Friday, July 1, 2016

Post Brexit Blues

'Ello.

Welp, it happened. Brits voted to leave the EU. This week's comic for Investing.com is about some of the economic fallout of that decision.

I was asked by the crew at Investing.com to draw EU President Mario Draghi, Janet Yellen, and Shinzo Abe on horseback wearing medieval armor. Each was to be carrying a weapon (sword, bow and arrow, and mace, respectively). I was also asked to draw a large, intimidating knight standing in front of them. The knight was to be holding a British flag with the word "Brexit" on it.

Here's the layout sketch:

And here's the final:

Thoughts:

Another tough comic this week. Four characters, plus three horses. The background was relatively simple, at least. I thought it would be appropriate to draw another gray, stormy sky. At the last minute, I decided to add in a few snow flakes to reinforce the idea that for Britain (if you listen to economists), financial Winter is coming.

Overall, I think this is a decent comic (in terms of the drawing, anyway). Although, because of the large amount of work in a small window of time, I don't really feel like I made decisions on this one. It was mostly a mad dash to the finish line once again, mostly fueled by instinct and coffee. But I made it.

Until next week.

Cheers.


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