Be back later, superstar.
♥ Ingrid Seven and Mara Prince.
Catch up with the series on comiXology! Only two more issues to go!
Mara #4 is out today! Pick it up in your local comic shop or online at comiXology!
The military is keen to co-opt Mara, now that her abilities are maturing, and they aren’t above using her soldier brother to convince her. They offer to “accept” her again, and she rightly rejects it for the crap that it is. Cut off not only from friends and family, but now from her country, where can she go now? Brian, Ming, and Jordie raise the stakes.
Mara Prince pinup!
Felt like sneaking a little coloring time in for fun. :)
I love this panel from Mara #3.
Did everybody spot the Lemon Demon flyer?
(Two Princes: Mark and Mara)
Thanks Clay! Character consistency is something I struggled with for years and am still refining. On the one hand, I didn’t want to come up with a standard “face template” and have everyone in my art look identical, minus hair and coloring choices. On the other hand, how do you keep one face looking like itself across all those angles? It’s headache inducing!
I find that adjectives really help. Keeping descriptive words in your mind’s eye can help meld a drawing’s look. Mara and her brother Mark both have large, dark, almond shaped eyes, small pert noses, equally-sized plush top and bottom lips, and square-leaning-to-oval faces.
Those are a lot of specific descriptors because they’re important characters. For supporting cast, I may just resort to “shifty and blonde,” “Daniel Craig,” “equine and 40ish,” etc., and just try to draw true to the spirit of what those phrases evoke for me.
Words, words, words! A drawing is a sentence you can see.
Make us proud.
Another beautiful photoset from MARA #1! Getting excited for #3 to come out this Wednesday, hope you guys like it! :)
My version of @mingdoyle and Brian Wood’s “Mara”—which I highly recommend. Photoshop, Cintiq.