Well, for those of you who remember, I resolved to post every day’s work in my progress on this project. Last post was over a month ago. I didn’t stop posting…. I stopped working.
I guess that’s one thing about posting as you go, you have to reveal the embarrassing lapses in work habits. Not that I was blocked or anything, just one thing or another got in the way, most of it unavoidable… FOR NEARLY SIX WEEKS!
I was doing so well, too…
Getting back into it is really hard. Especially since this is kind of an experimental project for me. But, enough complaining. I dug up the sketches, and photo reference and stuff I had left lying around (to be covered over by the sifting sands of time)… and at least noodled around and did some sketches and thumbnails.
Had to remember how I am going to draw my protagonist, at various ages…. Fiddling around with her intense expression when she’s at work on her invention. And (earlier) the scene where she is kissed on a park bench. Plus more baby and young-girl looking at the moon faces, and playing around with moon expressions.
And thumbnailing out the first chapter. I actually find thumbnailing this one-image-per-page layout very challenging, trying to envision the spreads. Also, thinking now that maybe I will actually break my one-image-per-page rule when needed. For instance in the sequence where the face gradually appears on the moon.