It's finally here! Visit www.junipercomic.com to read our first ever webcomic, Juniper. Keep coming here to see random comics and drawings!
First of all Carrie and I want to thank you all for coming to check out our blog for our comic, Juniper. We’ve received so much support from our friends, family and even strangers, and this project has been such a rewarding learning experience.
I hope ya’ll enjoy our concept art and we will continue to update our blog once or twice a week until our Juniper launch date so continue to check back for more posts and drawings!
Here are photoshop lined and colored versions of Juniper. Juniper, whom our comic is named after, is interesting because she (yes, she!) is simultaneously a character of the comic and the main setting. Juniper is an enchanted house responsible for magical shenanigans that keep the main characters on their tippy toes. Magic doors, creatures, you name it, pop up randomly and unexpectedly causing all sorts of kerfuffle!
This here rough turnaround is of our dragon dude named Douglas. Douglas is the loveable grump of our two main characters. He’s pretty resistant to change and is strongly opposed to any shenanigans that interfere with his habits or schedule. Despite this, Douglas’ charm lies in his deep loyalty to those he cares about (a select few!), though he doesn’t like to show it. He is a provider of sage advice and does his best to be straightforward and appeal to the good side in others.
Above are dragon-man Douglas’ expression sheets. He was a man. He was a dragon man. (TROOOGDOOOR!)
Though we definitely gave these references a little more love than just drawing an “s” and then a more different “s”. :P
Here is a rough turnaround for our unicorn main character, Berry. Berry and Douglas are best buddies. He is sort of a bro and loves, loooooves the ladies. While Berry puts off a manly front, he is notorious for being a bit of a baby and is also a tad immature (though he makes up for his immaturity in endearing enthusiasm). He is Douglas’ foil in that he has more of a laid back disposition and embraces change more readily.
Let me just say, it took me a couple of months to get to the point where I could somewhat draw horses and I am still learning! They can be frustratingly difficult and many a time Carrie and I have looked at each other and said “Why did we pick a freaking horse for a main character??? Argh!”
However, we really do love Berry as a character in our comic (and unicorns are awesome!) and it’s well worth the drawing effort having him in there. Plus one day, I’m going to do a mini happy dance when I am supah baller dope at drawing horses from all the practice.
Above are our expression sheets for our bro-nicorn character Berry. Making expressive faces for a horse is pretty difficult (much less drawing them! Yeesh!). But I think Carrie did a great job and they are quite indicative of the emotions we were trying to convey. The “laughing” and “pfft” faces are my personal favorites!