Wednesday, 1 December 2010



So this is where I was last week, feeling pretty sure that this was the idea I was going to use... But then I started drawing some more stuff that I felt was more appropriate.

I did start developing some of the 'future' drawings, but as Chiu pointed out they were all very literal; and the text explaining each image just made it really obvious. I also decided to try and make the humour a little more subtle and bizarre than in this one.



So I started making some weirder, more abstract and surreal images that I thought might express what I was saying in a (slightly) more sophisticated way.







I also had to decide on the drawing style for the zine, I thought it should be fairly consistent throughout but wasn't sure whether to use the very rough, childlike way I seem to draw my idea sketches or a more graphic and clear technique. I decided on the latter because of the more abstract concepts I'm using - the childish, more cartoony look is more effective when the ideas are clear. Anyway, here is the latest draft, in line and colour. Any potential improvements would be welcome...


3 comments:

M.O.L.C.O.S said...

check out Chet Zar, he also uses weird dark humor in his work :)

TENPOINTONE said...

Do you do web comics? You've got some funny ideas that'd work really well. My only beef is that the pictures look like they've been drawn quite small. Maybe try drawing bigger so you can add more detail and have more control over the lines. Also when you scale them down they look much better.

Chiu said...

I agree 100 per cent with Brad! If you are going for surreal and abstract then you're going for drawings that will really make you ponder with it's visual weirdness/beauty:

Chris Hipkiss

http://www.lewub.com/udaroom/site.php?type=P&id=31