Of the set, the first part is a smaller project, which was an exercise in black and white work, with a creepy Halloween vibe.
The brief went something like this:
Take a vertical sheet of A4 paper and leave the middle third of it blank. On the left hand side use more white on black and on the right hand side use more black on white. Shapes on each side should complement but not repeat each other, because this is to be an illustration foremost and not a pattern.
Everything starts with a sketch. So here is the initial idea in pencil.
From these tests, it was clear that in order to get consistent black and white contrast, I was going to need to use nib ink.