Graphic Novel Look Development

  • Jeremiah X Joseph
    I am very happy to announce that I have teamed up with writer Jeremiah H. Swanson and that we are working on our Batman graphic novel together. 
    I absolutely loved his book; "And Death Will Seize the Doctor, Too". 
    It's a paranormal noir thriller about Christian Thompson, a man who has the ability to heal others with a touch of his hand but in order to do so must first take the life of someone else...you can get it on amazon here : link
    We will release the first chapter of our graphic novel online, in hopes of getting noticed by DC comics and have our entire novel published.
    Jeremiah is working on the story as we speak, and in the mean time I am working on developing the look of our graphic novel.
  • Graphic novel look development 01 : Daylight
    This first look development step is technical, I need to figure out how I am going to translate my photography into comic book art.
    Later on during the development process with the use of styling, environment design, lighting and colors, I will give it a more Batman aesthetic.
    As of now it is about getting comfortable with digital painting in Photoshop and developing a photo to painting workflow that I am happy with.​​​​​​​

    Photoshoot: studio shoot Nikon D800 / Lightroom: raw files management / Photoshop: paint over the photographs / Lightroom: final color tweaks
  • Graphic novel look development 02 : Nighttime
    For this look development I wanted to translate digitally the white pencil on black paper illustration media. 
    Where you paint with colors on black paper the areas of your subject that gets illuminated, leaving all the dark areas as the untouched black paper.
  • I will regularly share the progress of our graphic novel as we go.
    Thank you for watching and see you soon on the next update!