I've been playing around with many drawing styles to work out how I want my zine to look and I think I have it now.
Harry Potter: "COOL! A Nimbus 2000!"
This was the first drawing I started working on for this project. I drew it in pencil and coloured markers and enlarged it and photocopied it in black and white. The coloured markers gave nice mid-tones (didn't have grey-scale markers) and this proved a good method of bringing more to what would be a very basic line drawing. I liked this drawing but it has no relevance to Birmingham and had no idea where to go from here so left this as just a test for a method I may use.
It was while drawing this that I came up for the idea for my zine. I was up very late and was just drawing how I felt. It's meant to be the very confused face of a person that doesn't know which way is up or down (if you look at it upside-down, it kind of makes another half-face). So I decided to look towards a build up to this face; going from a seemingly normal looking face and making it slowly morph into something like the sketch above.
Started trying a minimalistic approach, adding minimal amounts of colour and lines and get the message across.
I started looking at other facial expressions to show aggravation, shock, impatience, anger and other things I feel when I'm woken up in the early hours of the fucking morning.
I'm currently still playing with ideas and styles but I think I have my finger on it now.
Any advice, critiques or other ideas will be appreciated.