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This is page 14 of my graphic novel. Again, not animated, but I think this is my favourite page that I have ever done for my graphic novel. I have made the background effective that presents Dasher in the most epic way that I have ever done him. I have originally designed this pose of Dasher off my phone and imported it into my page as a PNG image. I can honestly say that I am glad that I have done this pose of him on my phone when I had the chance.

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I have been looking up on how CV’s are designed, and I have come across this. Someone has based their CV on a page from a graphic novel. This has struck an idea to me. This struck a chord with me as it links a CV (my skills) with a visualization of what I could do (a graphic novel background).

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Tom Taylor is a multi-award winning comic book writer who has created DC’s Injustice: gods among us. The art of the front cover of this Graphic novel looks amazing. It has lighting that makes the characters look realistic, and the shading on the bodies has me thinking about how serious the front cover looks.

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However, the art in the pages don’t look as epic as the front cover. Instead, the look colourful and brighter than the front cover. That is what I like about that, because it helps me see the world as a bright place. In my eyes, I like images that show bright colours, because bright colours symbolizes joy in the world.

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Tom Taylor is not only a writer, but a play-writer and a screenwriter. He was also involved in other projects too, such as Darth Maul: Death Sentence And Star Wars: Blood Ties. After writing for the star wars series, he has moved onto the DC comics to write his own dc superhero stories.

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I have went out today and bought this from WHSmiths. Alex Rider is based on the best seller novel series that has also got its own graphic novel version of the same story.

I have been looking up on one of the artists named Antony Johnston who was part of creating this graphic novel. In his other projects, he has worked on “The coldest city”, The coldest winter” and mainly “Wasteland”. Upon looking at his artwork, he possesses different art styles to creating graphic novels.

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His art style for Alex rider is amazing in my eyes. The colour on the characters looks easy to do, and the drawings of the environments look just as simple to do.

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They also happen to look cinematic based on the viewing angle of the locations the characters are in. These graphic drawings of every panel look ruff to draw, but simple in my eyes. The city on the last panel is just as simple to make.

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This is page 13 of my animated Graphic novel. In this page, Lucas finally starts to transform into Dasher. I have animated him taking his shirt off, putting his gauntlet on, and taking his shoes and trousers off. It was hard to animate this page because I had to focus on how to get every detail done right. If this page wasn’t animated, then It would have been easier. I was planning to add sound effects onto the page, but then I thought that I didn’t need to.

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I have been doing some more research on graphic novels and I have come across a man’s name, Farhan Qureshi. Farhan Qureshi is an animator, film maker and film writer who lives in London as a lead artist for film and gaming companies.

He has worked on a graphic novel called “Digitopia” as a kickstarter project.

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The key difference between animated film’s and graphic novels is that one method of story telling is much more easier to work with than the other. You won’t be lucky publish your animated film in any animation industry, but publishing Graphic novels will be a whole lot simpler. Frahan had worked with a guy called James who have developed this story and tried to get it into the animation industry, but it all goes down hill for the duo. So it gets them into finding another way to finance the film.

A comic or a graphic novel has a fewer moving parts than an animated film. Elements in a graphic novel come into a sharper focus than on animation. The point in comics to have a few moving parts is that our expectations would have  exponentially increased.

When making a Graphic novel, the team that work on it is not as much as a team of animators that make an animation. Fortunately, having a smaller team can make life easier for you. Graphic novelists spend most of their time talking about their art work generated for their work. But animators don’t plan to waist their time, they just get on with it and avoid distractions.

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Graphic novel animation

I have come across this Video on google showing an animated graphic novel. Unfortunately, the computer I was using has no sound so I had to watch it instead. I thought the animation of the movements of the characters and the rocket were great. Its as if someone had drawn still images, exported them as Jpegs, and put them onto after effects or premiere pro to move them around to make it into an animation.

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Ryan is an american graphic designer who had worked on movies such as “Thought of you” and “The turtle and the shark”. He was born in Salt Lake City and was graduated in Brigham Young University.

I have been trying to research on other graphic novels that are animated and his name came up on the research. He has done an animated graphic novel called “Bottom of the ninth”, which I think looks amazing. To me, it looks like that the comic was animated using Toon Boom Harmony, because the video of the animation is as smooth as the real world. in fact, the animation looks to have been done by a 3-d software called Maya.

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The page panels show each relevant bit of it’s story, and have gotten me thinking about adding more panels onto my graphic novel.

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I have just shown my CV to my lecturer Mario and asked him to take a look at it so I’ll know what changes I will need to make. Mario likes how I have started my CV, but he had crossed out my education, days attending, and university course from the top.

