watermelonlands

What is "Watermelon Days?"

An environmental test. P4 — April 21, 2015

An environmental test. P4

A quick preview of a watermelon world…

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The right tools. P3 — November 15, 2014

The right tools. P3

“The sky is red. Stars hang by a thread. The ground is green. The landscape is made of watermelon. Who made this place?”

I have to thank the kind stranger, from a certain networking event, ¬†that told me about watercolor brushes in Photoshop. I was able to buy them last weekend and in doing so, I saved a whole bunch of time. Photoshop, the all mighty tool of image manipulation (and much more) has all sorts of complexities, and one of them is the capacity to customize your own brushes. I spent a few hours trying to make my own brushes, but as the stranger said that I should not waste time doing that since you can buy sets of brushes… It is working, much better than I expected too!

However, like everything else, I must spend countless hours mastering these new brushes. I’m all too glad to do so… Page 3 is complete and I will move on to Page 4.

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With a little bit of luck I should be able to get to page 6 this weekend…

Dereck C.

What is “Watermelon Days” anyway? P1 — November 4, 2014

What is “Watermelon Days” anyway? P1

A familiarly different story

This is the beginning, well, not officially. I started to draw a random comic book on 2009 because of some watermelon party that I threw around that time. The party was the inspiration for this comic book, but what happened during the party doesn’t really have anything to do with the plot of the story that I am about to tell.

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Yep, that’s me wearing a carved half of a watermelon. In this random fashion, I came up with a story that’s about knowing that there is more to you than what others can see.¬†While this is the main theme of the story you will find more…

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

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This is Max, which is short for “Maximum Strength” you can draw your own conclusions as to why he’s decided to call himself like that… But he is, somewhat, the main character in our story.
Soon, I will release the first chapter of this adventure, it has taken a lot of work to finalize the style, environments, characters, story, themes and finally… I got enough courage to put this thing out there. It’s been four years since I started this story. I have been adding things here and there, editing it so it makes sense, and if at least one person finds this thing interesting, I will be happy, however if no one does I’ll still develop this story until its very end.
Welp, that’s all I’ve got as far as introducing this story. I will continue to post things here. Maybe this will become a good place to share some laughs with friends in the future as I tell them how I started publicly share this little story, a story I like to call: “Watermelon Days”
Dereck C