Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Darkest Hour, 25-27

This week the story came rather more fluently than the last. In terms of drawing, page 25 was actually intended to look quite different from the way it does now, but as usual the perspective went spectacularly wrong and so I had to make everything much simpler to avoid the page looking utterly and completely inept. ...Yes, well. Page 26, then, is basically Talking Heads in Funny Places, but then sometimes I do need to pass on some information at short notice :-). Will be made to look right in the final version, never fear. Page 27, finally, is rather more pleasing to the eye, or so I like to think. I used pencils instead of ink, by way of experiment. I don't intend to start pencilling the storyboard from now on. It's just that I have been thinking about rendered pencils for the final version of The Darkest Hour, and I used this page as a kind of try-out. It doesn't have any backgrounds or anything, but it does allow me to assess what clean pencils might look like scanned, and what the contrast can be like.

Please let me know what you think!

As usual, click for readable pages :-).

1 comment:

Cecilia said...

I'm unforgivably late with reading your comic, sorry! Btw, I read on you other blog that you're leaving for Himalaya: have a nice journey! I envy you a bit :-P Not that I'm in a physical shape that would allow me to climb the Himalaya (or even a hill), but I do like the idea so much!

As for TDH, page 27 is so nice! I like the concept of a pencilled split page with the last meeting of the lovers (tears).