another fantastic art jamm week has come and gone, sadly. (quick recap, once a year, i take off from my day job to focus on just art and really settle into the lifestyle of an artist.) this year, as indicated below in my previous blog, i had a plan on what i’d like to accomplish. except, i decided to not go too hardcore and go at a bit more of a leisurely pace, fitting in reading comics and other night time activities. all in all, definitely a fantastic time.
so, this year, i think i really built on two key skills – comic page layouts and details, details, details. since i was working on an 8-page comic book collaboration this year, i had the opportunity to really dig deep into page layouts to tell a story (panel size, shape, perspective, etc.). also, the amount of sheer detail needed to give the overall effect. as i look through a comic now, i have that new found appreciation of what the artist did in teh background in order to make the character jump out so much more.
something else i wanted to work on was a movie poster. i saw a movie poster for Drive done by Phil Noto and was absolutely inspired. and i think he just did it for fun! i wonder how long it took him to do it but impressed i was. so, i took a stab at a poster for The Dark Knight Rises. i didn’t get very far though unfortunately, just a rough layout.
but i think the most fun i had was working on perhaps a new webcomic. i’ll call it, Journey into the Inknown! (for now.) the beauty (or detriment) of it is that i have no script. i have no idea where the story is going (ala Skottie vs. Scotty) and i’m just having a great time making it up as i go. done in only black and white, all i want to deliver is action in every panel! i’m not sure how i’m going to present it yet (one panel at a time, one page at a time, daily, weekly, monthly, on finncomics.com or at another website, etc.) so i’m afraid i won’t have any below.
well, thanks for reading and below are some images for your perusal.