So this sunday I was incredibly lazy, I was supposed to go jogging at the local woods and then pop into town, but decided to have a lie in and watch crappy TV with the BF instead.
Other than that I was able to start some development drawings for my Final Major Project that’s starting on the 17th March. Although I haven’t yet finished my previous project ‘Atomic Summer’, I wanted to get a head start while the idea is fresh.
I’m playing with the genre of a dark, horror, fairy tale and I’ve written a short story to go with it. The working title is ‘The Gravedigger’s Daughter’ - completely unrelated to the Joyce Carole Oates novel, just incase. I’ve totally been inspired by the comics of Emily Carroll, her illustrations are so wonderful and expressive.
I’m going to try some mixed media techniques, like playing with some handmade textures and colouring, but I’m pretty fixed on B&W for the moment.
The drawing is just mechanical pencil on sketch paper. I wanted to try some mark-making which turns out is pretty fun seeing as I’m a natural doodler! Using all the different strokes and textures worked well in creating depth.
This is what I managed to work up in just under 10mins with a bamboo on my laptop. I love this technique when developing ideas and colour comps, photoshop is a godsend. I don’t what I’d do without ctrl-Z!