Major Project: Artistic and Visual Research

Whilst I have been planning out the panels for my comic, I have been looking at examples of how other artists have illustrated comics and other visual novels; as well as how artists portray character with line and image-making. The following is some examples that I have been particularly interested in: Mean Girls Club A … Continue reading Major Project: Artistic and Visual Research

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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: 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

Major Project: Research

Object-Headed Characters Object-heads are a character form that utilise every-day objects as a replacement for a figures head. Although many people would associate this with modern imagery, this character model has existed since ancient times; from the animal-headed gods and creatures of ancient Egypt and Greece to Japanese "Tsukumogami", this trope is seen around the … Continue reading Major Project: Research

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Further Research and sketches

From my first 2 ideas I presented at tutorial, it was suggested that I research more into the victorian era itself; particularly fashion and buildings. I have looked at a range of building and shops, as well as dresses, skirts and jackets for women and suits, coats and hats for men of the time and … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Further Research and sketches

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Character Designs

During my research I found a few different interpretations of how Sherlock Holmes might have looked; ranging from classic and contemporary illustrations to film and TV variations: x  I would like a focus on character design within my illustration I have decided that designing how Sherlock will look is the best possible starting point for … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Character Designs

Folio society and House of Illustration: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Research and Initial Ideas

Looking at several briefs, I decided that the Folio Society and House of Illustration brief to do 3 illustrations and a cover for "The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" who work best to my strengths and goals as an illustrator; mainly as when I first started I wanted to do book illustration and this … Continue reading Folio society and House of Illustration: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Research and Initial Ideas