For all the colored works I've managed to complete in chronological story order.
Colored between June 6th - 9th, 2014.
The digitally-colored Version 2.0 is here! Drawn between Nov. 16th - 22nd, 2014.
I challenged myself with the additional shadows and playing around with the color of Johan's hair to better reflect the sunlight in the direction he is facing. The color palette of the backyard is based on this image. Colored between Jan. 11th - 30th, 2015.
The colored version, which is the author's first digital piece.
These are the hand-drawn illustrations that I've already finished coloring.
This profile image is now digitally colored. Drawn between Nov. 15th - 29th, 2011.
This is the traditional sketch of TRDK's cover page. (Johan is both at center, bottom and his shadow depicts himself as a villain.) Drawn between Feb. 7th - 14th, 2012.
This drawing has been digitally remade. Drawn between Dec. 29th, 2011 - Jan. 2nd, 2012.
Like with a jester, a knight deserves a fitting pose. Drawn on Feb. 12th, 2014.
I'm actually quite pleased to be drawing my favorite hero in the new style before the studio has even realized he and Peewit exist (fingers crossed!). Drawn on Feb. 15th, 2014.
This revision of his previous Evil design gives off more of that "Jaws" look, and his expression is probably the most eery feature. Drawn on Feb. 15th, 2014. *In the colored version, I resized his head and redrew his left hand.
This is the sketch of "Peewit's Smurfy Creation" 2.0, which now includes Johan as Peewit's shows off his little Smurfette. While impressed and a bit surprised that it worked, he's still going to make him take her to the Smurf Village. Drawn between March 5th - 6th, 2014.
This is the sketch of the updated "Peewit's Unsmurfy Mistake" illustration. Drawn on April 17th, 2014.
This sketch was so much work, but absosmurfly worth it. Drawn between June 2nd - 9th, 2014.
One of several snapshots for "Falla's Birthday;" Johan displays his peaceful intentions by accepting a dance with Lady Falla. Drawn on April 6th, 2015.
Sometimes our intentions don't always match the results. Sorry, Scruple. Drawn between May 4th - 9th, 2016.
These sketches are absosmurfly going to be colored at some point. Definitely.
I had no specific dialogue in mind for this image, but I'm sure it will come up in time. For now, this is a "day in the life" snapshot with Johan coaxing Scruple into doing something that the boy is not thrilled about. Drawn between Sept. 23rd-25th, 2020.
These sketches didn't quite make the cut for the coloring process, but they help show where my mind wandered over time. Some lead to better ideas later.
Based on the comic outfit Johan was given in several issues, I made a basic winter outfit. Drawn on Oct. 5th, 2011.
For Halloween I drew Johan dressed up as Erik - the Phantom of the Opera. Drawn between Oct. 26th - 28th, 2011.
The original, traditionally-colored illustration for "Peewit's Unsmurfy Mistake." Drawn between Dec. 9th - 12th, 2011.
Johan lends Falla his cape while explaining the known history of the Smurfs. Drawn between May 31st - June 2nd, 2011.
This is the two-panel illustration for chapter 3 of The Reluctant Dark Knight. Drawn between June 29th - 30th, 2011.
"I'm gonna be a knight to the King someday, Savvy! Then I'll be a hero!" Drawn between Feb. 1st -15th, 2012.
Just a trial idea, not the final result yet. Drawn between Sept. 4th - 5th, 2012.
Version 2.0 is simplified. Drawn between Sept. 6th - 11th, 2012.
A snapshot of his reaction to Falla in Story One. Drawn on April 17th, 2014.
Johan's expression changes are most obvious with the coloration of his eyes. He's an entirely different person. Drawn between July 8th - 10th, 2014.
A quick doodle of Johan being done with these boys' bullsmurf today. Drawn between Aug. 14th - 17th, 2014.
Johan has yet to learn of this picture in Moxette's room. Drawn on Sept. 6th, 2014.
It started with the drawing of Johan with his back turned while I was bored in class. A classmate asked who Johan and Peewit are, so I doodled the two faces, too (giving more time to Johan, obviously). Drawn on Feb. 9th, 2015.
This is a snapshot for "Somebody's Hidden Talent;" I started this at work one day, but later discovered it had been moved and no one told me, so I thought it had been thrown away like one of my previous works. Apparently my co-workers thought it portrayed something more graphic, but I could have made it clear had someone ASKED ME FIRST. Drawn between Feb. 22nd - March 14th, 2015.
I also made a clean trace version of this sketch, but I think I'll color the rough version anyway. Traced on March 14th, 2015.
Falla's expression reflects a sense of cautious interest, like she's looking for her friend. Drawn on April 6th, 2015.
Either I need to reduce his head size or make Falla slightly bigger. Drawn on April 6th, 2015.