In expoloration of my cartoon self, I chose an avenue of self-deprication. Physical traits I like the least have been accentuated as my character encounters minor annoyances, existential dread, and self-medication. I was interested in emulating the feel of newspaper comics, and retaining that quality of gray newsprint as the character interacts in a world of color, expressing the feeling of being a relic apart.
Left top: Self portrait texture collage Left bottom: Elton trash ephemera collage
Above: Figures and car, textures of brick and steel Below: Man explodes in his apartment, self portrait as cannon balls
Above: Monsters, greyscale Below: Monsters, colored
Above: Proto version of my cartoon self Below: Drawing exploration, filling the page
Above: Texture collection, mood board Below: Maine public domain collage