Category Archives: Pencils to Pixels

Pencils to Pixels: Screen 2

The second screen was reworked a lot mostly to get the humor and dialogue right. Early on, the first penciled, inked, and greyed artwork for screen 2 had Drew interacting with Camilla instead of Priya. The last panel was also re-drawn several times to match alternate endings, all of which were designed to define Ted’s character and his dynamic with Drew.

It’s also funny (to me) to compare the pencils to the final product and see the cut n’ paste Vantacor on the wall, as well as the pasted Priya. The screen 2 layout (below) has several differences compared to the screen 2 shown on Zuda. Namely, Drew still has his plant. . .

We Make Clouds, screen 2


Pencils to Pixels: Screen 5

I’ve always enjoyed the pencil work that lied behind a comics final product. The art of We Make Clouds may not rival Jim Lee, but it’s a process nonetheless.

I know when I see other peoples pencils the dots can be connected. The artist’s style, intention and process can be seen layered throughout the image. Hopefully, that can be seen here as well.
— J.