#1 – Augustus Gray

| November 1, 2010 | 12 Comments

Augustus Gray is a secretive and enigmatic gentleman that I have designed for our upcoming comic, In Absentia.

An Alumni of Blackburn House, he’s recently started to show a great deal of interest in the newest year of students. Having been away for many, many years, some of his colleagues think that he is behaving oddly, and some even doubt that he is the same Augustus Gray that attended Blackburn House as a child. However, his knowledge of the academy and its machinations is so extensive that he couldn’t possibly be an impostor…could he?

Edit: A clarification – this webcomic doesn’t start until next January, and aside form some initial doodles, before doing this picture, only ONE character had a complete design. I’m sorry if the description made it seem like I was just posting a character that has already existed in a long running comic for some time instead of something that I did today. I didn’t, and it isn’t. O_o

Category: Fantasy, Horror

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  1. Plothole Tsi says:

    I thought we were supposed to design the characters during this month. Are we allowed to use characters we’re previously designed?

    • Ran says:

      @Plothole Tsi – The webcomic I linked doesn’t start until january, and is still in the design phase. While I’ve done a few doodles for some of the central characters, only one (well, two now) have complete designs.

  2. jim vecchio says:

    Sounds like a tale designed to keep one reading! Just a silly question…It’s YOUR tale, but would you ever consider changing the name to BLACKTHORNE House, as a sort of homage to the late, lamented independent comic company?

  3. Ran says:

    @Jim – I’d absolutely be tempted. I’ll bug my writer about it when he gets home from work. =)

  4. saulone says:

    Nice work, Ran! Curious – what medium are you using? Looking forward to more from you 🙂

  5. Ran says:

    @saulone – It was a pencil sketch hastily coloured with open canvas 1.1 and tweaked in photoshop. =)

  6. Ran says:

    1.1 is free. It’s basically just a fancy MSPaint, but with a lot of mixing/blending.

  7. Jande Rowe says:

    Oh, that is beautifully done! Now I can’t wait until January! lol

  8. Listerart says:

    Love the rich, warm colors. The slightly sly and confident look on his face is great.

  9. The tone and texture are awesome.

  10. Julie Leone says:

    He looks fancy with a dash of sinister >3 the coloring style makes me happy to!

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