December 12, 2017

Green Monk

So I’m trying to beef up my portfolio, especially in the storyboards area, cause that’s what I want to do more of. In order to do this I’ve decided to start on a comic book project that’s been bouncing around in my sketchbooks for several years now. It’s the story of young Russian Orthodox monk that wanders around a mythical Medeivel Russia fighting with a giant blade of grass.

I’m trying to decide on a style. I know I want the atmosphere to play a big role, so much so that I’m not sure I want to draw the human figures very realistically. I’m persuaded that something like Chester Brown’s Louis Riel biography would be a nice direction to take.

So here’s what I’ve been playing with lately. See if you can guess which ones I like the best.


  1. Carly Monardo says:

    Niiiiiiice! Really loving the energy in these! Plus the structures in your faces are always great!

  2. GhettoFab says:

    great range of styles on these. Im gonna say the fourth one down?

    Sounds like a fun project and look forward to seein what direction it goes

  3. there are some good drawings here, but I would recommend going with one of the more simpler styles. I am interested in storytelling here, and I think you are as well. If you want to work on a quick style that you can use for compositions I think the second or third down lend themselves the best.

  4. The first one has a great feel to it, but I’m going to guess you’re liking the 3rd one down — it’s got a little bit of a Nausicaa thing going for it, and I think that your Grass Monk story has a little Miyazaki flava.

    And if that ain’t yer favorite, it totally should be. 🙂

  5. Three and Four are definitely the direction I want to head. I’m gonna play around with both and see what happens.

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