With a project as big as this, the results can seem almost out of sight. Having completed all the thumbs, the task of designing all the components for the book, has been challenging, daunting and tiring in parts. Wave upon wave of drawings have been done and at times it seems how can I finish all this work. But I’ve found a way to bring on a sense of a renewed energy
Making the switch.
With one hundred and fifty scans so far, and counting. There are new characters and objects being designed all the time. These, one by one, are scanned, cut out and placed into spreads and single page design. By alternating between sketching and page design, I vary my focus, allowing for much needed reflection and fuel for the next set of ideas and drawings to come. I’ve found that, to just draw constantly, tends to lead to repetition in my actions and thinking, and this affects my whole approach and freshens the imagination. So switching tasks can have a good effect on variation, which is vital to a considered graphic novel.