FYI, this marks the 1 year anniversary of ‘Sects as a comic strip. I began this strip the week of Thanksgiving in 2014. I invite everyone to take a look back at the very beginning to see how things have evolved over the past year. I hope you’ll also enjoy this week’s nod to how the story began, once upon a time!
So, this is actually from back in August and I’ve just been really lax about getting it posted. Some of you might remember a previous Rick and Morty drawing of mine. I am a huge fan of the series on Adult Swim! Some of you following me on Facebook might also remember me posting an oddly random drawing of an empty kitchen too, along with a promise to explain later. Well, it’s now later! 🙂
There was a contest that I entered, did not win or place or anything, back in August… and I had the idea to draw Rick and Morty as if they had become trapped in a two-dimensional kid’s drawing on the family fridge. So, first I drew the digital kitchen that I posted on Facebook a while back. Then I used pencil, marker, and colored pencils to hand-draw the Rick and Morty piece. Both original individual illustrations are shown below:
I then combined everything into one digital image, with the small version on the fridge and the zoom/blowout to be sure people could see what was going on… Lastly, I added the dimensional portal gun to the kitchen counter. A little bit of additional contrast to the digital vs hand-drawn composition was the fact that the digital world was rendered as a three-dimensional one, while the hand-drawing was depicted as flat.
I thought this turned out pretty well, and is actually one of my favorite things from this year. Please let me know what you think. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.