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Sherlock Nouveau: Gregory Lestrade


One I finished a few months ago but completely got lost in the university melee for posting!

Sketches of Characters


A variety of sketches of possible residents of the comic. The comic that has been produced so far only tailors to a few other character designs. The sketches allowed for a wider ranger of ideas to be conveyed and the ideas I had but could not implement in this part of the comic.

I was inspired by more voluminous clothing styles and the fact that rarely in larger companies do you hear or see the actual CEO talking. They are like a rare animal, at press conferences you are more than likely to be faced with the marketing team or ‘sub – assistant- manager’. All identical almost, no real personality in their clothes and exceptionally forgettable.

The volume in clothing inspired me. These high up business owners were like phantoms, they had no shape to speak of, so why not implement this in my city? The higher up the food chain, the less shape you possess.

The use of digital programmes


   

 

A collection of  experiments with digital media and giving shape to characters. My initial idea was for the comic to be produced in photoshop or another computer programme. Photoshop is a programme I have produced a fair amount of work in previously.  These artworks were testing how the computer would affect the pieces when drawn with a tablet. The top row and middle bottom are works produced solely in computer programmes. The top line pieces being produced through Adobe Photoshop CS4 with a Wacom tablet, the bottom piece being made in Paint Tool Sai. Sai has a nice approach to digital artwork with brushes being able to mimic watercolours and brush strokes. They could have been better pieces, however this was my first time using Sai, and the interface was a little difficult due to its simplicity and limited movement.

The two pieces located on the bottom row were mixed media pieces. From hand drawn comic pages, they were scanned into Illustrator to see how they would look over over the pieces I had sketched earlier. Although the designs came out exceptionally well, there was still the feeling that it wasn’t correct or at least not trying to display the feeling I needed from this, which was that there had to be textures and interesting variants within each piece. Unfortunately on computers, variations in tone and depth are already pre programmed, and can only really be changed slightly.

Dystopia: 6-10


Pages 6 – 10 for Dystopia

Dystopia: A Mini-comic, pages 1-5


A personal project I am currently working on. The idea of a  mute comic has always been interesting due to the fact that the story relies entirely on the pictures given and the viewers imagination. Although there may be a narrative running through it, the real enjoyment personally is to see what people will take from simple images.

These are the first five pages produced.

This is the middle of the story, the main piece. I know, a little Star Wars, starting from the middle then darting in all directions. However I feel this is strong enough to stand on its own and to establish itself.

Commission: Silas Art Nouveau


A commision for a comic book character named Silas. A noir feel was required for this piece, with the detectives study and spilt Whiskey (I mean, who doesn’t like a little whiskey). This commission was a heck of a lot of fun to do considering I love this style but don’t get much of an opportunity to fully explore it!

The character Silas is property of Russ Pirozek

Sherlock Nouveau: Molly Hooper


So to carry on with the Sherlock theme, I went with one of my favourite characters, Molly. Molly is the relatable woman in the series and I just think she is fantastic, although trying to find references of any type were difficult! Also, looking at Forensic Pathology through the internet…some of the images will probably stick with me for the rest of my life.

As usual, they can be found over at my redbubble, and if you like them enough, i’d love you to buy a print or two!

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