In November last year, we had a great meeting in London. Daniel came over from Sydney and we worked intensely for 2 weeks. We managed to create the structure of the entire story, all the 4 chapters of Golden Lion. Now we only need to draw, ink, colour and letter it. Everything will be done within 2 years.
The process of costume research can sometimes be very time consuming. When you are developing an original phantasy world you know books and google won´t give you a straight answer. But the time spent always pays off. Usually I do thousand sketches before I find a design that makes me happy. I love the balance between black and white and areas with ornaments and plain ones. The symbol in the centre of his chest suggests a chakra or energy centre from the yoga literature.
After a long pause working on the script of our graphic novel, we are back to the drawing table. I know it took a long time however comics creation is much more time consuming than most people think. At the same time in terms of freedom and artistic expression it´s very personal rewarding. You don´t need a few hundred thousand dollars to explode a car and there are no producers to tell you that the main character needs a romance interest to make the story more appealing to the general public. You just need paper, a pen and an idea.
In the picture below, I´m using water-colours in a dream sequence for our next project.
The speech about Friday comics on Monday was great. Very engaging audience and interesting questions. It was my first time at Foyles and I was amazed how nice and big the bookstore is. I´m definitely coming back soon.
Basically I spoke about the comics we create and how our Brazilian background influences the stories we tell. Thank you, Nicola and Sarah from Laydeez do Comics for the opportunity.
You are all invited for a presentation about comics on the 21st January in London by David Jesus Vignolli.
As the next guest speaker at Laydeez do Comics, he will be talking about process, technique and how his background influences his storytelling.
Find out more here: http://www.laydeezdocomics.com/
Hope to see you all there!
The final chapter of The Golden Lion graphic novel begins.
Chapter 4 starts with a flashback sequence when immortal warriors try to prevent Illusion from initiating the Kali Yuga – the age of Darkness.
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