Lumen is a story about a young woman that creates light technology to study forest spirits. This is a sci-fi graphic novel that explores the ideas of environmental change and how we are going to react to our future.
I like to pull my inspiration from other pop culture references. Netflix, Prime Video, graphic novels, and Instagram artists are huge resources for inspiration. I want this comic to have an 80’s neon nightlife feel, but with modern technology.
Color and Ink
I like working with simple color pallets. Ideally, I only want three colors in each panel, but some call for more. The inking process becomes a key step in this style as the blacks help convince the reader that this is taking place at night.
I look at a lot of lifestyle photography for inspiration, but when I can, I take my own photos for references. I enjoy working with models and setting scenes for photo shoots.