Prologue: The Crows – The Boy with Nails for Eyes

27 03 2010
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Crow detail from 'The Boy with Nails for Eyes'

Written, illustrated and musically scored by Shaun Gardiner, ‘The Boy with Nails for Eyes’ is a highly accomplished and visually evocative piece of work that firmly retains a comic book aesthetic, while exploring new media forms of navigation. The prologue displays various themes of war, mythology, impending danger, and the spectre of industrialisation.

Gardiner’s artwork combines mixed media such as chalk, acrylic, spray paint, ink, pencils charcoals, collage and photography. The following extract from his website details the artistic process.

“In the case of The Boy with Nails for Eyes, the images are generally composed with gradual ink washes onto pencil outlines, before being detailed with acrylic, chalk, charcoal and pencil, before being scanned into Photoshop. There, it can be a case of simply adding some colour, or bringing in various photographic or digital elements, or altering the original image in some way. More often than I’d like, I have to fix mistakes in the original drawing.”

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