Carl Mefferd

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Waking Dreams & Other Adventures

I approached my thesis with the belief that quantity leads to quality.  Rather than focusing on a small and high polished body of work, I strove to reach a high page count and improve my skills through practice and experience.  Over the course of each series the quality of art and story changes noticeably.

The work here is comprised of three separate series: UnstoppableDoctor Atlantis, and the primary story, Waking Dreams.  Each has some element of fantasy in them, whether it’s semi-historical, myth-based or free-form.  All of the stories are serialized adventures focused on strong characters, strange places and dynamic action.

Most of the pages were inked with a 8404 Raphael Sable brush.  For the pencils I initially drew at a small scale, scanned, then printed larger versions and traced them with blue lead for the finished pencils.

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