At 10:15 on a Friday night ( unfortunately not a Saturday night :P ) I finished chapter three part four and with that the entire story.
This started out as a simple idea to create a short comic based on some lyrics by The Cure and ended up becoming a much greater journey for me. The combination of this idea along with another short story I had written lead to this being created. I didn’t know quite how to feel when I finished it last nigh. I only realised just how much I enjoyed working on it when it was all over. I can’t wait to start working on my next comic ideas! :D
The story is a metaphor for escaping reality by listening to music and also explores the areas of The Cures’ music which I identify most with. There are certain lines within ‘Charlotte Sometimes’ that I connected with so I decided to create my character based on her. I wanted her to be a universal character that people can identify with. Though the boy in the story resembles Robert Smith but it isn’t actually him, hence why he appears as several different characters and ages throughout the story. He works almost like a tour guide for her.
I found it really hard to bring myself to draw the last few pages even though the ending was one of my first ideas for the story. I felt so sorry her, I basically put her through a lot of emotional trauma and she was pushed off a cliff or down a hole in almost every chapter. I’m so sorry I was mean to you! I’ll have to make it up to her!
The overall process of this comic was very organic, it grew and changed as it went on. Though it was stressful at times ( I seem to like putting myself under pressure :P ) I’m so happy to have completed my goal! ( and escape the curse of not finishing my comics) I want to thank everyone who has commented on, reblogged, liked and read this comic! Thank you all so so much!!!! :D
I have a spin off version the comic which I will upload soon. I look forward to creating more comics and continuing to push my originality!
Chapter three part three :) only eight pages this time due to the break in the story, it’s turning out much longer that I expected but it should be completely finished in two more parts at most.
I really enjoyed working on theses pages, I’m going to be sad when it’s all done but I’m determined to meet my goal of finishing it before classes start again!
Thank you to everyone who’s been reading :) :)
Chapter three part two :) it’s only nine pages this time cause if I uploaded ten it would have messed with the flow of the chapter too much. Chapter three is really meant to flow all as ones especially at this part but due to how long got is I have to split it up :/ so I won’t be uploading anything but my comic for the next while :)
The scans turned out a bit better this time, I’m still not 100% happy with them though :/ I realised too much light was getting in and I have to hold down the scanner lid.
Thanks so much to everyone who has been reading this comic so far and for all the support and wonderful comments :) it makes me so happy to share my work :) I’m sorry I can’t thank you all individually!
Some fun editing pictures :)
I might draw a background on this later or use it in a collage. This is definitely a recurring image in my art and keeps popping up in my sketchbooks :P I’m thinking about making her/ him (I don’t know…) into a doll :)
The final piece and the original drawing :)
I doodled this in my sketchbook the other night and decided to finish it up as a watercolour painting. It’s another one of those things I wanted to draw but promised myself I wouldn’t and then ended up drawing it anyway. I keep drawing deconstructed people and I wasn’t sure exactly what it meant for a while, it was just based on a feeling, but then the other night I figured it out. Basically for me organs are the root of human emotion and when you strip the other elements away your left with the persons bare feelings, making then kinda vulnerable. It’s not a gruesome as it sounds, I mean it in an artistic, visual sense. So anyway I kinda get that vibe of some of The Cure songs, so yeah…
Also I’ve started to figure out my scanner a little better and we’re beginning to have a more trusting relationship. :P
A poem I wrote the other day incorporated with a collage experiment :) I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I’ve been writing quite a bit lately and I’ll hopefully do more stuff like this as soon as I manage to get off that bloody bass guitar! My head is melting in a sea of songs, I keep jumping form on to the other and my head is spinning. I actually dreamed about bass lines last night, how weird is that? I could just see the next of the guitar and all the notes of the songs I was playing being hit. I think I might have a problem…oh well.
Finally I finished some of chapter three! I’ve decided to upload it ten pages at a time cause it’s so long.As usual the scanner wasn’t kind to me so it doesn’t look great :/
It took so long to get done and I really had to force myself to sit down and do it. I’ve been in a spin with this summer assignment hanging over me, I tend to over think it and get stressed out, I’m not really sure what I’m doing with it to be honest. Still I’m determined to finish this comic before the summers out!
I’ve also been really distracted by the bass guitar, I love it so much! It’s such a great escape from things and all I want to do is play it for ever and ever. My fingers are so sore (and covered in paint from finishing these pages :P ) but it’s not going to stop me. I’ve been playing for just over a week now and I’ve thought myself The Lovecats by The Cure and Israel by The Banshees, I’m also in the process of working through several other Cure songs :D I couldn’t get them to sound right for ages but then I realised last night I was reading the tabs wrong -_- I can’t believe how I was reading them I’m such an eejit! Lol :P
Look at all those people out there doing things…
A self portrait in collage :) it’s inspired by the work of Dale Chihuly and Lauren Child, both artists which I admire :) I saw Chihuly’s work on telly the other day for the first time and it’s gorgeous! Really inspired me :D
I did myself up to look like Robert Smith during The Top era the other day and used a photo I took for reference :P I really am overly obsessed! And to add to the obsession I picked up a base guitar about two nights ago and started teaching myself Love Song and Love Cats :D my fingers are starting to blister but I’m having a lot of fun anyway :) :) and I also have like no control over my baby finger :P
And…more summer sketchbook stuff!
This one is based on Bananafishbones by The Cure of course :) one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums The Top :D
I drew some stuff while listening to disintegration too which turned out a little weird…but anyway I’ve been having fun with this editing program 100Cameras so I thought I’d include some edits.
It’s an awesome app and when you read the names of the effects it sounds like a really epic song :D they’re called stuff like ‘around 3 am when things really got crazy’