Now that I’ve finally finished the Urban Faeries series, and before I get really deep into my next series of paintings, I’m taking a break and doing something completely different. I’m thinking of it as an artistic palette-cleanser. I’m going to have a go at doing a small 6-page comic.

Luckily for me, I have a writer-in-residence: my husband! (Neil Beynon) who has written the script and even given me a breakdown by panel. Needless to say, I am massively out of my comfort zone and probably my depth. I’m using bits of my brain I haven’t used in ages and it’s a steep learning curve to say the least!

As a complete break from my usual working process and never one to shy away from a challenge, I’ve also decided to draw it in alcohol marker pens, which I’ve never used before! These Windsor and Newton promarkers if you’re interested.

All will be revealed when it’s completed, but I will probably share the odd sneak preview over on twitter and instagram, so if you’re not already following me there, please do!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Yay! You did such a great job with the markers. The illustrations turned out really cute! It’s always fun to try out something new. Good luck with your comic!

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    1. artistgemma says:

      Thanks Elizabeth! It’s been great fun developing a new style for the comic and as soon as it’s finished I’ll be sharing more of it here 😊

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      1. Awesome! I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

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