Here is a design I drew for Manga Jiman’s Mascot competition. It didn’t even make it into the shortlist at then end so I guess they didn’t like mine so much… I thought it was a cute design idea though.. 🙂 At least I tried. 🙂 When I looked up mascots in Japan they had some things in common. Firstly they often seemed quite simple designs, often cute, often animals. Manga Jiman is a UK competition to creat manga but because its the UK they ask people to draw it with English and readng left to right instead of right to left like japanese manga is. This mascot design is supposed to be like an advocate cheering on and celebrating the 2 cultures coming tigether, she encourages when british people are inspired by japanese manga and vice versa, encouraging the cultures to be inspired by each other and come together and celebrate the the artistic results achieved from being inspired by each others cultures and art. 🙂
Here are some pictures of digital colour manga pages I am working on. I’m not entirely sure yet what the chapter will be called, at the moment I’m thinking “A conversation with Eira”. One day I wrote out a script with two characters having a very interesting conversation over a particular subject. Timmy and Eira (the new character i put near the end of the first manga I ever tried to draw). I liked what I wrote so I’m now trying to convert it into a manga thing. Hopefully it goes well in the end. Heres a preview of some of the pages I am working on atm. I got so much work to do!! SO so much to do. I got a really long way to go but I hope I can produce something beautiful and finished one day…. BTW these pages arent necessarily in the correct order because I’m not necesaarily working on them in the correct order, and theres still a bunch I havent even started yet….. I’m really excited for it to keep growing though. I also drew a mascot character design recently for a competition that I’m really happy with, I’d love to show you guys but I keep having this paranoid daydream that someone might steal the image and enter it as their own and then they win and not me. heh… so I’ll upload a picture of that one soon at the end of may when the deadline is just gone 😉
slowly working on manga, sorting 1 of the ‘spirit’ pages first but this is like halfway into my dialogue ive written so it might not make sense yet until ive painted all the other pages. Gonna take ages considering how long this one page is taking, and theres gonna be a bunch. 🙂
Wanna take my time with it though and make it as beautiful as I can… ❤ Gonna be so many pages.
Got half of this page painted and putting some text in. Now to paint my character Timmy in the corner. I have a lot of pages I need to paint!!!
Been storyboarding some possible compositions in my physical sketchbook for where the various boxes, layouts, pictures, text could go etc. just gotta finish planning out the skeleton of it all, then can carry on painting out the pages like I’m doing with this one. 🙂 ❤
I’m really excited and passionate about this project I’m starting, what I’ve written about is important to me, I sure hope I can eventually do a good job of bringning it to life. ❤ 😀
-Rachel 🙂 ❤