I learned about the Served Anthology of Comics about volunteer service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints and immediately knew I needed to participate!
I drew on my visual experience In Costa Rica, and my husband's story from his time in Bahia Brazil. I decided to channel my doodle style while still focusing on creating space and paying attention to the lights and shadows that come from being outside in direct sunlight.
I created the comic completely using the procreate program on the Ipad, using the brushes Murcury (for line) and Kyle's Gouache Briar Brush for the coloring. I wanted the line quality and coloring to be textured and rough to match and complement the drawing style and the story telling style.
Character doodles based on the actual volunteers.
The story telling style I used is meant to take the viewer into the story and make them feel like they experienced it themselves. The story is not set from any one view point, so reader can go through the comic several times from the perspective of each of the missionaries and understand something a little different about the experience of being confronted by an armed and confused individual because of the individual perspectives.
Examples of inking and final coloring from page 3