Major Project: HeadCase Completed

The final page count for Headcase is 56 pages (+ cover), this increased from my planning as I added in extra full page illustrations as they added greater atmosphere to the story as well as drama and suspense. COVER The cover design is based on a lino-print I designed fairly early in the project. I … Continue reading Major Project: HeadCase Completed

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Major Project: Side project- Theater Poster Live Brief

In addition to my graphic novel, I have been asked to illustrate the poster and program cover for a local amateur dramatics production in May. The production, "Hello? Is There Any Body There?" is a farce, in the form of a spoof murder mystery, by Ian Hornby and will be staged 10th, 11th and 12th … Continue reading Major Project: Side project- Theater Poster Live Brief

Major Project: Narrative and Panel ideas

After deciding that I will produce a graphic novel style zine, I had to decide on what situation/ problem my characters would face. I wanted it to be somewhat humourous but also relate to the world itself; i.e. a world inhabited by object-headed characters. I started by drawing out some of the ideas I was … Continue reading Major Project: Narrative and Panel ideas

Major Project: Character Designing

I want each of the characters in the story to a) represent a different identity or Orientation, even if it is not directly stated anywhere, and b) to have a different object for their head; this will allow me to create a varied group of characters allowing me to improve my ability to design easily … Continue reading Major Project: Character Designing

Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: Cover

The book cover needed to be kept fairly simple, not only to stay in keeping with previous books by the folio society, but also due to it being (potentially) printed onto canvas. I went with a 1920s art deco inspired look, mainly due to my previous research in which I had looked at film noir … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: Cover

Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Musgrave Ritual

Not a lot has changed with this illustration in terms of composition as I felt the it helped give a sense of ambiguity that is given off by the text, as the body is not the first thing mentioned when Sherlock and Musgrave open up the floor of the cellar. Although the is off on … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Musgrave Ritual

Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Using the previous version of this as a basis, I finalised the shapes of the houses and using positioned the windows I had previously produced onto the house. I decided that, after rereading the text again, I would do away with the door as not only was the positioning wrong but as the action was … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Man with the Twisted Lip