The making of Peak Oil #5: evolution of the artwork
Peak Oil: the comic I drew twice
As I mentioned in The making of Peak Oil #3: snags and delays, I encountered several problems when creating Peak Oil.
Some of these snags were technology-related. Others were related to me rushing to produce half-baked pages of artwork, and later deciding to re-draw at a higher standard of quality.
Interactive Peak Oil slideshows
I have uploaded some interactive slideshow presentations, which allow you to skip forwards and backwards in time.
This allows you to imagine the illustration process that I described in The making of Peak Oil #4: my step-by-step process.
Use the slideshows below to see how some of my pages evolved over time.
In hindsight, the July 2014 versions of p56-7 and p86-7 look crude and crayon-like. This is largely a consequence of my malfunctioning graphics tablet. The final versions have a greater refinement and flair.
A call for patrons
As the below video describes, I am currently drawing three other comics in a similar vein to Peak Oil.
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Other ‘making of Peak Oil‘ articles
This is the fifth in a seven-part series covering various aspects of the comic’s creation process. Next in the series is The making of Peak Oil #6: deliberate artistic decisions.