As part of the countdown to the dragon’s first appearance on Isle of Elsi, I have been “unlocking” one Patreon backer blog entry per week for the last month. I thought it would be a good idea to collect all five posts here so that people can check them out more easily!
• Isle of Elsi Process – Inking This was one of six detailed posts I did about my cartooning process. It includes a two minute time-lapse video of me inking page 29 of Isle of Elsi from start to finish (about six hours of work!). This post also includes information about all of my inking tools.
• Isle of Elsi Patreon Livestream 4/26/16 Every month I do an hour-long livestream for my $2+ Patreon backers. In this one I digitally color page 34 using Photoshop while answering questions from my patrons!
• If First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again! Every Saturday I send a small update from my drawing table, usually a photograph of whatever page I have been working on that week. In this update I broke down my multiple attempts to draw a well using some tricky perspective.
• Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Each month I do a write up about some of the books that inspired Isle of Elsi. In this post I talk about the Harry Potter series and the way it not only inspired my story but my also my desire to draw a full color webcomic. It includes many of my Harry Potter fan drawings!
• Behind the Scenes – Egalliv As part of my preparations for Isle of Elsi, I built a 3-D model of Egalliv, using Google Sketchup. This post shows a “flyover” of the village. In subsequent posts I show my design drawings of individual buildings as well as their 3D turnaround.
At this point there are more than 70 of these backer blog posts available to my $2+ Patreon supporters, and I am adding more every week. Isle of Elsi will always be free to read, but if you are interested in reading more about the process of creating it, consider lending your support on Patreon. If I reach $500 a month in support I will be able to start posting Isle of Elsi pages twice a week!