Thursday, 25 June 2015


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


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


Here are the images from last night's class. Words to follow later
This drawing is  basically composed with a circle and an oval.
I have identified these shapes using colour below.

I feel confident that you can plot the face and body using the methods discussed earlier in the course. 
Just remember to keep an eye on the proportions   of the anatomy. 
You don't have to follow my  figure exactly, feel free to recreate this  according to your style of drawing.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


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
These panels are taken from Fatal created by Ed Brubaker (Writer) and Sean Phillips (Artist)
These are examples of multi panel pans.
I like the first multipanel  how it flows like a camera might pan dawn in an erotic scene in a movie where the director doesn't want to be explicit  with the sex scene. Although, I did wonder whether the last two text panels in the bottom actually relate to the imagery, or whether it was just for a fade out effect.
Still, it slows the reader down  and makes this a lingering scene. So I guess this is a good example.
This one, however, one works much better in my opinion.

Other comic book artists who make good use of multi panel pans are Frank Miller and Paul Gullacy.

You may find  this link interesting.

Monday, 8 June 2015


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