Thursday, 25 June 2015

PIC OF THE WEEK

I am most impressed with Mark and Dave's work this week.
I have not got a photo of  Mark's work as my camera battery died but I will post one next week.
Here is Dave's work. 


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

APRIL - JULY TERM: WEEK 8



I'm really impressed with everyone's efforts this week. Mark, that's a great piece you are working on. I hope you manage to finish it. Andy, your comic book work is coming along nicely. Ann-Marie. I know it can seem like pulling teeth sometimes but you are making great progress. Richard, Great work on your project. Oliver, I think you have made some positive advances with your project. Keep it up.

Ann-Marie, here is a link to the Becky Cloonan podcast interview. I found it very interesting. I think it will help.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

APRIL - JULY TERM: WEEK 6: PANEL DISCUSSIONS

I am not going to recap everything we discussed in class but I will post the images I promised and a few notes.
There are so many  excellent storytellers in comic book art  to choose from it was difficult  deciding on what to post here.
In the end I picked artists who are known in the field of fantasy art and horror.
 The page above, is an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat by Bernie Wrightson.
Wrightson, is not only a highly skilled illustrator but also  matches this with equal storytelling power.
Just look at the opening panel.  The use of solid black. The authenticity of the detail.
Wrightson sets the stage with this panel. This is where the story takes place. In the house and the surrounding land.
The bottom  panel  cuts to an interior, depicting a loving scene of the story's couple and their affection for animals, which make the panels that follow all the more disturbing. Setting the reader up perfectly.
This story , and others, can be found in this collected works volume.
It's a rather excellent book.

These are the images  for Ann-Marie
(I will add text later - workload is very demanding)



Monday, 8 June 2015

APRIL - JULY TERM: WEEK 5: MORE FIGURE DRAWING

Here are the images from  the last class exercise.
This the end result you are aiming for.  Layout-wise not necessarily style of execution.
Here is the inked version

Some skull refs



Wednesday, 13 May 2015

APRIL - JULY TERM: WEEK 4: MORE RETRO SCI-FI FUN

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE DATES OF  REMAINING CLASSES
PLEASE READ

There will be no class running on tuesday 19th May (due to me not being available) and tuesday 26th of may (due to Bank Holiday - Swarthmore will NOT be open)
The remaining 6 classes will run on:
Tuesday 2nd June
Tuesday 9th June
Tuesday 16th June
Tuesday 23rd June
Tuesday 30th June
Tuesday 7th July 
I will also be extending the class by half an hour, finishing at 9pm, every class, so that everyone will have an opportunity to get their  full 20 hours tuition.