Nicolò Pellizzon impressed us with his mysterious submission to our artventurous issue. Now, after a short introduction, it is time to take a look behind his comics entitled 'Stolen Paintings'!
Nicolò Pellizzon was born 1985 in Italy. He studied painting in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. He nearly finished his first book of comics and illustrations, called Anatomy Lessons and his work has been featured in the Italian anthologies Teiera, Delebile and G.I.U.D.A. Next to drawing he likes swimming in dark scary lakes and reading novels by Ursula K. Le Guin and Richard Matheson.
You can also follow Nicolò on tumblr and twitter.
So here he tells how he created his comics for š! #11 'artventurous':
For example, I can write part of a scene and then stop after four words to draw something or to write a dialogue. Sometimes I begin drawing and writing at random.
Meanwhile I had about a dozen of drawings that I liked, but which had nothing to do with the thieves.
Among these was the drawing of the saint which is in the first page. It seemed to me it could be a good strong image to begin a story.
I use the same grid in multiplies of two (sometimes of three - the rigorous grid It's a way to focus only to the drawing), then I draw, inking and correct three pages at time. I begin from more difficult parts, then the campiture and in the end the details.
Thanks very much to Nicolò Pellizzon for giving this insight! Make sure to visit his website and if you don't know the story he talks about, you should probably get the artventurous š! #11. Also you should look out for his upcoming Graphic Novel Anatomy Lessons. It will be out in November published by Grrrzetic - here is the cover art: