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Helen Capewell
OCA Learning Log
Student Number: 522802
Degree: Illustration
Current Level: 2

Exercises in Style

Exercise 6

As much as I have enjoyed working traditionally throughout this course, I opted to explore different styles digitally for the most part of this exercise, with a strong focus on the different styles found in modern comics which I believe to be digitally created more often than not. I had started sketching on paper, but the results were unsatisfactory for me, and not to mention time consuming.

(side note. I will include traditional styles at a later date should this be included in Assessment.)

Scrolling through Pinterest for an image that sparked my interest, I stumbled on a piece that seemed like an advert of some kind. There was a character, an action and background elements that could be used within the drawings. Depending on the style, the information I would include would vary between each illustration.

The reference photo:

To begin, I created a mood board of different comic/graphic novel covers that I thought had an extreme style. I found that the covers would usually include more details compared to the inserts, pushing styles further than what might be found inside.

Although I worked digitally, I wanted to mimic the styles the best I possibly could be trying to match the brushes in Photoshop.


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