A Little Sketching – March 2, 2017

This week I started working on a new page for Weblinks. I have the whole chapter (currently in chapter (a.k.a. Bite) 5 of the story) done in rough sketches, but when I got to this page, I didn’t really like the layout I had for it. It was time to re-envision the page.

So I did.

You can see the new rough sketch in light green. The black on top is my new rough pencil layer.

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Weblinks – Bite 5, page 7 (incomplete) – copyright 2018 Dawn Blair

You can see that rough sketches are really rough. They are never pretty. In fact, sometimes when I come back to them after an interlude (boy, that’s a  nice way of saying that I haven’t gotten to it for several months to a year!), I wonder what point I was trying to get across.

I also have a lot of dialog on the page and it’s not yet in its final placement. But I have it there to give me an idea of how much space I will need.

It’s kind of challenging figuring out how to draw pages when you have two characters sitting in a cafe having a moderately intense conversation that if they got too loud everyone else around them would think they were crazy.  This might not have been the best scene to place them in, but when I wrote the chapter I wasn’t thinking about the challenges involved in drawing the scene. I’m such a green graphic novelist!

I would love to point you all in the direction to read Weblinks if you wanted to start from the beginning and get caught up. I hope to post the previous page to this one next week. However, due to my continuing challenges over my domain names, I don’t know if I’ll have a site to point people to. (Oh ye of little faith!). Time to get my other site up and running. I think this weekend I’ll be hard at work on that. “Yeah, I didn’t have any other projects that need to be worked on right now, ” I say with heavy sarcasm.

At least I have my blog. (grin)

 

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