It is probably 2 A.M. and I am at work on my graphic novel. (Yes, I am a night owl.)
This is a photo journal of my day's work on one page of the graphic novel, "Forget Sorrow: A China Elegy." I received notes yesterday from my editor, Alane Salierno Mason, at W. W. Norton and Company.
Tools of the Trade
Drawing Table, Small Drawing Board, Script and Art on Bristol Boar
The First Panel
Working on Fourth Panel
Working on the Last Panel
My art is influenced by the flatness of Chinese folk art where the 3rd dimension is minimalized. Tomorrow I give a talk at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History so I better get to bed before 3 A.M.
There is a lot more work to be done on this page. I usually go back to add more texture, details, blacken large areas.
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