History Illustrated

So I have a direction I want my work to move in. It combines a triple dose of my passions; illustration, history and education. That's the direction in a nutshell but I have further focuses and ambitions within these areas I plan to press ahead with. Ive already been working on this but not at full tilt because other projects needed closing out. 

I'm excited about the possibilities of the project(s) and feel this is a real good direction for my work to go in. I have multiple angles that I want to use when creating the projects. Planned objectives and outcomes are being put in place. This sounds more business like than I usually would, but thats no bad thing. Strategy! Implementation!

I'm sticking up a few images as previews. No finished work here yet, but that's fine. I only really stick up finished work and sometimes that means too much time between posts, so I want to change that...Now it's about putting more work up, more often. I think writing these posts helps to get down what I'm thinking and helps narrow the focus a bit.

I won't bother with detailing so much what he images are about  but I'm using some traditional media again in creating the work. Here's a little bit of what I've done so far...

The Bleeders

Another in my images influenced from my 'other work'...the warehouse. It's another movie style poster featuring a number of faces from work. Anyone else who works with me on my level will recognise the mountains of work that needs doing, while 'the leaders' discuss business over cups of coffee outside under the smoking shed. Fair play to them...This started as a pen sketch, then was worked up in Procreate. I've put the rough and final versions up.

The QCrew

The QCrew is an old old comic I did when I was working in Quinnsworth! That's how old it (and I, sob!) is! It documents the troubles faced by a lowly shop-floor worker.

I finally got around to scanning and making it into a pdf. When I first made it, there was Pritt Stick and paper cuttings all over the floor. It was a pain in the ass cutting out all those word bubbles, man. I remember painting over spots of ink, trying to keep the panels clean. I really resisted the urge (in 98.5 % cases) to change the dialogue, but I did have to re-do the letters digitally to make 'em legible. 

I'm glad it's over. Here is the full comic to download...

The QCrew