Thursday, January 25, 2007
To Be A Monster
I've talked for the last few months about this Frankenstein story that I've been writing and illustrating, and promised a preview. So, here it is. 4 pages, not really in any order. Everything done by me and my man Jean! Usually I go in and tweak alot of things that jean sets up, but he's getting too good now. I didn't have to do much. I just added some textures and brightened somet things up.
Going into this, I wanted to make it creepy and make you feel that this was a grimy world. I wanted the lines to feel like throw back to the old school style of comics. I penciled and inked these pages very fast with the intentions of keeping it very loose and from the gut. I wanted each line to be from instinct and not from planning. So, the faster I inked, the less I would think about adding alot of noodling detail. This was more about an idea than an atmosphere than it was about showing how much detail I could add in the drawing.
It's very different for me, but I hope you guys give it a chance anyway. Let me know what you think.