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I studied Illustration at The North Wales School Of Art And Design, and am now attempting to promote myself as a freelance illustrator. I am currently based in Wrexham, North Wales. However I shall be relocating to Northampton later this year.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Concept/ Comic Ideas

I have not been able to post any updates in a while due to having so much work to do at uni. But the work is paying off and by next week I shall have roughs scanned and ready to post.

Currently the brief I am focusing the majority of my efforts on is my narrative brief.
it started as soon as the summer holidays were over, so its been a lot of work, at the start we were told to chose a genre of book/film/comic and being the horror buff, you can imagine what i chose. we were told to point out just ten cliches and essentials in our genre.
for horror mine were as follows :
  • Dark atmosphere
  • Entices emotions of fear, terror and horror
  • Involves themes of death, supernatural and/or mental illness
  • Plays on insecurities
  • Fast vivid shots (film)
  • Suspense driven
  • Contains subtle yonic and phallic imagery
  • Violence
  • Causes tension
  • Artistically creepy
Of course i later found my characteristics of a horror was very detailed perhaps too detailed, especially when i found that the later majority of the brief was to create a set of images or comic book that still falls within our chosen genre but doesn't follow any of our ten characteristics.
However through loopholes and knit picking at what I might have meant rather than what i did mean i have managed to write my story. initially a comic but its slowly progressed to more of conceptual art. although still in the roughs stages, which are particularly scratchy, work nonetheless is very much on the way. I'm looking forward to what i churn out as to be honest where I'm at surprises myself!