When working with a new text deciding on an illustration style can be a challenge.
Below are some of my experiments with loose movement and anatomy sketches, colour samples and more resigned drawings on found wrapping paper. The aim was to compare and contrast each style and its variations to see which would be suit my new text.
|Removal of the horse anatomy to show the geometric pattern beneath.|
|A sample of the recycled wrapping paper that I drew on. I got this from the New Edition Bookshop (Fremantle)when I bought a novel - they were nice enough to gift wrap the book for me.|
|A study of how geometric shapes and tone can interact with the horse's anatomy.|
|Coloured biro experiment on scrap tea toned water colour paper.|
|Another coloured biro experiment on scrap tea toned water colour paper|
|Ink pen movement studies of Mr Charisma and Targets Only.|
|More ink pen movement studies of Mr Charisma and Targets Only.|
|Graphite study on scrap tea toned water colour paper.|
|Another graphite study on scrap tea toned paper. |
A Staedler oil pencil was used to add the white highlights.
|Composition study in ink pen and biro.|
|Movement composition study in ink pen.|