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“Late” – Thumbnails – With Notes!

Hey all,

Prepare to be humbled and astounded by Draake Herd’s latets thumbnails for Edgar and Elizabeth’s precog-agog adventure, “Late”!

Ty’s comments are below. – Rob

Could we get a little more movement and counter-balance from the figures that are in movement?  On page 2, the scenes of her sliding down the stairs, or hitting the door lock with her sword, are a little static for what the movement suggests it should be.  That means when you swing a sword, the body should adapt to the sudden shift in weight, and not feel like she’s standing still.

Something for all of us artists to keep in mind is to be aware of the where the full bleed vs the live art goes. On Ty’s layout pages from class the thing grey line aroudn the centre is the live art area. The dark line is the bleed.

Here are Ty’s thoughts on the thumbnails.

The layouts are all full bleed pages, with everything running off the pages.  I’m always wary of always going to a full bleed page, as it means there’s no chance to open up the page when you need to, if you’re ALWAYS at full bleed. (page two is the only one that seems to have “live art” panels, and it’s by far my favorite page).

With no backgrounds, it’s hard to judge the look of the final page. The sense of establish/close-up/figure panels is very nicely balanced, but the eye depends so much on the spotted blacks and background elements that I’m not sure how it will look finished up.

Could we get a little more movement and counter-balance from the figures that are in movement?  On page 2, the scenes of her sliding down the stairs, or hitting the door lock with her sword, are a little static for what the movement suggests it should be.  That means when you swing a sword, the body should adapt to the sudden shift in weight, and not feel like she’s standing still.

There’s a little more movement on the following two pages, but there’s still too much of a sense of the static, especially when we’re ultimately dealing with a dream sequence.  toss a few tilts to the horizon, and some up and down placement of the camera (though there’s a nice down shot on page 1, and some decent and playful angles on page five, the other pages have a standard camera set-up on almost every panel).

I’ve included page five with a couple of tweaks, just to show off how the page looks if you don’t draw EVERY panel out to the bleed, and include a little more of the background.

Draake has been hard at work adapting Ty’s notes and doing his constructions.  So I can’t wait to see where we’re at this Wednesday!

See you then, fellow Holmesians! – Pinc

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