I was once going to do the art for this graphic novel. It was a science fiction story about a girl living in a very fast paced future world. I did a bunch of prep-art for it, character designs, environments, etc. The story world was interesting and coming up with visuals for it was a lot of fun.

Alas, the author never finished the script. Instead of working on this story the author wrote a completely different one which has since been published. Ah, the fickle artistic temperament.

Well, I still have my sketches for memories. Oh, what might have been…

I did this while in college. I wanted to practice my inking skills. There was no tracing and I didn’t use a brush- except for the black borders. This is only a detail; the whole thing is a lot bigger! Needless to say with all that crosshatching and stippling this illustration took a long time to complete!

But I had fun doing it and felt proud when I had finished. Though, nowadays I don’t think I’d do something as pointlessly meticulous as this. All part of the learning process I suppose…

 

Enjoy!