Tuesday, March 17, 2009

meet mercedes

This is the first panel in which we meet Mercedes, the evil villain in The Nik Notebooks, Volume One, THE SILVER SERPENT, and the third panel in which we view Nik. Getting the collision to look sufficiently violent while maintaining the grace inherent in Mercedes (the collider) and Nik (the collidee) was challenging. Whew!

Dressing them was fun. Mercedes is all Kate Spade: skirt, blouse, handbag and shoes. Nik is a little Gossip Girl. Just because I'm creating a middle grade graphic novel doesn't mean I can't have style and sex appeal!

I still have to rough in the shirts, skirts and shoes details, but the body mass and movement is good enough to hang clothes on during finished pencils which is my next step!

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