Josephin Ritschel's Atmospheric Comics in Pencil

Posted at 12 pm on November 2, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art, Pencil Illustration

We really like the copious amounts of intricate detail in Josephin Ritschel’s comics. She uses fine pencil lines to etch in the smallest of pieces in her scenes, from the leaves on the bushes to the individual bricks of the rows of terraced houses.

The extra attention taken in drawing the roofs with their tiles and chimneys helps to flesh out worlds she creates. These places are filled with atmosphere, possibly from the use of monochrome or only one or two colours, but really nice nonetheless. It seems a fitting feeling for stories that can often be surreal or subtly macabre.

© Josephin Ritschel, 2012