Friday, December 05, 2008

the story

I think it is more common that you start with a story - and then make the illustrations. I on the other hand start with the characters, think about who they are, see them in a context - and then make the story! To develop the scenes and the story I print the figures really small on a paper. I cut them out and glue them in my little moleskin.


...like this. I then continue on the figures. Sometimes I just test some visual ideas, sometimes I try to develop the characters or a relationship between them.


I use my yellow book (A4) for sketching the story I discover along the way.

Then I might go from the story back to the moleskin to test a scene. By now I'm more or less halfway through the story and I think I know where it is heading. I can revel this much: it's about a blue boy called Felix.

Tomorrow I'm going to Sweden for a week. (But I will still be here) Have a nice weekend!

4 comments:

aimee said...

i love your posts on process! so interesting to see what sparks your mind and how you create your path to the final piece. there's no single right way to write a story, and your way sounds just great to me :)

enjoy your trip to sweden!

Veja cecilia said...

Alexandra, var du på julmarknaden idag? Jag vet ju inte hur du ser ut men jag fick en känsla utav att det var dig jag hejade på...

Marie-Louise said...

det där blir så bra

Esti said...

It's so good to see your process; and also i can't help but comparing to mine. Sometimes I write the story first, but most of the times I write the story after the characters. I think I'm not that good at illustrating, ha, ha...
I want to read your story!