Rhiannon and Jess.
pencil sketches at lunch break.
Hey, guess what? More pages!
My brush pen is seriously going through its paces - I have used 3 ink cartridges already over the past two weeks of work o_O
After a trip to the Gweek Seal Sanctuary, I felt inspired. Who doesn’t love seals?!
This was done for the 4th issue of Et Cetera online zine, found here: http://etcetera-zine.tumblr.com/
Ugh! I was so unproductive today, this was the only thing I got done and I don’t even like it!
Too messy, too clumsy. I was not in the zone today.
This story just gets darker with every image, what’s next?!
Well, stay tuned and you’ll find out! *evil grin*
More page experiments from my current project, slowly transforming parts of the story into something that resembles a graphic novel.
The story is a modern take on Hades and Persephone, a lovely tale of abduction and lust and general angst. It actually transformed pretty well into a modern-day tale of domestic abuse, kidnap and teenage trauma.
My next project is a faerytale - hopefully more upbeat, but this has been a refreshing change!
I’m not happy with the second image - it’s all weird angles and the lighting is off. :P I will re-do it at some stage.
The text can be read on my DA account here: http://tilwen.deviantart.com/art/Cold-Sunlight-282945901
Experimental work from my current project, just exploring media and also the character of the father. Such a pleasant man.
Some experiments for a project I’m working on right now .
The subject is a short story I wrote a couple of years back, a modern myth of Hades and Persephone. The story is quite gritty, full of angst, kidnap and domestic violence.
Not my usual scene at all, I hear you say?
Well that’s exactly why I have taken it on. Afte the children’s book, I felt a need to experiment and just challenge myself in a different area of illustration. I have not attempted graphic novel styles before, so it’s totally new territory for me. I’m really enjoying myself!
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Quink, bleach, brush pen and coloured pencils.
You can read the full story on my DA account here: http://tilwen.deviantart.com/art/Cold-Sunlight-282945901
Characters, plot and artwork (C) Natalie Adams (me)
experimental panels from a project I am working on currently.
ooh spoilers! XD it’s all very mysterious. I am having a lot of fun just generating imagery from the story, Cold Sunlight (can be read here: http://tilwen.deviantart.com/art/Cold-Sunlight-282945901)
I am also making friends with (and slowly killing) my brush pen after too long away from it.
Stay tuned for more finalised imagery over the next week! :D
Location studies in a local coffee shop, focussing on clothing/folds - in preparation for a new project!
I’m severely out of practice with drawing people on location, so it took a while to warm up (artistically and physically, it’s freezing here!)
Hot Chai Latte and a Panini sorted that out quickly, however.