work on what is shown.

jakebilbao
07-29-2017, 02:12 PM
these are just two of the pages from the Book Blood of Gods I am currently finishing. I can notify you if the comic gets printed if you want. as for how I handle sequential pages, I'll post up sequentials I have done on past projects here:
https://s2.postimg.org/wcr5nil3t/JakeBilbao_CrispusCeasar_Issue1_Page20.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/3po5dpkrd/JakeBilbao_CrispusCeasar_Issue1_Page24.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/b87amcc49/JakeBilbao_CrispusCeasar_Issue1_Page26.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/u331crc61/JakeBilbao_CrispusCeasar_Issue1_Page39.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/lgzrs6061/JakeBilbao_CrispusCeasar_Issue1_Page40.jpg

for more of these sequentials you can purchase Crispus Caesar at:
https://www.amazon.com/Crispus-Caesar-Book-Thomas-Simmons-ebook/dp/B010VJE4QU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501348341&sr=8-1&keywords=crispus+caesar

jakebilbao
07-29-2017, 02:14 PM
I have also done work on Pathfinder for Dynamite entertainment:

https://s2.postimg.org/6ggbd8rx5/JakeBilbao_Pathfinder_Issue8_Page10.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/suxztguop/JakeBilbao_Pathfinder_Issue8_Page14.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/cl7tqkk0p/JakeBilbao_Pathfinder_Issue8_Page15.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/nm2yvlc9l/JakeBilbao_Pathfinder_Issue8_Page16.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/iwd16zl95/JakeBilbao_Pathfinder_Issue8_Page17.jpg

I hope you can find back issues at your local comic shop

jakebilbao
07-29-2017, 02:15 PM
I can also notify you when Once Our Land Book 2 comes out:

https://s2.postimg.org/7eifqxk61/JakeBilbao_OnceOurLandII_Page_12.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/hd3edetll/JakeBilbao_OnceOurLandII_Page_13.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/tlh2oe1cp/JakeBilbao_OnceOurLandII_Page_14.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/n3y64vqzd/JakeBilbao_OnceOurLandII_Page_29.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/3onebrxp5/JakeBilbao_OnceOurLandII_Page_31.jpg

jakebilbao
07-29-2017, 02:17 PM
I am also doing two weekly webcomics for EdgarRiceBurroughs.com

The Outlaw of Torn:

https://s2.postimg.org/9pq55yqmx/JakeBilbao_OutlawOfTorn_Page1.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/70qr26vrt/JakeBilbao_OutlawOfTorn_Page2.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/5zqid2es9/JakeBilbao_OutlawOfTorn_Page3.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/ta4o8qr89/JakeBilbao_OutlawOfTorn_Page4.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/l9uyxzzo9/JakeBilbao_OutlawOfTorn_Page5.jpg

kevinharte36
07-29-2017, 02:42 PM
Awesome. Only thing I'd say is that the backgrounds are too busy, taking away from the storytelling.

jakebilbao
07-29-2017, 03:30 PM
thanks. the thing I did to help combat that problem is I do my backgrounds on a separate layer so the colorist can color it at a separate opacity.

Neil Allen
07-29-2017, 05:10 PM
On the other hand, I'd really like to compliment you on your backgrounds. I've noticed a lot of comic artists really skimp on backgrounds when they can, and I think that's not the right idea. A background is always an opportunity to further immerse your reader into an environment and the story as a whole. Personally, I love doing them, but I've heard quite a few artists talk about how they don't. It looks like you put a lot of thought and care into your backgrounds. But in some images, the subjects do blend in with the backgrounds some.

Lots of good artwork here.

noahgrahamart
07-29-2017, 05:24 PM
Overall this stuff is very well drawn, the things to keep in mind to make busy compositions work is line weight, and even more especially the relation between contrasting tones (black, white, grey created by hatching and such) I find (and I'm an obsessive stupid detail guy as well) that the best way to make something stand out is by putting a contrasting tone behind it, also as you're working look at the stuff from a distance or really small on your phone or something (it makes it easier to ignore the detail and forcus on the general composition to see if everything's working how you want it to) finally keeping the backgrounds separate to encourage your colorist to color hold it may work but always be careful about laying too much of the success of a page on the colorist especially if you don't have someone who you have an established working relationship with and thus have a good idea what they'll do, they may do a great job but if it's not someone you know you're rolling the dice a bit, great work

Charles
07-29-2017, 09:52 PM
for more of these sequentials you can purchase Crispus Caesar at:
https://www.amazon.com/Crispus-Caesar-Book-Thomas-Simmons-ebook/dp/B010VJE4QU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501348341&sr=8-1&keywords=crispus+caesar

Is it available from anywhere other than Amazon?

sevans
07-30-2017, 08:27 AM
The backgrounds are busy, BUT only if it is staying black and white. Colourists can use colours and shade etc to suggest the focus areas.

Love all the texture that you render. Nice to see things that aren't all the same surface (in rendering).

jakebilbao
07-30-2017, 03:36 PM
Is it available from anywhere other than Amazon?

