Check it out, also, I’m getting hit with a bunch of work so weekly pages may slow down…? Ideally I can punch out some more pages, but who knows. Let’s see what happens next week.
The (majority of the) crew is back together! Or really, I should say, for the FIRST TIME we get to see the (majority of the) crew together! Let the social dynamics begin!
Check it out, jump over to Chapter two by clicking this link.
The last time I drew a page with Chip and Sommer was years ago, but in the world of the Sirens, they’re just half an hour out of the Potted Pistrix Pub. Luckily they’ve run into a couple friends.
Blimey!! It’s time to come clean Angi, you’re a little bit dangerous when you’re seeing monsters in every shadow. So how do you get out of the Song?
This one’s a lot of fun. And it took me a while to do. I still want to shade it, but I also want to get a page out this week. I’ll come back and spruce it up, for sure.
Took a while to get this one out, but I’ve got a few pages ready to go. I think I can keep up with the page-a-week pace for now… but honestly, I still have no idea how to do any of this. Time management gets tough when you work freelance. Crossing fingers I can keep ahead of it!
Cursed with the Siren’s Song, Angila suffers in a dreamlike state whenever a series of musical notes are played. Few amongst her crew know of her affliction, even less know how she got it. When it comes to finding the cure to what ails her, there’s no beast that will stand in her way. Not even the legendary Last Basilisk of the Tethys Ocean …
Let’s do this! I’ve finally finished updating the tone and style of Chapter one (and two!). The lack of shades accentuates the change that occurs whenever Angila hits her dream state. The text is cleaner, I’ve lightened some darks, evened out some over-saturated flats, filled in a detail here and there, etc. Just an overall reworking of Chapter one. Check out the revised edition :here:
Now that that’s out of the way, what say we work some new content?
A few months ago I did another podcast with the squad over at Sci-Fi Saturday Night. The last time around, I nervously rambled for a little under an hour dreading being the guest that left dead air. This latest conversation however was a lot more relaxed and fun. The main question was “Where’s the rest of the Siren’s content?” and unfortunately, my answer was “ehhh there’s not a lot.” In truth I’ve been hit by lots of work, (which is never a bad thing) but this week I’ve had a nice relaxing gap of time to fill, and I’ve been filling it with work on the Sirens. I know it’s been MONTHS since I last said the train started moving again, so don’t hold your breath. But I’ve started drawing again, and it feels great. My gesture work is on point, I’m more relaxed about extraneous detail, and the whole process just feels easier. I’m learning to take the pressure off, and that’s letting me get back to work. Now that I’m getting back into the swing of things, why don’t we post a little bit of content? Check out the link below to hear another stellar conversation.
I’ve been inactive for 7 months. Work has picked up dramatically, and honestly I got a little discouraged with Sirens. I spend my time away from Sirens working on something I called Nick’s Important Documents; a collection of dorky video game nonsense that brings me joy. Feel free to check it out at http://nickshakespeare.com/nid
I’ve had a nice break. Now I’m ready to get back into the Sirens. So lets start off with a little bit on Rose. Chief Mate. The right hand of Angila. Naturally carefree, until she needs to sort out Angila’s Visions…
My wife and I are going on holiday for the next week and a half, so I thought I'd post this early.
She may not have opposable thumbs, but she's still a Siren. Bonus high fives to anyone who can guess three of the languages Ruby speaks. Super high tens to anyone who can decode the other two "languages"!
Who wouldn't enjoy the solitude of a crow's nest? Time away from the hustle and bustle on and below decks. Time to play your conch, or work on your widdle. When it comes to Chip, she's always got some project to work on.
"Now she's a large lass!" "What'd YOU eat for breakfast?"
Leave it out. Don't go troublin' Sommer. She's got enough on her mind.
Hey! It was my birthday this weekend! Ice cream cake, BBQ, grilling' dogs, and many other unhealthy food decisions. But enough about me...
Meet Satomi; the Sirens' cook and a general good-vibes type of person. From salted meats to scurvy reducing fruits, Satomi knows how to make 'em taste swell. She grew up with a fleet of Khadi "free folk", unbounded by the laws of nationality, free to sail the world in search of any friendly port. In fact, her family crossed paths with Rose's many a time during their youth.
As a former Rouge Lieutenant, Marcelina considers herself to be the most disciplined member of the Sirens. She is practiced in the traditional fencing style used throughout the Navy. She is a crack shot on her Bandaq, able to hit targets at a hundred yards. If she hadn't been uncovered as a woman, she might have just risen to the ranks of Commander. Lucky for the Sirens, Marcelina fled the Rouge long before the gender discrimination laws were scrapped.
What a weekend! Saw Ocean's 8. Ran a bunch with my wife. Ate a lot of ice cream. Saw Alt J in concert. Watched a bunch of Daria (Season 1). Walked around Brooklyn and loved every minute of it.
But enough about me! Who's this posh little goofball? This aspiring writer wanted more than golden chalices and well piped furniture, so she sprung out in pursuit of adventure! Little did she know how swept away she could get in a life on the sea.
I'm going to say every character is my favorite, but Kiri and Zuri might just be my favorite pair. After meeting each other while being separately pursued by various angry crowds, their combined cunning led to their escape. From then on, the two were inseparable, using each other's talents to cover their own weaknesses.
Let's keep this going, shall we? Gail's always got some scheme up her sleeve, and most of the time, they pan out just fine.