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Angus W.

Creative from Sydney

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Memories of Granny Pat

I started thinking about childhood memories and initially started a project around some goats that my father bought for our farm, but then I discovered that I'm terrible at drawing goats.

So I decided to draw some other memories of my grandmother - or granny, as she demanded to be known! She was a glamourous and bold woman, and I hope some of that has come across in my comic. 

First, some rough notes:

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And some thumbnails of panel layout and framing:

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I then moved onto the iPad to lay out the panels, and to sketch and ink my panels. 

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Followed by inking and shading to give us the final comic (right click and view in a new tab / window if it's too small to read!):

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Some thoughts on the process:

Because I was working with individual frames on the iPad, the line weights are inconsistent. 

Writing the text was a real challenge – I wanted it to have lots of character, but most of my early attempts were too messy. 

I really enjoyed this process and will definitely make more. Thanks for the class

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