Study for Crucible

This week’s Illustration Friday theme is “Superstition”, so I began a study for the cover of a hypothetical graphic novel of The Crucible. It started as business card sketches, but this is a study executed in pencil and marker in my Moleskine. I’m not sure the costume is from the right era, but I am fond of the poppet and may make one.

This is a thumbnail image of the projected cover (the reason for the flared skirt). I’d like to try finishing this off, some day, with a woodcut effect and era-appropriate lettering.

Thumbnail cover

One thought on “Superstition

  1. Ireally like this, it made me think of The Scarlet Letter. Wonderful use of tone. I’ll look back and checkout some more work I think.

    As a wannabe cartoonist I hope this does make it as a graphic novel. I could imagine it in a Posy Simmonds text and comics style.

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