The figure and background elements of this collage were drawn in 2003 for my thesis project in graduate school that explored how interactive layouts and content-based design could create specific and unique reading experiences in digital comics.
Coming up with stories to illustrate was difficult for me. I was on a deadline, so I decided to make a series of abstract shorts, focusing on moments and moods. I used the blind contour drawing technique to render my initial sketch and only looked at who or what I was drawing, but not at the paper I was drawing on, but I did look at the paper while going over my line work and adding shadows in ink.
After I graduated, I turned my interactive, digital comics into a collection of single-page, print comics called Momentos. This one was called Lacking and is about having writer’s block.
I made this collage in 2011.