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Destiny - Screen Print Book

Ten page screen printed narrative of a boxing match. Edition of 10 A3 books. 

To be on sale at my degree show.

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Making *slight* progress with my boxing images project.

Think it’s fair to say I’d lost my way completely with this project. Must’ve had 12 different tutors/guest tutors/visiting illustrators suggest different ways of working/saying they didn’t like different approaches I had been doing. Really didn’t know who to go with, and it left me not knowing what I wanted to do, and I kinda lost sight of what I’d originally intended.

The other day I wanted to screen print a large version of my Drive D&AD entry in preparation for our end of year show, but there’d been a mixup with the printers, and the technician had printed off someone else’s work on my acetate. Seeing as I didn’t have anything with me that day as I’d wanted to screen print, I decided to chuck together some of the drawings I had on my desk, and this booklet type thing was born. I hadn’t originally intended to make a narrative or a sequential thing at all, but all the separate elements I had sort of made a mini story of a fight, I guess.

It got some positive feedback from a couple of tutors, which was surprising, but I’m just glad that I may have found a resolution for this project. It’s not what I originally had in mind, but if it works, I’ll go with it. Really disappointed it’s taken me this long, and got so close to hand in to figure this out, I really should’ve planned it better.

These are my initial pages. Lots of rough drawings and some pages don’t work, so hopefully I can redo them tonight and screen print again at some point this week!

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! What pages don’t work? What kinda do?

Cheers

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Work in Progress images for a sequence based on a short story by Ethan Coen called ‘Destiny’

This project has changed quit a bit from what I originally intended - At first, I wanted to do a set of images of ‘in the ring’ events, and then a set of images based on all the stuff that happens outside. I wanted them to reflect each other, in a way. But then after many, many, many different tutorials and trying to explain the project again and again to different people who don’t know the story, I thought it perhaps best to stick to the in-ring bits. That, and the in-ring bits are more fun to draw, seem a bit more striking? This way, if they’re to be shown in our end of year show, hopefully the audience will understand/get what’s going on more than what they would if they saw images of motels and a man with a tube up his nose.

Now I’m trying to work out compositions and sizes, as well as a sequence. Before, all my images were just in square boxes - trying to vary it more now, with different box sizes. A few suggestions I’ve received from tutors were to make them be a series of panels. Not sure how I feel about that, as I wasn’t looking to do a graphic novel per se. But, here’s a look at how the images could interact with each other. Any feedback would be terrific. This project has given me such a headache, talking to so many different tutors and having so many conflicting ideas (I know they’re supposed to give different viewpoints, but none of them have agreed with each other), that I feel I’ve done 10 rounds myself!

These are roughs, to work out compositions and sizing etc. Really need to get a move on!