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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.

Earlier Works: Organ Boutique


   

Last year I produced a piece in response to organ trafficking. I only came across the piece due to being amazed that a man in China sold his kidney to buy a certain brand of electronic tablet. I felt sick reading about it, that a person would willing give away a part of themselves for a product that would be outdated in six or so months.

The idea of the organ boutique arose, that people in the future would possibly be happy to sell their organs or purchase new designer pieces as long as they fit in or were fashionable. Of course, charging extortionate rates to have the latest thing. The illustrations served to gather the piece slightly. Models always wear the most odd items in photoshoots but never seem to question it, so why not strip them back to their bare bones, as long as we’re keeping it high fashion.

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.

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