Tuesday, December 19, 2006
"Reader, I pencilled him."
I've just had an email to tell me that I'll be pencilling a 144 page comics adaptation/ graphic novel version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Going to the Birmingham Comics Show was worth it, after all, then, as my own mysterious benefactor met me at the con. This means I am now a proper, professional artist. This also means I can give up my crappy day job. This also means I'll be spending my Christmas researching mid-19th century clothes and practising drawing horses, oh, and reading the source material. Still, that beats watching Noel's Christmas Video Family Accidents on Boxing Day Morning. I'm quite chuffed. I reckon it'll take me at least half an hour before reverting to my natural state of 'slightly pissed off'.
The picture above is my prelim of Thornfield Hall. The video below didn't help me at all in my research: