Friday, May 4, 2007

Dark Hunger


Promotional illustration for Dark Hunger

I wanted to paint this piece but given the time allocated to finish this piece, I had to settle with simple colours. More on this later. Thank God it's Friday! I'm off to Orchard!

EDIT: Dark Hunger is a one-shot manga adaptation from "Hot Blooded", a novel by the New York Times bestselling author, Christine Feehan. Initially the project took off with a different artist. However, 2 months later she lost contacts and eventually dropped the ball.

I was assigned to take over and finish 200 pages in 4 months. The deathly deadline to catch up with the lost times had me working non stop, pushing to the limits beyond insanity. To top it off, I had to match the previous style (which the clients love so much). It's one hell of a rush job!

But hey, perseverance! I survived the ordeal. At last, this week I managed to clear the whole thing. It's not something I'm proud of in terms of aesthetics. But I take pride in being able to bite the bullet and taking the responsibility to finish a long overdue project.

Dark Hunger will be released on October 2nd, 2007


FYI, cover artwork and the first few pages were done by the original artist. I have no hands in those.

Links:
Christine Feehan's home page
Dark Hunger on Amazon.com


Sketch and bloody Inks

4 comments:

azhar said...

wahhhh...

superbly drawn...

love the composition..colour...everythinglah...

could you show us...step by step of your work...

especially on digital painting/colouring...

pleasssseeeee ssshhhhooow us the
technique

86 said...

i gots the hungerrrrr
and it is darrrkkk

jEzmiNe tHe shOpPeR said...

OMG..OMG.. hEbaTnYer....
LovE LovE... i LikE thE rEd + bLacK iNk..juaL Lar....

Zid said...

Azhar:
There is no secret. What I know about the steps is probably the same steps you take to do your works too.
But, I will post work in progress more often from now on since you mentioned it :D

86:
There will be NO sequel! Any darker or hungrier, get someone else! LOL

Jezmine:
Hehe the graphic novel will be out in stores this October :D Do check em out in stores if you have time but it's not one of my best works.. It's a rush job :P