It was in one of our chats that Isaia suddenly said, “I want to draw a motel.”
Yeah, whatever that means, I thought, until he sent me the rough sketch of this mysterious motel and… I was blown away. Like any of his sketches, Isaia poured his soul into this one. I love his broken motel. It speaks a thousand words in a silent scream.
So I just had to be a part of this adventure. I drew a girl and her dragon charging into the building. Not sure if they’re on a rescue mission or bracing themselves for a hidden war, but I think it’s that silent scream that draws them in.
Well, I wish we had the strength to write a story for this piece. But for now, we would love to find it a home, maybe as a cover of some cool speculative fiction anthology. It’s currently under consideration in a few magazines. No news yet, but we are crossing our fingers!
Anyway, let me share the process with you. As always with our coops, we had so much fun seeing how the piece unravelled itself like a story. We put so much love into this one and are really really happy with the result 🙂
|Last, I added flying autumn leaves and the moon for better atmospheric effect and… voila! The sketch is done.
Checking the stats, this one took us… 17 hours and 45 minutes. 17 hours and 45 minutes of fun, I tell ya! 🙂
Thank you for your visit. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did making it.
|1. The first sketch Isaia sent me. Wow, right?||2. A few more details–the building taking form.||3. I tested it with the girl I drew from Mission One. Looks cool, no? 🙂|
|4. Isaia added the sign and accidentally deleted it! But it’s ok, he redrew a better one anyway 🙂||5. Originally I wanted to draw the girl like this…||6. But I decided it needed more action, so I changed her and added a dragon.|
|7. Adding colours, and shadows and… oh dang! I messed up the dragon’s right wing!||8. No fret! Sketchclub has this awesome tool called “Transform” and it can fix anything. Like magic 🙂||9. Then Isaia did the final touch-up and the lighting. He is magic too. 🙂|