Monday, March 15, 2010

Sequential Art--My First Attempt

I love the idea of telling stories using only images, or very few words. I was recently given the challenge of doing just that for my drawing class. Not only did I discover some really cool comic art out in the world, I had fun coming up with my own little story to tell. I am debating whether or not to cut this up and turn it into a book or keep it in one piece. It is 18" by 24", so it is pretty big as is. Hollin really likes it, and I am glad I was "forced" into creating something that will hopefully be of sentimental value to her in the future.

So why the birds and bubbles? It was a very unseasonably warm February day so I was sketching on the deck while the kids played. Hollin was blowing bubbles. Her expressions were so joyful, it was as if she was seeing bubbles for the first time or seeing something truly magical. While all this was taking place we were being visited by quite a few chickadees. They were hopping around on the rails and feeders. I think they were interested in the bubbles, they just seemed so curious. All those birds and bubbles just got me thinking...

So cut it up and make a book or keep it as is? Decision making is not my strong point:)

4 comments:

  1. I love it!

    That's a tough decision, a book vs. leaving it the way it is. I think my first instinct is to make it a book, a little secret special treasure.

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  2. Your artwork is delightful! I'm inclined to tell you to make it a book, that way the end is a surprise.

    I love telling stories this way. A couple of my favorite books of this type are:

    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
    Looking Down by Steve Jenkins
    and The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

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  3. ^^~~輕輕鬆鬆的逛部落格,多謝有您的分享哦~~~........................................

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  4. I think you should get published....so I can get a copy. :)
    -Phyllis

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