A collection of pages from my Moleskine sketchbook. My purpose and direction is to fully fill every inch of the page without using foresight or preparation; automatic drawing if you will. Many pages were designed to be rotated to gain a different perspective or see something that was otherwise not able to be seen.
Roughly a quarter of the way into my book I started using photographs of models as a foundation for composition, but would abstractify the photo reference so far that it was completely unrecognizable. Once I have a photo I want use, I make a light line drawing of it in my sketchbook page with pencil, line out my free-flowing ideas using a ZEBRA F-301 pen, and then render the page in FABER-CASTELL Artist Pen (XS-B).
The idea to use "Akira" as my book name came from the realization that my pages took on the quality of the Tetsuo blob-mass thing at the movie's end without ever meaning to. Without any other good ideas for a title, it seemed appropriate to name it such.
Photo reference: Posespace.com
Tools: Moleskin Volant Large Plain Notebook, Zebra F-301, FABER_CASTELL Artsit Pen Black (XS-B)