One thing doesn't follow another

The sketch and process journal of Jenn Manley Lee

Another item off the bucket list to draw: the over designed air/spaceport transit hub. Which I’ll never draw again after page 11 of Birth.
Here’s something I spent way too much time on for page 10 of Birth. Not the main thing that’s been holding up this page, but probably didn’t help.

Here’s something I spent way too much time on for page 10 of Birth. Not the main thing that’s been holding up this page, but probably didn’t help.

While we wait for a Dicebox update, here’s a quick sketch pertaining to my story in the upcoming Beyond Anthology. As you can see, I fibbed when I said my story might be about Mare, it’s totally going to be about Mare! And her family. Like brother Tag there. And, yes, there will be football involved.

While we wait for a Dicebox update, here’s a quick sketch pertaining to my story in the upcoming Beyond Anthology.

As you can see, I fibbed when I said my story might be about Mare, it’s totally going to be about Mare! And her family. Like brother Tag there. And, yes, there will be football involved.

Last page of Griffen acting like a boss. I mean literally, a boss. It’s been kinda weird. 
Let’s just hope she’ll be giving Grae permission to stand at ease sometime soon. That and a fairly restrained Griffen sure made for some limited staging options, let me tell you.

Last page of Griffen acting like a boss. I mean literally, a boss. It’s been kinda weird. 

Let’s just hope she’ll be giving Grae permission to stand at ease sometime soon. That and a fairly restrained Griffen sure made for some limited staging options, let me tell you.

Few things I like better than drawing a snarky Griffen, I must say. Like in page 8 of Birth.
Still working out the kinks with the new line and rendering approach, just ever so done doing so with page 7 of Birth.

Testing, testing…

My process, she is a-changing. Again. Due to a combination of setting up a new computer and therefore re-evaluating all my digital tools plus some snazzy new wash brushes by Frenden. I’ve also finally found the Frenden pencil that gives me the line I want. 

Basically I plan to start doing the base shading along with the line art in Manga Studio and then coloring in Photoshop. (still quicker for me to color in Photoshop given the processes I’ve developed over the years plus better adjustment options). The quick test above pleases me.

And it’s not the new process delaying the next page–that’s actually making things much quicker–but the set-up of aforementioned new computer while keeping up with all other obligations.

Insignificant bird! My favorite bit of drawing from page 6 of Birth.
Sorry, fresh out of sock garters. However, a vest makes an appearance in page 5 of Birth.
Have a pandering shot of sock garters from page 4 of Birth (now up).