Hello Everyone! I have been able to access my course materials for the first time this week, which is exciting 🙂 I’ve been getting things ready for the start date and making sure my ILP and support is all in place and ready so have been very busy. When my course starts I am going to aim to produce 1 frame a week for my graphic novel and as many experiments as possible. I will probably be setting up a separate blog for my uni work which I will link to this one. I haven’t had much time for Okko and Eartha recently because of this so I’m going to share my ideas on the next steps.
I am going to illustrate everything in black and white or completely silhouette except from specific elements that I want to draw the readers attention to.
This is the first draft of my ideas so far. I’m not happy with any of it but of course it is a work in progress. It is all too clumsy and fragmented. I am struggling yet again with depth and texture and making my backgrounds blend in. I am also getting quite frustrated with my lack of consistency, I’m not being too hard on myself for this one as I was rushed to complete. I am going to draw Okko and Eartha in ‘no-space’ (empty background) from now on and have only very minimal backgrounds so I can focus my attention on their figures and perfect them as they are the most important. I will add background details more overtime as I get happier with Okko and Eartha.
To improve the quality of my work my next goal is to work on my shading and refine my detail work. I think I am doing okay considering I am teaching myself a new style which is good. I am also considering Line/Continuous Line Drawings for the necessary details such as objects and clothes. This is where I am going to begin merging styles. My course is starting on Monday so I’ll have plenty of opportunities to experiment and get feedback. It’s exciting!