Archive for the 'Graphic Novel' Category

CampNaNo 2021

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Project: The Made Menagerie Steampunk gothic horror graphic novel set in the Punk’s Universe about creatures that have been created in various ways – think the various “punk” and “core” genres mixed together. Format – will be short stories and with a combination of illustration and comic book techniques as well as longer written pieces. […]

The Janus Chronicles – the plan

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The Janus Chronicles document the stories of Jonathan, a programming and technology geek who becomes a powerful business man thanks to buying bitcoins as a bit of a joke as a young man. Unlucky in love, he non-the-less has a big heart and always tries to the best he can. Having a rocky childhood he […]

Getting the Figures Right

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

So I’ve been having trouble drawing the Punk for the front cover – I know what position she should be in and stuff but I just couldn’t work it out to draw it. None of my drawing books had the pose so I tried to get my little girl to pose for me but she […]

Reading and Assessing Comics

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Yesterday I went to the library and started looking at the comic books and graphic novels whilst my 8 year old read books. Firstly I inspected the types of art work used and the quality of the art work, none of it including Marvel et al… was what I would call perfect and there were […]

Manga Eyes

Monday, April 14th, 2014

I’ve continued practicing my drawing each day and have produced a page of eyes. Some of them are my own and some are drawn/copied from a manga how to draw book. I think there is a def. improvement which makes me feel that I might just be able to pull this off.

The Drawings on The Wall

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

I have been doodling away – I was walking up the stairs and thought ‘this is my house and I’m planning on fixing and painting these wall – hmmmm’ and so I drew a face. It was quiet hard to do as the wall was bumpy so the pencil was going all over the place […]

Style Design Artwork

Friday, April 11th, 2014

So I’ve been making more notes 🙂 The comic should have manga overtones but not be manga, there should be an element of fusion between manga and “marvel” / “DC” comics and the old 1940’s cowboy comic styles. The style should also be fluid and changable to help represent the mode of the comic. It […]

Catching Moments

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Easter Holidays are upon me and I have kids, so yesterday I took my girls climbing and then did some shopping. Not a day I expected to be productive with but the 3 yr old fell asleep so I ducked into a coffee shop – gave the 8 yr old some activity books and drew […]

Edit and Copy Issues

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

There are a few things that have come up in the last few days and they are mainly that I need to make sure that the comics can stand alone and make sense to those, who unlike me, are not immersed deeply in the world and it’s trivia. Terms such as optronics need explaining so […]

Decisions of a Digital Nature

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I have decided that the writing, panels, how things overlap and the order of panels will be done digitally but I will be drawing the initial pictures by hand. The backgrounds will be a combination of media – like water colours and inks and then cleaned up digitally. I may need to go and ind […]