Warm-Up Sketch.

A Warm-up sketch, before I work on setting out compositions for my PhD’s comic. I enjoy changing styles, or “borrowing” styles from other artists, when the mood calls for it. However, I do not mimick them completely–I like to augment little things here or there to the style, as per my own tastes. For example, the French comic artiste Mobius (Jean Giraud) has a nice way of shading with lines. I add this little detail into anything I draw.

The PhD I am due to finish in two years, is really… if I were to simplify it, about utilizing comics as a means of communication. That is, for addressing a sociopolitical issue. For my PhD, the research is concerned in bringing more awareness and understanding to high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. That is, through fictional depictions of characters diagnosed–to depict a more authenticated experience, of how they (may) process the world. One character is a fictional representation of ‘myself’, whilst the other is an amalgam of interviews, literature reviews, and surveys.

I have always been a strong believer in merging both, what one would define as ‘art’, together with ‘theoretics’. That is another reason why I love music. The ‘instrumentalist’, as my viola instructor would call the ‘serious musician’, is a scholar practitioner. They learn the theoretical underpinnings of their craft, and of course, just as well… they apply this knowledge through their respective instrument. And yes, I love music theory. ‘Deed I do.

Now, as for Craig Thompson’s manner of drawing. I am referencing his graphic novella Blankets. I highly recommend it! Thompson draws with his heart.

One thought on “Warm-Up Sketch.

  1. Since my three year-old blog is a wreck and a failure (I had to take it down, after it getting hacked by an overzealous ‘fan’) I decided that I would just turn it into a book, with many of the 165 stories, poems, and articles illustrated by various people who need the money. If you ever need cash (Paypal?) get in touch, and I’ll have you illustrate something.

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