The all important opening scene- part 4 (final colours)

Over the last 3 weeks I’ve shown the process of developing the opening scene ofย Last Viking. I covered the first roughs, some more developed ideas, and the final pencils.

I’d gotten up to here:

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final pencils

and now this week: the final colours.

My first go wasn’t too bad- but the night-time panel wasn’t dark enough. It seemed like early morning, and Josh would (should) be asleep by then ๐Ÿ™‚ I wasn’t sure about the colours in the day-time panel either. But I liked the blur of colour from the left-hand panel across the gutter.

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The light is too bright, almost like a spotlight, or a UFO

When I had tried colours for a few pages, I started to see that sometimes it looked good if just a few things were coloured in, and other parts were left white. So I tried that. And I darkened up the night-time panel.

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The all important opening scene- part 3

Over the past two weeks I’ve shown the development for the opening scene ofย Last Viking. Here’s the first roughs, and here’s some more developed ideas.

This week I’ll show the final rough and pencil outlines, and how I got there.

I’d decided the scene would take place in Josh’s bedroom. He’d be in a cubby house with his dog at night, and there’d also be a panel on the right set in the morning.

Here’s the closest I’d got so far:

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My next experiment would be trying a more dramatic birds-eye perspective. I did some smaller thumbnails:

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a small note on the post-it wonders if Josh might yawn like a lion in the morning: to go with the phrase, "But other than those things, Josh was as brave as a lion".

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