Front Cover :) Style Swap :)
This is a first draft of what the cover should look like, we wanted it to show both styles and in colour, not only does it look eye catching in colour, but it also contrasts well with the black and white inner pages.
The idea is to show both of our styles but in a different way. So I drew his story and he drew the character from mine, mainly this was for fun and to show that we could draw each others chracters in our own style. Dave never draws very gothic creations, well not really, and I don’t really draw anything robotic, not really 🙂 Our styles also differ a lot if you ever read the ashcan you’ll see that my style is rather sweet looking whereas Daves is more realistic in his style 🙂 so we thought it would be fun if we swapped stories on the cover. I think it works because both pieces look good and yet when you read the comics you’ll probably aggree with me that in the end they work better in the styles we intended for them 🙂
Anyway main thing was to show you the draft and see what you thought, I think it still needs a little bit of work but the layout is working and the type is a good size and doesn’t take up too much of the page 🙂
These are the original pieces of artwork that we created, the one i created with the pink robot in was originally intended as a piece to get a grasp of the characters. I drew this as a silly joke, if you look closely the robot is holding a skipping rope because she tried to skip with the old man still sitting in his chair, he is then telling her off for trying this, the lady next to them is trying not to laugh 🙂
The other is Dave’s drawing of my character from the short story that is in the ashcan, he really wasn’t sure about drawing this character as the story is actually about love and he is not a fan of love stories, but he read the story enjoyed it ven though he doesn’t like love stories. From this he drew this beautiful whimisical drawing of the main character which really seems to capture the essence of the story 🙂
This is the point that the ashcan is at at the moment, and I am enjoying creating a piece that shows both of our styles ready for the next convention 🙂