The Invasion of the USS Ploumar by an Unidentified Alien Species and its Heroic Defense by the Crew of the USS Lord Jimon November 5, 2013 at 1316
Here’s the page that I’ve been working on for the last four or five months:
That’s one page in the new issue of Rocksalt, hopefully coming out later today.
and the tiny drawings that surround the larger drawing:
I also studied a lot of Legion of Super-Heroes comics for this, I hope that shows. I also watched that movie Gravity and read some pretty obscure Conrad short stories.
and if you want to see a much larger version, check here:
That’s only 2000 pixels across. Of course the original file’s even bigger than that. I could probably print it a few feet across without much loss of image.
I’m not sure how closely I came to my original idea for this page. In some ways, I hit exactly what I was aiming for, and in some ways I didn’t even get close. I did learn more than average on this one, though. There’s about four months of solid thought about perspective represented here. I drew the underlying space station tacked to a blank wall in my living room and used a laser pointer as the ruler, so the vanishing points were literally twenty feet apart from each other. That’s a neat trick and I plan to use it a lot more in the future.
I need to work on texture now. The aliens are insanely inconsistent.