Sunday 15 November 2020

Nothing Lost

 Hello Reader(s)

Here we are again, another week older, and with luck a bit wiser. OOOH, and more importantly, here is Flight of Fancy's latest page.

Page 15

Well, finally a close up of our protagonist!

You probably know this already, Mr. Ghost, but I have difficulty coming up with designs for female characters.  I think it has something to do with the hair - how the heck do women style it?  What looks good, what doesn't?

I (deftly) worked around this conundrum by having our hero with really short, Mia Farrow Rosemary's Baby short short hair. I think it works... A) because I think I can draw this person page after page, but also because B) she's a pilot in the military - fashion takes a back seat to skill, discipline and all that. Problem solved!

I really like the drawing in the first panel - the outside of the field hospital. Instantly recognizable for what it is, but also interesting. Buuuut... that's just part of the story. 

This was the first hospital I drew, and while it looks really good, I got thinking that I wanted our hero still in the place where the crash took place, which is probably some base overseas where there aren't fancy hospitals like this one. And here we have another reason / example of why it is great drawing in a crappy lined paper exercise book... who cares if the image is wrong or doesn't work.  Erase it down or turn the page and get at it. No damage done! Nothing really lost!