Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wetworks#1:Preview of inks

THIS IS A TEST...just trying out some new software and another way of showing artwork online. Instead of still images that everyone wishes they could "really" zoom into what about video zooming into still images.

You see I got my advanced copies of the book last week and thought some of it printed a tad bit dark. But then again I told Wendy I wanted a dark look. Live and learn. Anyways, I wanted to show off some of the inks that Trev did that might not be too apparent with the published book and since I'm not actually allowed to publish hi-rez images of the pages on the net I thought hey what about videos of the images that zoom into/pan into the pages? No one can print video stills onto t-shirts, right? Well, and make it look good, at least.

So here are some of the panels from the first issue up close and personal. I got a new computer just to do stuff like this my blog and videos and stuff. It came with a program called Muvee. Where you can load in video clips (or in this case images) tell the camera where to look at each image and add a music file then presto the program arranges all the images into a sequence that is timed to the beats of the music you've provided and spits out a video. So in others words I take five minutes to load images and a song and the program churns out a video that looks like I took hours to plan and put together...a perfect quick way for a busy penciler to advertise comicbook artpages he's taken hours, days, years to bring to life...I think.

The book comes out today, I think, so I will post my thoughts on and insights and trivia on the actual printed first issue next time...

29 comments:

monsanto said...

Wetworks at long last! :) Nice to know you have your own blog. Finally something new to get excited about.

Ako lang,
Gilbert

Gerry Alanguilan said...

Yeah! I'll get a copy when I get back to Manila. Nice to see you blogging and youtubing, Whilce!

:)

tobie said...

Ey Whilce!!!!

Tobie of DILIMAN comic here.
Just saying hello! Will add you to my links.

kwanechang said...

about time man. im finally glad to see wetworks hit the stands !!!

j cruz said...

hey whilce

glad you finally dove in! can't wait to see more !

jeff cruz
wavmostudio

Whilce Portacio said...

Hey Guys,

Whilce Portacio said...

Thanx for being the first to greet me...you all are doing so well carrying on the banner we all started together...

Whilce Portacio said...

Like my Einstien picture? Jo hates it and is trying to get me to use a more "mister Pogi" type of a picture...let's see how long I can use this freaky one...heheheheheh

ARTLINK STUDIOS said...

Wow! Finally, I will be more updated
to the great man in Modern Comics--Whilce Portacio! Goodluck to your online blogging Sir!^__^

Rafa said...

Congratz on publishing Wetworks again.
The video looks great!

-Rafa

monsanto said...

Your photo looked like it was taken upside down :)

Ubod_ng_Lumpia said...

good to see you having a blog sir

you are one of my favorite artists and I hope to see more future work from you:)

mabuhay po kayo:)

--kino--

Whilce Portacio said...

Hey Gilbert,

Well that wasn't long...see Jo made me change my pix...remember this? This is what I gave to Ger for his Wasted book.It's me as Ger as Wasted as meeh...

Damon_Zero said...

Welcome back!!! Wetworks.
I have been a very big fan of this book since it first came out. And very glad it is out again. Thanks Whilice

Damon

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syrtheone said...

Heh whilce, I am your biggest fan and I am glad to see your back in the saddle again. Now I can truely say my life feels complete. Looking forward to wetworks and batman.

syrtheone said...

I can't believe your responding to us here...
so cool.

Philip Tan said...

I got mine na! Very nostalgic ako...

Although I miss that painting works yours Whilce... SW:TA first few issues....

P : )

Johnny said...
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Johnny said...

I envite this kind of commercial before you, but never made, so you still are 1st.

I hope we will see here someday movie with you drawing, yesyesyo.

Wish you the best with WetWorks.

Whilce Portacio said...

Johnny,

Yes, in fact alot of the reasons behind my youtube test and buying this computer is to finally do the "How I draw" video I've always wanted to...tho' with Batman and Wetworks it will take awhile before I can actually finish that project. Tho' yes this will be the place to watch it happen...

Johnny said...

Thank you for answear (and wrote Johnny with 2N). If you will have a little time please check it:
http://komiks.polter.pl/Blog-Whilcea-Portacio-w14124
I'm putting there sometimes informations about your projects.

Kevin J said...

Whilce it is great to see you back in a monthly fashion and I am glad it is with Wetworks. You were both missed greatly and the wait for this new series was tough but after reading issue 1 it was worth it.

What are your plans for the art? Will you be doing as many as you can or just the first 12 or so? I hope you stick around for as long as possible on this new series, it's just not the same with someone else drawing your characters.

It is great that you started a blog as well, it is a great motivational tool! Keep up the good work and don't stop drawing!!!!!!

bong abad said...

i can't wait to read it.

will always be supporting your stuff, whilce.

bong

Whilce Portacio said...

Hey KevinJ,

Will be with the book as long as they and you will have me. The numbers aren't that great right now, expected that with what little advertising we got but expect (and hope) the numbers will go up...if that happens then you can expect me to stay on until Dane becomes completely bald...

Whilce Portacio said...

Johnny,

Thanx again for the support and for spreading the news of WW's on your site...if there is anything you need just e-mail Joann at

portacio@comcast.net

Again Thanx

Anonymous said...

Hi Whilce,

My name is Adam, I believe you knew my cousins Art(Arthur) and Anabel from back at Midway. Anyhow, this is the only source I found to somehow contact you. If this rings a bell, please don't hesitate to reply back at coolbeans.adam@gmail.com

Thank You,

Adam

Whilce Portacio said...

Hey Adam,

Yes I had the pleasure of growing up with your cousin Art. Anabel was real small at the time. Me and Art were twelvish...

In fact your cousin with his wierd sense of humor got me ready to appreciate british humor like Monty Python...he was as funny as they are...

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