Sunday, December 21, 2014

CANADIAN PULP - Week 4: Through Hell They March




Rough Comp 2

Rough Comp 1

Rough Pencils

Original Thumbnail

I just couldn't get through an examination of Canadian history without a few mounties. I didn't have too much time to research for this entry so I drew upon some of my previous knowledge gained when creating a comic for my Information Illustration class in Year 4. You can view the whole thing HERE.

This was one of the tougher compositions to nail down as you can see through the extra roughs. There were a lot of elements but I really wanted to focus on something a bit different from the previous entries. I figured the locust would be really fun to draw and help this piece stand out among the rest.

The colours were quite tricky on this one as well, as I wanted the image to convey heat, danger, and well, the Gates of Hell, yet the reds and flesh tones all started blending together. I was a bit worried about how it would print but it turned out quite well. I think this one has my favourite typographic treatment of all of them, the most pulpy looking I reckon.

Next week: Ghosts!

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