Page 1 of our new Dragon Age 2 comic is live over on the DA2 page. This is just a quick three page story that will introduce you to a couple of the main characters.
I had a lot of fun drawing this for a couple reasons. First Bioware has delivered some truly incredible character designs with this game. I got a folder full of concept art that I just drooled over for hours. My biggest gripe with the last game was that the characters and to some extent the environments looked kind of boring. That’s simply not the case anymore. In fact you might not even recognize some old characters that have been brought back but given a huge face lift.
The other cool thing about this project was I tried using as much live human reference as I could. It’s a very hectic fight scene and rather than just try and pull the moves out of thin air I looked up videos of sword fighting and even took pictures of people in the office performing some of the moves. This is like art 101 stuff I know but for me, working from models is something new. I think the end result is a much more dynamic set of pages.
Anyway, I hope you like it. Check out the first page now and check back on Thursdays for the next two pages.