Monday, February 24, 2014

Location and Feeling

Today I thought I would post on the location of where and when this graphic novel is going to take place. I then will go over describing the overall feeling I am trying to portray in this graphic novel. I have posted a picture to incorporate these topics and I will describe what I was trying to do in this picture.

Contrast Liquor (Thomas Sigwalt)

In this picture I tried to illustrate what I have been talking about in this post. I wanted to add some contrast between the characters and the bar so I made them blue and the bar red, with orange liquor spilling on the mustard floor.

I also tried to add a story telling element in this be  having the reflection show the guy drinking his liquor while the others have been beaten up.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Steps I Take

Hello world! This is Tom again and if you are reading this you are helping me finish my life long dream of making a graphic novel. Thank you :) .  Today I figured that I will show my viewers the process I go through when I am making an artwork for my graphic novel, then show some new things I have been working on.

 Making my artworks:

I first like to sketch out what I want. I usually use mechanical pencils and big erasers while I'm sketching. The results I get are unpredictable and full of graphite smudges, however, the freedom of adding and taking away with graphite allows my creative juice to spill out on the page. I scan or take a picture of my work and I upload it on my computer.

Step 1: Drawing the scene (by Thomas Sigwalt)