I think that's the only place you can get it.

jeffchris50
08-07-2017, 03:27 PM
Man, those are some super tight pencils, jb. I always enjoy looking at an artist's pencil work probably more than anything else since that is the foundation for everything that comes after. Are you rendering these the old fashioned way (pencil to paper, which, if you are---hand cramp city! LOL!) or digitally? Either way, really nice work with some crowds and background details that would probably make even George Perez go "Wow!"

jakebilbao
08-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Man, those are some super tight pencils, jb. I always enjoy looking at an artist's pencil work probably more than anything else since that is the foundation for everything that comes after. Are you rendering these the old fashioned way (pencil to paper, which, if you are---hand cramp city! LOL!) or digitally? Either way, really nice work with some crowds and background details that would probably make even George Perez go "Wow!"

thanks! these are all done digitally. the Blood of Gods pages were done with a surface pro 4. the other pages were done with a wacom intuos 4.

George would probably go " meh.... hold my beer..... I'll show these youngins how to draw crowds."

:laugh:

jeffchris50
08-08-2017, 03:24 PM
thanks! these are all done digitally. the Blood of Gods pages were done with a surface pro 4. the other pages were done with a wacom intuos 4.

George would probably go " meh.... hold my beer..... I'll show these youngins how to draw crowds."

:laugh:

Or he'd say "Here, draw all these backgrounds and crowd scenes for me while I drink this beer...!" :har:

SSTiger
08-20-2017, 05:04 PM
Hey, I love the backgrounds. The attention to detail is amazing. A lot of artists don't handle that type of fantasy (or, in this case, swords-and-shields-era) setting well, especially in action scenes. This is nicely done.

P.S: Please check your email (sorry don't hate me I'm actually a nice guy...)

Orlan29
08-20-2017, 05:09 PM
Jake:

You're backgrounds are fantastic love all your pages !!
Orlando

Marqphillipsp3
08-20-2017, 05:20 PM
These are really good! Your strong rendering looks rad, if not a wee bit hard to read at times.

Check out my new samples and tell me what ya'll think!
http://www.digitalwebbing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179247

reyesart
08-27-2017, 05:00 PM
:kewl:

Orlan29
08-27-2017, 06:24 PM
Man all this digital work wow no wonder it looks so clean
This would be tough on physical paper all that detail rendering becoming smeared of pencils.

I like your work very nice!

Orlando

MattTriano
08-27-2017, 08:22 PM
Good work dude. Obviously professional.

Busy backgrounds designed for color hold are certainly ok although I'd caution that it looks digital and might work just as well if it were composed and rendered with depth in mind, to be easily read regardless of holds. Less work too. In addition, try not to repeat faces/figures (as in some of the big battle shots) without disguising them thoroughly with additional/corrective drawing; repetitive elements are distracting even for the uninformed reader.

I would also not be overly trusting of a colorist, mileage varies.

Is the OUTLAW OF TORN shot from pencils or is there an inker?

Orlan29
08-28-2017, 01:26 AM
Hey jake how do you create all these intricate details for settings? Do you do research picture reference on
Historical backgrounds for establishing shots? Just curious

Orlando

jakebilbao
08-29-2017, 12:53 PM
Thanks will keep it in mind.

The Outlaw of Torn Pages are also all digital. done with Photoshop and a wacom Intuos Pro 4. I try to draw those pages really fast because the page rate for those pages aren't the same as the other pages.

Good work dude. Obviously professional.

Busy backgrounds designed for color hold are certainly ok although I'd caution that it looks digital and might work just as well if it were composed and rendered with depth in mind, to be easily read regardless of holds. Less work too. In addition, try not to repeat faces/figures (as in some of the big battle shots) without disguising them thoroughly with additional/corrective drawing; repetitive elements are distracting even for the uninformed reader.

I would also not be overly trusting of a colorist, mileage varies.

Is the OUTLAW OF TORN shot from pencils or is there an inker?

jakebilbao
08-29-2017, 12:55 PM
always research and get as much references when working on your drawings. not all of us have photographic memories. so references is a huge help in bring places and objects to life.

Hey jake how do you create all these intricate details for settings? Do you do research picture reference on
Historical backgrounds for establishing shots? Just curious

Orlando

jakebilbao
08-29-2017, 12:56 PM
thanks guys! yes these are all digital. the Blood of Gods pages were done on a Surface pro 4 but the others were done using a wacom intuos pro 4.

MattTriano
08-29-2017, 07:25 PM
Thanks will keep it in mind.

The Outlaw of Torn Pages are also all digital. done with Photoshop and a wacom Intuos Pro 4. I try to draw those pages really fast because the page rate for those pages aren't the same as the other pages.

I understand they're all digital.

Is there is an inker? Colorist? How are the final pages presented for print (online or otherwise)?

They seem more labor-intensive than the other pages how fast do OoT pages go than those you've inked further below? What do you do to work faster, aside from adequately preparing ref?

jakebilbao
08-30-2017, 02:00 PM
I understand they're all digital.

Is there is an inker? Colorist? How are the final pages presented for print (online or otherwise)?

They seem more labor-intensive than the other pages how fast do OoT pages go than those you've inked further below? What do you do to work faster, aside from adequately preparing ref?

no inker. just me. the colorist for TOOT is L Jamal Walton. TOOT pages are for a weekly webcomic at edgarriceburroughs.com

I try to finish 2 to 3 TOOT strips in a day. that is after I already laid out the roughs.

just try and keep away from distractions (like youtube videos) is the only other thing that keeps me churning out my pages at an ok speed.