My project explores the relationship between fantasy and horror in manga, along with the connection I have with these topics. I have not always been interested in anime and manga however this fascination came into reality when I was 10 and started off watching tv series Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tale, Naruto, and there is many more that had a huge impact on my life. I know that there are people who think art is paintings in museums and big motion pictures in the cinema, but I believe manga and anime are also art as the amount of effort and imagination that goes into this is incredible and you can use traditional methods and techniques such as pen to paper and ink or digital work.
The biggest inspirations in my life for my work are Eiichiro Oda, Akira Toriyama, Yusuke Murata as they have inspired many people including myself to pursue their dreams and keep pushing to improve their works in anime and manga. I have called my project ‘The Curse of the Kelpie’. I was inspired to make a manga the traditional way though I did not have the materials so I decided to make a poster and manga through digital work with procreate software and thin and thick line art work. I also am using the same set tones and half tones used to show the mood of the comic and emotions behind the characters also.
I have been following a lot of amateur artists on deviant art and Pinterest also YouTube and watched lots of tutorials. In the long run I am going to become an illustrator and use my work to inspire others the way I have been inspired and make them feel the way I have on this journey.