The road was smooth and well paved, now, and the country about was beautiful, so that the travelers rejoiced in leaving the forest far behind, and with it the many dangers they had met in its gloomy shades.
This was a fun one. Chapter 10! Still going out of order, a little. These are the outskirts of the Emerald City, where everything is green. Green is a hugely frustrating color to work with and I have no idea if this even looks right; I might tweak it in future… and I’m allowing myself some yellow/gold for the Emerald City scenes, because why not.
I want the different peoples of Oz to have different consistent architectural styles. Munchkins build domed, slightly naturalistic buildings; Emerald City folks build harsh geometric spires; Winkies (eventually) build jagged, stalagmitic things.
Excited to get to the city, but probably doing chapter 9 first.

The road was smooth and well paved, now, and the country about was beautiful, so that the travelers rejoiced in leaving the forest far behind, and with it the many dangers they had met in its gloomy shades.

This was a fun one. Chapter 10! Still going out of order, a little. These are the outskirts of the Emerald City, where everything is green. Green is a hugely frustrating color to work with and I have no idea if this even looks right; I might tweak it in future… and I’m allowing myself some yellow/gold for the Emerald City scenes, because why not.

I want the different peoples of Oz to have different consistent architectural styles. Munchkins build domed, slightly naturalistic buildings; Emerald City folks build harsh geometric spires; Winkies (eventually) build jagged, stalagmitic things.

Excited to get to the city, but probably doing chapter 9 first.

Just trying to figure out how the Wicked Witch will look. There isn’t terribly much to go on in the text… she has one powerful eye, and she carries around an umbrella. Aside from that, I’ve tried to make her totally separate from the only other visual interpretation of the character I’ve ever seen, and I’ve tried to design her minions and the look of the territory she’s taken over to match her… Black/gray and yellow and lots of points. What do you think?
She also only appears in person in one (very long) chapter, and right in the middle of the book… So it’ll be a chapter with a lot more illustrations than most.

Just trying to figure out how the Wicked Witch will look. There isn’t terribly much to go on in the text… she has one powerful eye, and she carries around an umbrella. Aside from that, I’ve tried to make her totally separate from the only other visual interpretation of the character I’ve ever seen, and I’ve tried to design her minions and the look of the territory she’s taken over to match her… Black/gray and yellow and lots of points. What do you think?

She also only appears in person in one (very long) chapter, and right in the middle of the book… So it’ll be a chapter with a lot more illustrations than most.

To be sure, the broad river now cut them off from this beautiful land. But the raft was nearly done, and after the Tin Woodman had cut a few more logs and fastened them together with wooden pins, they were ready to start.
The Chapter 8 intro illustration is finished! I’m going slightly out of order because the starting points for 7 and 9 are kind of bland, and I need to figure out something to say with those illustrations in the meantime. I’ve been swamped and chipping away at this one for a while; it’s a relief to finally move forward on this project again.
This is the first full-page we’ve seen of the whole group together!!

To be sure, the broad river now cut them off from this beautiful land. But the raft was nearly done, and after the Tin Woodman had cut a few more logs and fastened them together with wooden pins, they were ready to start.

The Chapter 8 intro illustration is finished! I’m going slightly out of order because the starting points for 7 and 9 are kind of bland, and I need to figure out something to say with those illustrations in the meantime. I’ve been swamped and chipping away at this one for a while; it’s a relief to finally move forward on this project again.

This is the first full-page we’ve seen of the whole group together!!

So they all lay upon the ground except the Scarecrow, and he stood up and stretched out his arms.  And when the crows saw him they were frightened, as these birds always are by scarecrows, and did not dare to come any nearer.  But the King Crow said: “It is only a stuffed man.  I will peck his eyes out.”
He’s the king so I gave him a crown.
I’ve sort of worked out a unified aesthetic for the witch and all of her minions; you will be seeing more of that soon…

So they all lay upon the ground except the Scarecrow, and he stood up and stretched out his arms.  And when the crows saw him they were frightened, as these birds always are by scarecrows, and did not dare to come any nearer.  But the King Crow said: “It is only a stuffed man.  I will peck his eyes out.”

He’s the king so I gave him a crown.

I’ve sort of worked out a unified aesthetic for the witch and all of her minions; you will be seeing more of that soon…

Haven’t been able to touch this project in a while, but I finally got another spot illustration done! Getting back into the groove with this soon, I have a few things drawn and not colored yet.
If you’re interested, the other stuff I’m working on lately is mostly in the categories of my webcomic Vattu, and my art book publishing company Benign Kingdom.
If you’re in or near NYC, you should come see me at MoCCA Fest this weekend! I’ll be at table C3.
Will talk to you soon!!!!!

Haven’t been able to touch this project in a while, but I finally got another spot illustration done! Getting back into the groove with this soon, I have a few things drawn and not colored yet.

If you’re interested, the other stuff I’m working on lately is mostly in the categories of my webcomic Vattu, and my art book publishing company Benign Kingdom.

If you’re in or near NYC, you should come see me at MoCCA Fest this weekend! I’ll be at table C3.

Will talk to you soon!!!!!