Sunday 20 December 2020

(Unseen) Truths

 Hello Reader(s). Yep, trying to get back on schedule, which means it's time for...

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Well, this page went pretty well.  I was in a groove coming off the previous pages. Somehow (unlike the more recently completed ones), I had a clear idea of what I wanted to show and what needed to happen, so this page came together pretty quickly.

Perhaps in future posts I'll talk about running around - not knowing what to draw or how to proceed.

In the first panel you've got that really flat perspective of the neighbourhood. I think of Chris Ware's comics (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth) when I draw small, highly detailed places with flat perspectives. Yes, IG, when I ink this I'll have to try to make it nearly as clean as Mr. Ware's work. Well, yes, cleaned up and "inked", but no, I think my lines would not be perfect and ruler line straight.

Those middle panels are good (the hands were pretty tough to draw - needed reference for them!). I like the notion that Fancy's own Mom might be voicing negative comments a reader might make about our protagonist's haircut.

And the last panel. I like how it is pulled out some to reveal the pretty empty place and the lie that is floated to Mom. Fancy's pose communicates her comfort in the environment, but perhaps some sadness and resignation too.