Saturday, June 15, 2013

Character Retrospective

So back in High School I wrote a story in a spiral notebook. It was terrible and didn't have an ending, but it was the first story where I looked at it and thought, 'yeah, I should do this as a comic'.
And so that's what I did.
The end result was... uh... interesting... over 80 pages of pencilled comic pages, countless character designs and  illustrations. All of which make me cringe to this day just looking at them. But as much as I may cringe there's also a sense of relief that this thing exists. It was the first story I stuck with long enough to actually make something from it, and it was the first comic project that I actually dedicated myself to. No matter what the end result was, the fact that I made it was important and set me on my way for future things.

In 2010 I decided I should draw the main characters from this old project every year in June, it started off as sketches and evolved into finished illustrations that I plan to do every year.

June 2010

June 2011

June 2012

June 2013

I'm really happy I started doing this, I only wish I had been doing it since High School. It's fun to try and 
re-interpret these guys and see how my style has evolved and my skill has improved. I'm already looking forward to next year!