Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Graphic Novel Module #1

This year at Uni we take a module in both semesters that is supposed to broaden our skills. For semester one I chose the Comic Art and Graphic Novels module, where we have to create a 6-8 page comic from scratch. Harder then you think to tell a story that will make sense in 8 pages.

For my story, because its close to Halloween I thought I would tell a creepy campfire story based around the Wendigo. I was thinking of using Painter to make the pages, so these rough character sketches will probably change, depending on the mood in the panel being drawn or how difficult I find making comic pages with Painter. Most of the pages are looking like they are going to be full page spreads with a few of the pages with panels with the camper characters in them. I will post the thumbnails for the story later on in the week.

I might try a few pages done with watercolour to experiment with the look and see whether to make the comic digitally or traditionally.


Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That sounds like a challenging project. I love the antlers on the top piece, they are wonderful.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Lisa :) Hopefully I am up for the challenge :)

2paw said...

Well that skeletal deer scared the willies out of me, so you are doing well!!!

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

Love the deer skeleton sketch. And the idea of your uni's project. In fact, I am working on a Comic Art / Graphic Novel in manga style myself and agree - it is harder than you might think. Good luck!

Serena Lewis said...

I imagine it would be very hard to create a comic story limited to only 8 pages. I hope you will share your Wendigo story on your blog. I remember there being episodes on both Charmed and Supernatural about Wendigos...love all that stuff!

Nice sketches!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Cindy :) hopefully not too scary :)

Claudia, so many people think its easy, far from it no matter what style you are doing. Good luck with yours :)

Serena-The tutor running the module actually wants us to have a blog fro the comic and said I could just use the one I already have so thats good :) Will def be posting updates for it here :)