My Personal statement is fine, but I need to get rid of the words student and university because I would have left by then. He told me that I don’t need my capabilities until after I present my skills and knowledge information.

He has said to me that I don’t need achievements on my CV. He has suggested to me to add my employments/professional experience at the end of my CV.

Based on Mario’s comments, I will think about making those changes to my CV. I am glad that I have shown this to Mario and will start to get the changes done as soon as.

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I have been looking on YouTube to see some blur effects that would help me think of new ideas for my Dasher graphic novel. I have found a short clip video of an episode of Ben 10 that has given me some new ideas. Soon in my graphic novel, I’ll plan to draw Dasher’s legs in a circular motion that will show his super speed run. I’m hoping that it’ll work on Adobe Photoshop, just because it’s a different animation software.

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I have been trying to research the spectacular spider man and find out who the artists were who created it. The only thing I found was that the people who developed the show was Greg Weisman and Victor Cook.

However, I have come across a website called Wonderhowto.com that has a list of tutorial videos that instruct you how to do certain things that you want to get done.

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I didn’t know that this website had existed, but in my opinion it reminds me of LinkedIn. So this website isn’t really for me.

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I have been looking at what Mario has shown us yesterday. It is a cartoon bible of a animated TV series called “Interview from hell”. Mario has given this to us through email so study how it was put together so that we would learn from this to put our art books together for our 3rd year project.

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As I was looking through the pages I thought that this book was the biggest that anyone has ever made. I liked how much effort was put in to making this book, because there are pages where drawn work takes over the whole page leaving no room for written words.

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Based on looking on this, I have been thinking about how I should structure my art book. If images speak for themselves where there aren’t any words, then perhaps I should learn from this how I should done the same.

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Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam

Pete has shown us all this animated video created by using yellow sticky notes to build the frames. To me, I think this must have been hard to create. Who ever had made this animation must have needed to by more sticky notes for the animation. The animation looks very basic, and the drawings aren’t that good. As I have seen through this film, I am struggling to understand the story of the animation.

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I have been out to Waterstones and bought 2 manga books. Attack on titan and Blue Exorcist. I have bought them because I believed that they were like graphic novels, but in a Japanese style.

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There are 2 other graphic novels I’ve bought, but I wanted to focus my research onto them. I wanted to see what the difference is between manga books and actual graphic novels.

The art work is interesting, but it is not the style I choose to do in my future. I have only been looking to see the panels that are in these books. The panels are the main reason why I don’t see a difference between them and the other graphic novels. I have noticed that the Panels in these books are simple and square shaped.

I wanted to take a different approach into researching graphic novels. I thought that looking at manga books would be a good place to start.

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I have looked up on Jake Parker for my research and found out that he is an illustrator on picture books. He has done Comics too, and has designed his own graphic designs of comic characters. I first discovered him on Behance, a social media site which I have only just joined specially for my future career as a graphic novelist.

He had dropped out of college to start his career in the animation industry. At that same time, he has been busy illustrating books and comics for the publishing world. He is the co-founder of SVSLearn.com that teaches people how to become a professional illustrator just like him.

In his work, he has published:

  • The little snowplow wishes for snow
  • Goldilocks for dinner
  • Sky Heart: search for the star seed
  • The little snowplow

His work looks really amazing in my opinion. The best part of it is that it looks to have been hand drawn before scanning it into the computer for colouring. The outlines are amazing, especially the image of baby Yoda, because it has been done by felt-tip pen.

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I have come across this on YouTube and found something out. Turns out, when you make comics or graphic novels, it usually takes up to 2-3 months of continuous work. This video is from a graphic novelist called Eric who is part of detective comics.

This has me worried about my future, because I had hoped that doing my our comic/graphic novel will be much more faster and easier. If issues takes that long,then a single Volume could take a lot longer. Perhaps a year or two would be how long it will take.

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For page 7, I have done some research on what different blurs look like. I have look up which once are the most inspiring to me that would work well with my Dasher character for my Graphic novel.

In my opinion, these all look great, but it has me thinking of my own blur effect to generate. I was thinking about a blur effect that doesn’t make Dasher’s body look blurry to look at. His body will be a normal running pose, and around him will be a blanket of blue glowing haze that acts as a shield.

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Based on Mario’s 1 to 1 feedback, I thought that I would take the time to redraw the school in page 2. Now that its done, I think this image is much more better than how I planned for it to look. I have added shading and lighting over the building as well as the name of the school. The name of the school is so that the reader knows where they are in the story. I have also added detail to improve on my sketching.

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