Friday, 17 April 2009



The baba yagas one of the most famous witchs in all of russia and has influenced alot of films and cartoons such as howls moving castle and hellboy. she is said to be a child eater in her tales but its never told of how she goes about this so this short story shows how she waits for her prey to come to her and also when she goes out to hunt. this is my 2 pages without text, this is because im still tinkering with how to do it as my scrolls are curved so im trying 2 rememember how 2 text wrap, i want to jus hand write it but me thinks id be commiting chiu-icide if i did that oh sorry about the crappy scans best me scanner could do.

4 comments:

myeyeisonfire said...

you can commit anything you like, but I'd rather all of you spend your time analyzing your work - post production editing! If anyone looks at this they will immediately be drawn to the similarities of the first panels on each page - In my opinion unless the repetition has narrative reasons, it would have been better to change scale, angle, or details which would give the viewer a further understanding of the subject - the artwork as usual is fantastic everywhere else, but I worry about the greyness - looks like someone just used desaturate on a low contrasted coloured image!

The worst thing is to do the work/editing for your tutor, the second worst thing is to make your tutor think that they are the only reason that you are doing it for.

It's your work, it's your opportunity to have work printed (not a big publication - but better than nothing), and it's your experience working with an art editor that wants the best you can offer - if you get more of these in your career you'll be grateful, because it's your work that people remember!

nortonius said...

i love your work lol, it so much fun. i love the characters!

MurrayMah said...

Drawing wise this looks the business Lee, the detail and tonal qualities are awesome, but i think you should play around with the extremes of your dark and light to create more definition, haha not to degree i do as you'll lose all the legendary line quality, but i think it would really intensify the images with abit more contrast and help each panel stand more individual? Hope that helps! Good job on side stepping that tea bag business though!

Lee Sparks said...

cheers for the input guys and the lovely comments. im going to play around with the contrast but my scanner is'nt really up 2 the challenge and lost alot of the whiteness in the pages.