Back in October, I wrote a comic called Study Buddy with the main two characters of a girl named Lily and her robot named Robot. For this comic, I decided to write about how the two first met. This is also what I did for my comics 1 final.
In my fifth piece about the imagination of the child, I decided to have my little girl pretend that she is a witch, casting a magic spell. When I started thumbnailing and creating the piece, it was right around Halloween. I have her standing over a large pot full of bubbles and other objects which works as her cauldron. For this illustration, I decided to have different parts of my composition push out of the border, which helps activate it even more.
For my fourth illustration of the imagination of a child, I decided to have my little girl playing with some toy cars within a city made-up of blocks, Legos, boxes, and books. When I was a child, I used to play with my brother's Legos and try to build cities out of them. I even also used to play with his toy cars. Both of those memories became the inspiration for this illustration.
This is the first comic of the semester where I got to use lettering to help tell the story. I did all of the lettering and word balloons by hand. This is also the first comic where I got to use my robot character named Robot.
This comic is based upon the 7 deadly sins. I decided to have my story take place a library, where the librarian is watching her customers do a variety of different things, that happen to be the 7 sins.
Unlike my past few comics, I decided to use ink wash instead of hatching cross-hatching. Overall, I like this technique better, and makes the comic more easy to read.
For this comic, I had to think about the pacing of the story in the comic. The story had to first start off slow, and then the pace quickens up with the action, and then end it back at a slow pace again. This is also known as crescendo and decrescendo.
The way that I did that in my comic was to start it off on a snow day, with a girl starting to build a snowman. Then, someone comes up and starts throwing snowballs at her. She starts throwing them back at the other guy, until she hits him really hard with a large snowball. She laughs and smiles, until her parent peeks out the door and tell her to come back inside.
For my second piece in my series about the imagination of the child, I chose my character to be kayaking down a river or stream. Instead of focusing on the shadows to tell what the child is imagining like in the last piece, this one I decided to focus on the objects that can be used at home to tell what she is imagining. After seeing the outcome of it, I think that I will probably continue to do what I did in the second piece in some of my other future pieces in the series, since I feel like it shows imagination and play the best.
Another class that I am taking this semester is Design of Advertising. Our first project was to make a personal advertisement to advertise ourselves to a design company. For my advertisement, I wanted to show that I am an illustrator, artist, and designer. I also wanted to show how playful and adventurous my work is, especially since a lot of my work is geared towards children. The way that I did that is by digitally painting myself, exploring and discovering new things, like a child. In the background, I made my drawings and the words "Exploring is Out There" as constellations in the sky.
Last week I posted up a comic about a boy who loses his stuffed animal, using only 4 panels and 4 scenes. This is the same comic and story, except I expanded it from the original 4 panels to make the story more interesting and complete.
For this comic, I had to create a narrative that only uses 4 panels and 4 different scenes. The main inspiration of this comic came from my nephew, who has a stuffed giraffe that he likes to sleep with at night.
This is a small painting that I did a couple of weeks ago. The original idea came from the silhouette illustrations from a year ago in my illustration class. This was one of the original ones that I drew out and then painted. I've always been told to never throw out old ideas, because you can use them again some day!
Silhouette: Chess Piece Interior: Knight riding a horse