I really enjoyed drawing these pages, even though they were under pressure – deadlines make me work faster. These are the last two pages to be completed for the presentation of the Independent Study tomorrow.
Amusing coincidences keep on popping up as I work on this project – the most recent is that WordPress released a theme called “Vostok”.
…. as in, the CCCP “Vostok” capsules.
There was a big hiatus recently – some computer troubles prevented me from scanning, editing, and uploading pages. However, I still drew during the gap – Act II, Scene I is complete, and Act I Scene I is almost complete as well!
And the two new pages, finishing this ‘scene’
and two more pages in the first half, getting closer to the blastoff…
Things I love to draw: black-and-white noir lighting for Sasha, and Korolev looking happy. Score!
How Sasha and Korolev first met. Try to see if you can spot (real) Russian cosmonauts, and also Spock! Somehow Spock snuck in there. I blame my inking hand.
It’s really getting down to the wire now – only about a month until finals and my presentation. I want to get more pages in to show the committee!
I wrote for Sasha to accidentally pull away from his IV, but I hate IVs and needles so much. I couldn’t subject myself and everyone else to that image. Here’s hoping my super-contrast-y, not-illustrating-any-needles solution works.
Also – the alien’s writing system is based on Sanskrit. I think Sanskrit just looks so amazing.