I woorked on the moon transition, from cloud-covered, to the face emerging. Â This is done with black, white and gray acrylics. Though my plan has been this comic will be one image per page, Â I’m thinking it’s too much to stretch this over several pages, so I will do a panel page for the transition.
Not sure of the composition yet…. Â maybe a more conventional grid. Â Also, I had to flip the second panel because the direction of the cloud movement was wrong:
I am finding that thumbnailing is inadequate for this project. Â In order to sense if I am telling the story with the right rhythm, I feel like I need to see how the page turns will really work.
Then I print up the pages with the right layout… trim and tape them together to create a little mock-up of the first “chapter” of the story:
Better to work this out in advance than after I have drawn “final” pages… some of the sight-line angles of the shot-reverse shot-type pages between the baby and the moon/roofline would be affected if I have to move things around (and I want to avoid the same direction diagonals on facing pages).
Next, I’ll start roughing out these changed pages and see how it works….