Name: Sean Forney
Statement: Scarlet Huntress is a character that I co-created with my wife Stephanie in 2003. Scarlet has made several appearances in her own comic book series, comic book anthologies, and role playing game guides. This piece is a one-page narrative that follows Scarlet Huntress on her short journey from her home to a convention. Scarlet is a strong female comic character who lives in Columbus, Ohio. She struggled as a young woman to find her own path, and then found out that she is a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood and has a long family lineage of fighting malicious forces. After the death of her mother Scarlet was forced to decide whether she would pick-up the family mantle and become the next huntress, or leave her family behind and follow her own path. As a comic book artist and illustrator I am influenced by the comic books and comic book artists that I grew up with and admired. I learned to draw from comic books, drawing images of my favorite characters from a young age and leading me to pursue a career in the comic book industry. I have worked on a number of comic, cartoon, and children's books, commercial art, and related projects since graduating from Bowling Green State University. I created this piece as I do most of my illustration projects, with thumbnail sketches, working out the story, poses, and perspective until I had a clear idea. From there I started the drawings digitally to finalize the layout, printed my digital sketches, and finished the drawings in pencil and ink. Lastly, I scanned the drawings and then colored and painted them digitally to create the final piece. This artwork embodies my passion for comics, narrative storytelling, a mix of new and old mediums, and the love for our favorite local comic super-heroine.
D pod Second Floor near skybridge
400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Pencil, Ink and Digital Art
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