This is the third post in my Purist 2 series, a “progress comic” exploring new ways to put lines on paper. Well, technically it’s rather traditional in that it’s all mechanical pencil on low-pulp paper, but I wanted to think a bit out of the box and not just have right-angle and parallel lines for a starting point. I also tried to not think vey much at all besides.
I soured on the results of Stage 2, so I regressed to the results of the first, constructive stage. Picking the major lines I wanted to stick with for the grid, I then decided to do subdivisions of the larger areas formed by those lines. After all, this will in time be the template for comic pages, and partitioning will come in handy.
Apart from that pragmatic reasoning (which might really be rationalising), this crystallised Stage 1 for me, and I like the results very much. I wanted asymmetry, well I got it; the final results in this stage almost look non-euclidian (in the lovecraftian sense).
PURIST-2_3-Subdivide is a PDF freely available for download until I decide differently. You can find Stage 1—Construct here, and Stage 2—Mutate here. Stage 4 is published tomorrow, and Stage 5 the day after that.