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

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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 and HoI: Sherlock Holmes Cover Design

As my fairly unusual design for Sherlock had been well received I decided I want him to feature prominently on the front cover, as well as the fact that I have placed him in all three of the internal illustrations. Whilst I was thinking of how to develop a full idea for this, we had … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes Cover Design

Folio and HoI: The Musgrave Ritual development

I have decided that the best way to depict the fate of the butler would be to illustrate him as well as the room. This first version has helped me to decide on how the butler would look however on a closer reading of the text the posing is wrong as the description of his … Continue reading Folio and HoI: The Musgrave Ritual development

Folio and HoI: The Man with the Twisted Lip development

Since the initial idea for this illustration I have continued to draw out and develop how the house/building featured in the story might look. The houses I felt were mos successful were ones that incorporated the sections with the pointed roof. Looking at these, it was suggested that I perhaps looked at making the building … Continue reading Folio and HoI: The Man with the Twisted Lip development

Folio and HoI: A Scandal in Bohemia development

Using my further research to look at Victorian outfits, I have developed the figure of the woman in my idea to make her look more of the period and less like a genie rather than the shadow she is supposed to be. The pose for the woman worked when she was more stylised in the … Continue reading Folio and HoI: A Scandal in Bohemia development

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