Saturday, November 24, 2007

Pantomime Anthology Submission.

I figured I'd post this, since this is supposed to be my art blog and all, though I seem to dismiss it alot, like all my other online journal type things.
Anywho, this is my submission to SCAD's Sequential Art Anthology, the theme was Pantomime. So without further ado, I give you Brightleaf's Journey:

In all honesty, creating the comic was pretty much a product of shaving a good idea down for deadlines. I started this quarter without a clue what to base my anthology piece on, since the theme was so open ended, I could pretty much do anything, as long as I don't use words!

But then I doodled up that cyclops monster, and fell in love with the design, and the story basically wrote itself around him. Originally the story was supposed to be 8 pages long, and the cyclops had an accomplice, an older version of Brightleaf's people who kept the cyclops as a friend/quard dog and the people had built up rumors that the monster was truly evil.

Due to time constraints, I ended up writing that portion out, but I kept the folklore, since it the Mayan-inspired art tells a fun story without any words, which obviously fit the criteria for the anthology.

The biggest triumph in the comics is, in my opinion my use of backgrounds, I think I finally gained a new plane in my work, and that I really pushed myself to the limit. Sadly, I didn't get into the Anthology, but I still have 5 really awesome pages to show off.