I've recently started a comics / cartooning group at the Primary School I work at during the week, and once a week we meet, and I show them stuff I've been working on, and they show me stuff they've been working on. It's a lot of fun, and if any of them are reading this, hello.
We set ourselves a little project, which was to do a page of comic art from the same idea. The kids chose what it would be:
-Who? A villain;
-Were? In the woods;
-Doing what? Finding a cave.
The kids had noticed I draw a lot of robots, so I thought I'd go with a different influence, and try an insect-based character. Here are the first few sketches of Entomon, and her Firefly lackey, Cole. As you can also see, I thought it was a good idea to sketch out a couple of caves for her to find, too.
I tried a couple of designs for her head, but I liked the long head (which I thought was a good place for whatever organ allows her to control insects. For Cole, I realised I really needed to look at some firefly photos, and they're pretty cool.
©2014 James Mathurin