I am rising from the ashes of my shame from last post's failure to document my art process. But today! Today is a new day (she says 8 minutes to midnight).
This next spread I am about to share is the last one I have for the intro of my comic. It also leads into the where's waldo style map I did a while ago.
This is what I started out with. As you can tell by the many empty spots and panels, I had a lot up in the air about this page.
I needed pictures from my family's actual photo album to put in the drawn one. The three panels at the bottom were reserved for one of the Key West locals I interviewed, to give a hint of the interesting stories to come in future pages. I had to figure out how to deliver the story I had in mind in three panels. That was a bit of a challenge.
Okay, things start to come together in the pencils. If you take a trip with me to the right page, bottom right corner, you'll notice none of the characters have shoes! Do I have a secret vendetta against footwear? No, I'm just a lazy, lazy girl and some things I can't be bothered to draw more than once.
If you look way back to my thumbnails , I think this spread changed the most. Whereas the other pages, I had a very clear idea of what I wanted them to look like this page kind of tripped me up for a bit. But I think now that it's done, it may be one of my favorites. Interesting how that happens.
Drawn To Key West is a comic about the story of Key West told by the people of Key West, focusing mostly on the lives of the Mallory Square street performers.
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