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Red Earth

The story of strangers brought together by lost things found in the desert, how these things effect their view of reality,what they do with said things, and those who would like to stop them.

Writer:Nicholas
Penciller: Matto
Inker: Matto
Lettering: Matto
Coloring: Matto
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The story of strangers brought together by lost things found in the desert, how these things effect their view of reality,what they do with said things, and those who would like to stop them.

Writer:Nicholas
Penciller: Matto
Inker: Matto
Lettering: Matto
Coloring: Matto

Recent Comments

Matto
January 2nd, 2008
At Last!
Civilization! Here we see thew city of Armstrong, which is one of (if not the only; you'll have to ask Nicholas) major cities in the comic. So yeah, it's pretty important.

The last panel was originally going to be a giant window shot (looking down), but I suggested that we change it to an overview of the city for a couple of reasons. Mainly I was tired of doing over-the-shoulder stuff, but also that I thought that it would be a better to show off the size of the city itself than just showing a ton of people going about their daily lives. (Which we shall see a fair amount of in the coming few pages). Those two skyscrapers are local landmarks, government or something like that. You'll just have to stick around to find out their significance.
Matto
December 27th, 2007
Oh wow!
A comment! Thanks for the compliments!

As for your question, I first draw everything out by hand (I kinda suck with a tablet), and then scan everything in as B/W lineart. Then I use Paint Shop Pro to do all the colouring. I work with several layers at a time (lineart, colour, shading, red filter, etc.), with varying degrees of transparency applied to each. That's how I do all the shadow effects and everything. So the colouring is mostly just painted overtop of the lineart, and then I play around with the transparency levels on each layer. Sometimes I'll also use some more advanced stuff as well (textures, blur tools, etc.), but not on this page.

Thanks again for the comments, I'm glad you're enjoying Red Earth so far. Keep checking back; as of Monday we plan to go on to a more consistant page-a-week schedle.
Buckett
December 25th, 2007
Interesting so far! I like it :D I love how the settings have so much detail, how do you do the coloring?
Nicholas
August 30th, 2007
Originally this page was going to have a narration running through it. But once I saw it without lettering I decided it worked better without it.