Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Iliad

I mentioned Kubla Khan a while ago, but since I'm digging around in files from the summer I wanted to also share some panels from the snippet of the Iliad that I adapted. I found it a great struggle to get to grips with the story, despite a great love of the source material, and so spent an embarrassing amount of time procrastinating with different styles of working instead of actually writing the thing. Above is one such experiment in style. I think it looks great, but found it too time consuming and complex to do the whole thing like that. Below is how the first page of the final thing looks, a misty semi-monochrome.  This is some work that I'm only half happy with, it was a pure slog to finish and really pushed me to the limit of what I can do in a limited amount of time. But it was a great learning experience - I just hope that I get the chance in the future to put some of those lessons in practice!

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