SECOND UNIT

Phew that was another full on drawing session with 225 scans now reading in Bridge!

So all the shots with our little hero have been almost roughed out – just the back cover to do and I’m done with the first unit of directing and every other job from wardrobe to cinematography  undertaken. The thing I love about narrative illustration and particular in book format, is I get to play the whole crew.

A live film will begin visual life as a storyboard, and I suppose this is the place I like to play in. It’s got all I need with the added benefit of being both imaginative and a tangible product, so readily available on a surface of your choosing. Well enough of waxing lyrical about the virtues of illustration and back to the process of the book!

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As you can see, I’ve printed out another dummy book, this time in its swanky new portrait, classy comic format. I’m so glad I made the change.  This second dummy is not meant to be a constructed page turner, rather a way for me to come off the screen and see the layouts physically. I’ve still got a lot to do!  It’s time to put the second unit into gear and shoot the many co-stars who have to take part in Henris shenanigans (it’s a lovely word that isn’t it?  ‘Shenanigans’)  I’ll be scouring the pages to see what needs developing next, including the many handpainted backgrounds that will feature throughout. As mentioned before – those will be another loose narrative running behind the main event which will be more about the aspects of Toulouse’s possible unconscious feelings, whatever that’s supposed to mean?!

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I’m having short break from the project, whilst I work on commission work and pieces for my agents new portfolio, but I’ll be back hopefully with a full size dummy book of the finished book – well in roughs that is!