Illustrating a Comic Book Poem – The Orb

The Orb again uses the familiar materials of Promarker pens, watercolour paint and ink on watercolour paper. For this Comic Book Poem I gave the paper a light blue wash to give the background some depth and the overall page a hue to make it stand out. For the visuals I wanted to depict a city, hoping to give the Comic Book Poem a sense of location. This city is very sparse and somewhat haphazard. Although it has detail it is still illustrated rather loosely and non-precise. I liked this style and didn’t want to go into too much detail when depicting the city and background.
I carried this approach on with the design and look of the characters. Their design is fairly abstract and atypical. They do not have human traits, which makes it difficult to place them in the real world. I wanted these characters to live in their own place and time and I hope their design conveys this.


About Comic Book Poems

I am a writer and artist who likes to work with poetry, illustration, film and animation.
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