The first time using the ability of digital output to trace off of photo reference. The first two panels use a highly stylised representation to show the excitement felt, the third panel uses realistic imagery to backup the idea that I have ‘come back to reality’.
The first diary comic on a slightly less than A5 Moleskin I had laying around. This was used as I was away from my usual drawing space and the Moleskin was the only thing suitable. Although at this stage the layout is still messy and the text rough, the use of traditional pen on paper made the process much faster than usual.
This page used an open form for the final three panels- because of the landscape layout it works. The black silhouette in the middle of the page provides a focal point of interest for the eye, while the low word count hopefully makes the image easy to read.
Pushing the boundaries of how much information can be conveyed in a single page. The graphic depiction of the coastline seems to work, however I should make use of Photoshop’s capacity for clean word balloons if I am to use a digital means of production.
Although the text is messy I feel this page is a success. The jet lagged state seemed to help in the lateral thought process of imagery. The segmented head played on representation of my mental state at the time- incoherent and bisected. The bottom panel aimed to depict a feeling I get sometimes, where I am sitting at a raised level, almost floating. It usual comes with extreme tiredness, when I am stuck in one place without being able to move around, as in boring meetings or in this case, at the dinner table trying to make a good impression and immensely tired.
The first double page spread. Proud of this one on a number of levels. The car to train device on the top works somewhat well, with the aim of leading the eye across the page. The use of an artwork frame as a panel border in panel 6, the pig representation in panel 8, and the use of blacks to break up the page. It hangs together well.
This one was not inked or toned purely due to lack of time. Happy New Year!