Please excuse the late submission for this blog post. I looked all over to find prints of my past work, turns out they were in storage and not in my garage like I thought.
I don’t know exactly what narrative to tell in my comic, but I know that it will involve my love for older technology and music. I will scan a lot of my old mixtapes and vhs movie sleeves. I came to this decision, to go in this direction, after doing one of the writing exercises and the word “downhill”. I just remember that after completing that exercise (I had written out lyrics of songs that I used to listen to growing up) I could not get memories of growing up with my sisters and listening to music. Nowadays, we have very different music tastes, but we all have a soft spot for music that sounds like it is from the 80’s. Something about that aesthetic just brings us together. My comic will recount a memory of us three listening to music together.
I will employ hierarchy much like I did with the example above. Objects with busy textures will be in the forefront, while those in the back will be a lot less busy. I will try to employ drop shadows to imply depth to an otherwise two dimensional way of representing people and objects. Textures that I want to highlight will be above the rest, I did this with the leaves. I wanted the leaves to have implied motion as the male protagonist was pushing the wheelbarrow.