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Creative Process
I try to refine my drawing skills with Seun. In the first chapter, it
was mostly about patterns and brushstrokes to make the trees.
Chapter two was mostly about playing with the word balloons. In
chapter three, I wanted to draw perspective. So there are various
angles where I place the camera on each panel; most of them are
bird’s-eye view or worm’s-eye view. Perspectives are pretty easy. It
just takes lots of patience. However, sometimes you can get away
with a rogue perspective if it looks and feels like it belongs.
In previous chapters, the trees were all drawn with brushstrokes.
In this chapter I got away from that and made more graphic
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yeondo Park is a cartooning/illustration graduate
of the School of Visual Arts. He was born in Seoul,
South Korea, where he read many comics that
made a joyful impression on him. He started drawing at an
early age when his father gave him a set of color pencils.
Since then he has illustrated manga editions of Julius
Casear and the Adventures of Huckleberry, which was
adapted by Adam Sexton. He also illustrates a webcomic,
Sam & Lilah, written by Jim Dougan, for activatecomix.com.
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Title: Seun, chapter 3 (2009)
Medium: Pencil, ink, Photoshop, Illustrator
Creative Process
I try to refine my drawing skills with Seun. In the first chapter, it
was mostly about patterns and brushstrokes to make the trees.
Chapter two was mostly about playing with the word balloons. In
chapter three, I wanted to draw perspective. So there are various
angles where I place the camera on each panel; most of them are
bird’s-eye view or worm’s-eye view. Perspectives are pretty easy. It
just takes lots of patience. However, sometimes you can get away
with a rogue perspective if it looks and feels like it belongs.
In previous chapters, the trees were all drawn with brushstrokes.
In this chapter I got away from that and made more graphic
shapes and lines to fit in with the geometric shapes and clean
lines the buildings made. The skull of the giant monster in the
comic is based on a skull of a sloth. I typically search for images
on the Internet. If I have a difficult time drawing a particular pose, I
usually take a picture of myself as a reference.
I lay out the pages with a blue lead first to get a rough picture
of the poses and panels. Then I refine the rough pencils with a
0.5 mm blue mechanical pencil. For the perspectives, I keep them
rough and refine it with a Micron when I ink it. After all the inking
is done, I get rid of the blue lines in Photoshop. When the adjust-
ments are done to the lines, I lay out the words in Illustrator.
Since then he has illustrated manga editions of Julius
Casear and the Adventures of Huckleberry, which was
adapted by Adam Sexton. He also illustrates a webcomic,
Sam & Lilah, written by Jim Dougan, for activatecomix.com.
Hyeondo Park
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