Second cover


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Here a new artwork: a little scene inside Pepper's house, revealing how much Pepper like to make prank with her funny potions; even on Cayenne (on left).

The Krita *.kra sources files are available (as usual), check the menu: Sources > Artworks to find everything.
This artwork is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

An additional version: the vertical one, for book publishers :

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Making of:

This artwork was painted from scratch with Krita. The little scene changed a lot during the painting. A big thanks to C.Maloney and Valvin on our IRC channel for the feedbacks all along the process. To make this shot from the interior of the house of Pepper, I also had to map her house, and make it consistent across the episodes. Episode 14 received a little update to match the house design. Here is a little gallery of making-of, and work-in-progress pictures.


Original digital sketches with deformed perspective grid on top and composition guidelines



First Joke rejected: Cayenne ( left ) was asking Thyme and Cumin what happen to her broomstick ( pink ribbons ).
The clue was subtle ( too subtle ) the pink ribbon was in the paw of Carrot.



Second Joke: Similar to first one, a bit more dynamic, with scissor to try to make the message more obvious.
... but it wasn't working.



Joke C : the good old 'Kaboom' explosion gag. But hard to make a relation between the potion
and the explosion. Also, explosion are too aggressive for a prank and not fun.

Joke C ( final picture ) is the natural evolution ( rainbow potion , a bit explosive )



Here is the sketch of Pepper's House. I'll clean this one soon. With colors and proper label.
(Right now I'm probably alone to can read it. )


And a little Gif animation to end


That's all, I hope you'll like this new artwork!

11 comments

link   Roobar   , - Reply

Is there a real life girl that this character is based on?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

For Pepper? No, it's a 100% character from my imagination.

link   ArtfulButterfly   , - Reply

Its so sweet! So lovely to see a new artwork! Very helpful to see the process.

link   Alex (EIREXE)   , - Reply

Great as always, deevad.

link   Fairportfan   , - Reply

What has it got in its pocketses?

Seriously - what is that round object in Pepper's (i assume) pocket?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

It's a circle patch of leather, not a pocket.

link   fairportfan   , - Reply

Ah. Patching a hole, then?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Exactly :)

link   valvin   Contributor , - Reply

Thanks you to let us participate to your wonderful work :)

link   Konstantin Dmitriev   , - Reply

It's a bit disappointing that source kra file (located in "Sources" -> "Artworks") is not really a layered source. I mean, it doesn't contain separate layers for line/fill/shadows (the image is "flattened"). This makes it almost useless for remix-reuse (unless I put some effort into separating characters manually). Any specific reasons for this or am I missing something? ^__^

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

I Konstantin; no specific reason ; if you look at the work-in-progress, you'll see it's how the picture was made: flat.
The outline were painted as other elements of the painting: it's details. It's a painting technique I have, and be sure I'm not hiding special source files somewhere else :)

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