I decided to enter into a 9-panel comic page spread competition for ‘Frog Bros Comics and Books’ shop, of which they wanted you to come up with a narrative to do with the apocalypse, but unfortunately there can be NO inclusion of zombies, as they have been done to death! The winner gets to draw/paint their designed comic page onto the comic book shop’s door, so I feel I have already made it difficult for myself to get chosen with my dark story line, but I had fun making it either way so I submitted it nonetheless.
I wanted to take the close up even closer and decided to illustrate a blown up picture of me holding up the eyelid of my own eye. I really enjoyed this exercise as it allowed me to put detail into my drawing that I probably would have missed if it was drawn on a smaller scale. However I felt the charcoal drawing didn’t quite fit with my theme of uncomfortableness, so I added a reddish tone to the inner fleshy part of the eyelid and along the blood vessels to indicate irritation.
I have designed a set of illustrations that I believe look like film stills from an imagined horror/thriller film. I wanted to evoke enough repulsion within the viewer that they look away, yet are still curious to take another glance – alike the suspense in a horror movie when the victim is just about to fall into the killers trap.
I’m currently working on a series of images that unsettle and disgust the viewer. I’m hoping that by the angle I draw them they will turn out film-like and cinematic to fit in with my brief – basically I’m trying to go for a close-up, bloody nosed Uma Thurman from Pulp fiction sort of scene! So far I’ve thought of facial injections, eye licking, tongue cutting; anything that causes repulsion really. Let me know if you have any other ideas? Once I’ve completed the set I’ll put them all up together.
I attended a workshop in ink painting, whereby we were focusing on portraiture and close ups of the human face. I thoroughly enjoyed it and related it to my brief by painting a character from the film ‘Planet Terror’. It is still unfinished, as it is drawn on a larger scale than I’m used to, nonetheless I hope to upload a finished version soon.
Before now I had never done professional etching and I was lucky enough to be shown by David Price – here’s the link to his website:
I chose to illustrate the twin girls from ‘The Shining’ and thought it was appropriate to etching, as the dark prints matched the dark genre of the film. I zoomed in on their faces slightly so it was easier for me to add more detail, but also to crop off some of their features and make the image more my own. Before printing I added coloured tissue paper and watercolour to the paper my print would go on top of to create different results each time – here were the results
Django Unchained is definitely in one of my top 10 favourite movies and I couldn’t do a brief about the cinematic with including an illustration of Jamie Foxx himself. I chose the theatrical scene where Django gets his revenge on the Brittle Brothers. I decided I would create the illustration in Photoshop to work on my digital skills. The process is slow but I’m hoping to finish it soon, however heres a sneak peak so far.