After a break of a few months, I decided to change the focus of this site. Let me tell you how it goes.
From now on, Nuno Neves Store’s main topic will be my ongoing graphic novel CHRONOS, which panels you can easily find on a page listed on the menu. Panels will be posted there while behind the scenes features will be posted here, in the blog section.
In parallel motion you will find the cartoon FLOWERS, also with its own page listed on the menu. Humor there is caustic, but true.
There is also a page gallery with my illustrations, some of them from commissions. In case you are interested in commissioning illustrations from me, fell free to get in contact, either by the form on this site, email or phone call.
I will keep posting, now and then, opinion articles and perhaps some very short stories. The categories of the posts are listed at the end of each page, so you can easily find whatever you feel in the mood to read.
See you around!
Synthesis and flat colors. Easier reading. Let’s hope I won’t get bored.
I do this plenty of times. No wonder things don’t get done. The graphic novel is back to square one. Page one, taking it literally. The reason? Same as usual. Boredom. Getting fed up with the slowness of the technique.
As I mentioned plenty of times in my videos, I want to draw fast. The purpose is to shorten the time between the idea and its concretion, keeping emotion and spontaneity as vivid as possible. When writing, phrases come to our mind and gain existence immediately, with concepts presented as they are written or pronounced. Corrections can be made, but the connection to the final result is pretty much straightforward. I want to achieve the same process while drawing. Otherwise I get bored.
I’m back to pages with less and bigger drawings. This time they will be even more simplified. More synthesis and expression and less realism. I will not watercolor the drawings and that allows me to use markers instead of the paintbrush for blotting shadows and volume, particularly in small areas. Colors will be added digitally, using the paint bucket. The final result might be clearer and more expressive drawings, perhaps a bit cartoonish.
Will it work?