Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This page stayed pretty true to the storyboard, but I think the idea for this page actually came pretty late in the planning stages of the story. For the longest time I didn't know exactly how I would progress past page 4, I knew what I wanted to get out of the chapter and how it would wrap up, but I didn't really know what was going to go in between page 9 and 4.
Of course, these pages had to illustrate Mirai's predicament in the forest and bring the zombie, the shark, and the bear together to show how these creatures change Mirai. The tricky part was trying to convey alot of action and suspense in three pages.
This event is scheduled to be more fleshed out a little later in the story, this version of the story was meant to meant to create a lot of questions and uncertainty as to what exactly happened leading up to Mirai become the Zombie Shark Bear.
So, this page was pretty tricky and went through more than one draft. The reason for this was because of the amount of information that needed to be fit into just this one page. I had to convey that Mirai was in the situation that she was in because of information she got from her two underlings even if we're not exactly sure what they're saying (and it's implied there may be some sinister intentions). From here we needed to show that Mirai took it upon herself to investigate the information she receieved alone, and that she has gone off into an unknown wilderness.
The last panel illustrates that this was a bad idea, and provides anticipation for the pages to come.
I'm really happy with the way the page turned out and it's obvious it stays pretty close to the final storyboard, which was nice. It took a lot of polish, but I think it was well worth it.