|Black and white|
The sad aspect of this story is however that she is always invisible and she doesnt understand why, she can never comunicate to anybody.
I chose to use a white paint wash on top of the photos, for the places she is in the photos and then drew parts of her in with black biro not shading her in but just drawing out line, to create her translucent look.
I wasnt very precious with placing the paint as I wanted it to be quite expressive and rough. There were points were I flicked, splashed and blew paint. That part was quite fun :) also enjoyed tearing up the photos :) I chose to tear and not cut out the photos to help keep it looking rough and expressive,so that it expresses the girl's inner frustration and anger with her situation.
The font is also hand drawn with emphasis made on certain words.
I did some intial sketches of the character, to get her looking how I wanted her to look:
I wanted her to be a black girl with a big afro, sorta like mine. To have a little of myself in the work :). I bet ur wondering why she is invisible. Maybe your not, or maybe youve already figured it out. lets just say Ill explain it to you in my next post. Where the whole zine hopefully will be.