In case you’re wondering, Prelude Balada West Yorkshire (PBWY) is meant to be a prequel to Catatan Pengembaraan Seorang Flowerman (CPSF). PBWY is to be a full-colored graphic novel.
The above is a sample penciled page taken from an early chapter of ‘Siri Catatan Pengembaraan Seorang Flowerman: Prelude Balada West Yorkshire’. Compared to the rather static nature of the scene progressions in book 1, I’ve decided to experiment with a more dynamic storytelling approach for the upcoming book. For this purpose, I’ve learnt a lot about perspectives and camera angles. Hopefully, it will all turn out good in the end … And hopefully result in a better reading experience for fans of the series.
For this project, inking is still done manually using assorted pens (Faber Castell Ecco Pigment 0.1 is still my favorite) The advantage of inking over one’s own penciling is the ability to cut corners during the pencil work (i.e. I don’t have to pencil in every detail … so this saves a lot of time)
Stay tuned for more previews!