Sunday, 27 October 2013

Bear Comics (continued)

I'm a bit sad about ignoring my pig adventurer story but I thought for now, it would be best to further develop the bear comic- its fun to make.

Each invidual frame is drawn on a A3 sized piece of paper, I didn't want to include any dialogue in the panels but instead, I wanted to try making most of the humour come through from the drawings themselves. I was quite inspired by seeing some of the weird faces in the original seasons of the Simpsons and early Ren & Stimpy episodes.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Boxing Chicken

I did also make this sequence but I think I will concentrate on a short comic about my bear idea instead, especially after some encouragement from Marta and Alexis.

Since I kept being told that my drawings are looking pretty 'animated' lately, I wanted to possibly invest in getting a nice lightbox, I think it might be something I need alongside a decent printer and scanner one day in my illustration career:

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Another Bear comic

Tried a slightly different seqeunce of events with the bear story, Alexis thought I should just make into a short comic- perhaps I'll do that. I was hoping I could try another comic with the pig character after this:

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Bear comic complete

I still need to make colour images or finalised artwork, but I'm really enjoying just making short comics:

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Bear Comic

David Hughes felt I was being a bit too over ambitious with my pig adventure story and felt I needed to make a much simplier comic idea for the project- hes probably right. So instead, I tried to think of a much simplier wordless sequence.

I actually really loved making this. My drawings are no longer stiff or flat but its now full of movement and I'm getting a lot of praise for it too-  The only real problem is now I need to find a good way to colour them in!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Superhero chicken

I like super hero comics, but I prefer silly super hero stuff like the ninja turtles and darkwing duck. Since my drawings are apparently full of 'movement', I started to wonder if I could make my own action based comic on the side with the pig adventurer.

wondered if it looked a bit too familiar and unorginal but it is fun drawing a superhero chicken and monsters.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Adventure Pig

First three rough pages of the adventures of Rodney Rasher:

Stuff I've been doing this week:

I managed to show my comicbook ideas to Martin and Marta this week and they believed my drawings have now reached a point where there now just 'so good' They are no longer stiff or held back by thick black lines,  and instead, look pretty exciting, animated and humourous. A huge Morale boost!  My ideas may appeal to 10 to fourteen year olds who like exciting action comics.

For now, I've spent a bit of time practicing colours again and have started re-using markers again and mixed them together with my colouring pencils I got during the summer. I think it looks pretty promising:

I already have a comic idea but I also started to wonder what other sort of ideas I could make, perhaps based off some of the cartoons I grew up watching (like Bucky 'O Hare, Ninja Turtles and Samurai Pizza Cats.) Perhaps I can come up with my own sort of super hero type thing, Hopefully I'll work on it some more next week.