I met Garret online first and eventually in person while camping out with Michael Allen Rose and Sauda Namir for Chicago’s Printer Row, a huge book festival that shuts down a few city blocks.
So, I was more than happy to help when he asked me to help flush out an interpenetration of his character GODAN. He sent me some reference material and after a quick chat, I made a sketch to get my placement set and then, some hours later, came up with this:
If you’d like to know more about Godan click HERE.
And let’s take a look at the rough sketch and line work to see just how far things progressed from pencil to the end result:
I tend to go fairly rough and fast when it comes to pencil work that I know will end up digitally painted. So as I soon as I was finished, I could see that proportion would need to be corrected once I got to the coloring phase.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and as soon as the current docket lets up, I definitely want to play more with this approach.
Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-