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Monday, January 03, 2011


So, I'm really happy that Toby Skybuckle is back on my desk after a longer production time-out due to some publishing business reasons etc. Anyway, things are (still) really promising and I'm looking forward to getting Toby started (again).

This sheet here is a rough development piece with no further relevance for the story:

This is the analog pre-sketch of this:

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  1. WOW, intense brush work!! Thanks for sharing this vis dev piece. Love it. Happy New Year!

  2. I don't talk about that work again cause I 'm always congrats and Tell how I love that ... so ... just : Happy new year ..!!

  3. Happy New Year! Very interesting piece is this all digital?

  4. Cheers Derek, :D !!

    Anomymous, indeed, I'm very happy about it. :)

    Faboun'e, Happy New Year! :) Cheers!

    Teyem, the same to you! This is piece here is 100% digitally done. There was just a small analog pre-sketch of the small characters. I used this analog sketch as a kind of "assist".

  5. Great piece! you always are best! my great friend, cowboy, Rockman!

  6. Always inspired. Thanks Florian.

  7. Su! :D Hahaha, cheers!

    Brandon! Thanks for the kind comment!

  8. Wow great stuff here...just incredible!! Thank you for showing the process:D