Unless I have some precise sequence or starting point in mind, which is rather uncommon, I like to start from a single image or reference. From there I try and think about the story that that particular image tells me, what kind of atmosphere it creates, what kind of mood is imbedded in it. It’s a really good practice I’ve developed for my artistic process. I love to see how things naturally evolve that way. I actually did this piece right before I left for Mexico too, so I was starting to imagine existing in a tropical climate and meditating on how that alters your state on mind.
Aidan Koch is an illustrator and comic artist from the Pacific NW.