Monday 14 December 2020

Flat Perpective, Stable Content

Dang, last week totally got away from me.  Sorry for not posting, the puppy ate my time. But, here you go!

Page 18

I like comic book pages that have nice clean establishing shots, sort of like the top panel here.  It creates a distinct division from the previous page and also establishes time. Not a bad 1st panel. I can even imagine the final colours - that bright winter blue sky reflected in the windows, super white snow, browns, grey stick-trees, again, best not really considered till... no... when... no... if, IF I get the story roughed out. 

I did the 2nd panel on the fly - I hadn't thought ahead about names of companies who do pilot training, nor did I think about what their brochures might look like or even what sorts of planes should be on the front, I just whipped it off.  Looks ok. Might change it later.

Ah, and that bottom word bubble that goes between the 2nd and 3rd panels, great for suggesting off screen dialogue, then picking up who is saying it.

Now that I look at it and consider other pages, it is funny that at times I do dynamic panels with interesting perspective, and sometimes the perspective is so flat it is almost orthographic, like in the bottom panel. Don't ask me why, I'm just a crazy guy. But technically, I guess the really flat perspective makes the images look calmer, more solid, which works for the content.

1 comment:

  1. I think you've touched on one of the major reasons that I have always loved comics/graphic novels.

    For me, it's always been about the art. Art comes waaaaay before story for me. I love the different styles of the comics artists and I always have a current favourite.

    One of the keys of comics art is , of course, the individual style. Comics have all kinds of styles and they all have their unique strengths. But beyond style, there's the perspective of each artist, how they tell the story.

    There are a MILLION ways to tell any story in a visual medium and the way each artist chooses to tell the story really interesting.

    The way you're telling this story is amazing to me. You're using almost no visual references at all - this is all coming directly out of your head! And that makes this very personal and we're getting to see the world the way you see it.

    VERY interesting!

    Illustrated Ghost


Thanks for your input!