Let me explain myself, the 'anything' I'm referring to is a hook, a familiarity, something to pull you in that hides behind the composition. As a sketch 'Domino Effect' is just a basic set of poses, the title helps conjure up the image of a line of dominos falling but the sketch stops there. It lacks anything in particular and that's why it remained a sketch and nothing else.
I've learned a lot since then, over the period 2010-2015 out when the conforming, in came the chaotic and it worked a whole lot better.
EVERYTHINGNow take a look at the images above and to the left, these are pages from the sketchbooks between 2019-22. Very different, more chaotic, more energy and movement as I try to nail a joke or pin an image on a title. There is less reliance on composition, more on storytelling, complexity and visual punch but with the addition of accuracy.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR TITLES FROM?
A common question and the easy answer is obsessive title hoarding. Above is a 'titles' page from the sketchbooks, quite often you will find two or three pages like this in a row as I bang down title after title following the avenues of my mind as it slowly unwinds down twisty little mental paths. It's probably not conventional but as you can see, I'm never short of titles!