Just want to share some stuff and experience that I had for the past couples of months. This post is a deep nostalgic journey back to the time while I'm working on finding not just my art style but the identity of my graphic novel Stranded Land.
It is a rough one, including my hard time struggling to get a foot hold in America while dealing with social issues. I was swiming blind without knowing which directions to go.
That was until I read HP. Lovecraft's Tales of Horror in my college library that gives me the push I need. A theme. And idea struck. Why not combining a stylized art-style of Disney and edgy cartoon in a Lovecraft's universe? There I knew what I had to do.
Still, making concept art with limited resource and knowledge was difficult. So I practice live-studies while working on this project at the same time. To improve with a purpose.
Let's have a look at the "never-released" concept artwork of my characters in the Stranded Land in 3 months (from November 2017 to April 2018)
It is a rough journey but it pays off in the end. My plan for the future would be publishing my first art book and launching my first pilot on my new website that I'm currently working on. Later, I'll have a hard-cover printed book published with different story arcs. At this moment, I'm going over their designs one last time to make sure the characters are all fully fleshed out and ready for novel.
Lastly, I want to thank NG for providing me a place to put my artwork here for everyone to enjoy and everyone who has been giving me the love and support. Special thanks to @JozzyForge, @Coolkitten13, @YonusBahtzee for the moral support and @Tarantulaben for scouting me.
Hopefully, in the distant future, this project would come out decently successful. But it is not my only project at the moment. There are still more that I'm preparing. Can't wait to share them with you guys soon. Chào!
All of the high quality versions are on my Artstation: