Background and environment designs that take place in Fisheye Placebo. I usually model out the concepts in Sketchup, and paint over them to blend them into the comic without the jarring 3D appearance.
These are the test images before I commit the design into the comic.
Designs and concept sketches of the antagonistic protagonist.
Plus some silly side stuff.
Designs and silly sketches of our less charming protagonist. But he's really not that bad. A few years of intense psychological trauma will turn him into the dark and brooding main character he always wanted to be.
The stoic and enigmatic red head with the occasional tendency to cross dress.
Jen the graffiti artist. University student by day, subverting the government by night.
Neon colors, skate board, and a trail of paint that spells out "YOU ARE FREE".
Our charming antagonist. Or is he?
We'll find out after he makes his appearance in the future chapters.
He will become the new head of the Solar Eye, and with it, a new battle.
Minor characters or characters yet to appear in the story. Some might not even make it to the final cut ):
This is the electric violin that I designed for Frey.
For those who are not familiar with electric violins, they work like an electric guitar which means the body doesn't amplify sound (that's done through an electric amplifier) so it can have many interesting shapes without affecting the sound. You can also play silently when it's not plugged in and I just love the idea of that.
There are various existing electric violins out there but this specific design doesn't exist.
Since working on this comic created a lot of strain and damage to my hand, I've been exploring other ways to keep creating while saving time and stress. The solution is to paint over 3D models to save time and pain. Since even creating 3D models cause a lot of pain for my hand, I've hired a team of wonderful artists to help me make these models.
Here are various tests done to see how well the models are working.
Special thanks to Maika Sozo for making the 3D model of Frey, and Alex Godfrey for rigging, posing, and rendering the scene. I have more members of the team working on new backgrounds and other assests. I’m super excited to introduce them and their work in the future!