One Girl Goes Hunting: Latest Artwork

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John Swogger has created brilliant new artwork for our joint project One Girl goes Hunting.

We’ve both talked before about the challenge of finding the right way of presenting the characters and the story on the page. John has done a tremendous amount of work drawing and redrawing Kat-ya and finding a way of recreating the cinematic sweep of Studio Ghibli animations on the page.

His latest images perfectly capture the Ghibli-style big skies and dynamic landscapes that first made me want to write One Girl… The action sequences look brilliant too, with John’s perfect pacing and layout drawing the reader into the story.

I could keep writing about John’s artwork, but I think you’d rather just look at it for yourselves…

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One Girl: Details and Decisions

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Can you spot the difference between John Swogger’s latest depiction of Kat-ya, and his last?

As John turns my text for One Girl Goes Hunting into images, we’ve both been prompted to ask questions of the characters and make decisions about them.

Kat-ya has been given a grass cape in the most recent drawing, in order to root her in European prehistory.

Seeing Kat-ya on the page also led to discussions of her age, appearance and attitude to the challenges that await her.

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Looking at her, I think Kat-ya’s ready to go out and meet those challenges.

Dr H

One Girl Goes Hunting: new artwork

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John Swogger has been working on the artwork for One Girl goes Hunting, developing the Studio Ghibli look we discussed at the start of the project.

 

From the colour pallette and the warmth of the images…

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To the look of the characters…

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It’s great to watch the story unfolding…

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Dr H