In ‘Red walls of London’ I explored several concepts for the visual development of the characters. I imagined Constantine with different looks; firstly, designing a shredded, worm-eaten suit for him. I then dedicated myself to giving his hair a more ‘80s’ feel and, since the beginning have visualised him with a dishevelled beard.
As for his niece Gemma, I always saw her with a dark complexion, with the face of a good-natured girl but interested in esoterism, that could help Constantine to solve his problems within the story.
I knew that Chas Chandler, the taxi driver, would have a rounded figure, would be a nice person, Constantine’s confidant and right-hand man.
Something which I was very clear about from the beginning is that the villains would be hooded. Thus, it would reinforce the aura of mystery with the youthful outfits of an urban gang.
For the monster’s creation I was inspired by the mythology of ancient civilizations. The fact that this particular evil is a mummy is directly related to this interest in the archaic world.
In general, I have looked for new forms with the mixture of watercolours, coloured inks and gouache.