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Sketches and Thoughts


       

A snapshot into part of my process for producing the comic book. The comic itself is only a third of what I intend to actually produce. It’s slightly staged like the Star Wars time line, you get the middle part, then the first part will be produced, then the final. Rather enjoyable as the page at the end of the finished piece is a little bit of a cliff hanger.

These few sections show the exploration of a variety of mediums. My work is relatively small scale (these pages are from an A5 sketch/notepad). Although bic/biro pens are fantastic due to their ability to show tonal variation and allow for construction lines, though the preffered medium is usually fine liner pens. Easy to use and a variety of nibs, the pens used here didn’t survive that long to really explore their full potential. Watercolour is a relatively new medium to myself, yet the effects they give work fantastically. Relatively scratchy pieces get form from the loose colours applied over the top of the line work.

However, the favourite pieces in this small notebook are the coloured pencil portraits. Rarely has colour been a feature in my work before (at least, the traditional pieces). The comic allowed for venturing into something that I was quite apprehensive about.  Although still wary of such acidic colours, they will become something to work with more readily.

Nature Profile


Portait pieces are always interesting to do. People’s profiles are exceptionally interesting things to draw, however, it changed slightly when I spilled ink onto it.

The water colours were not drying fast enough and began bleeding into the green in the centre. It was odd, I had wanted a simple silhouette with neat trees and definable shapes. What actually happened was the piece you see before you.

To be honest, I prefer it a lot more to the piece that was in my head.

Dystopia: 21 – end


That’s it so far! Eventually this may be released as a limited edition mini comic with high quality prints, as soon as the front and back cover are completed.

Dystopia: 16 – 20


Dystopia: 16-20

Dystopia: 11 – 15


Dystopia: Pages 11-15. A transition was needed from inside a cold, metallic city to the vibrance of unhindered nature. Watercolours are a particularly vibrant and sometimes uncontrollable medium, especially whilst also using powedered inks. The effects however came out really well with  a lot of depth and movement, which also carries on with the water.

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.

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