I’m breaking the first story into storyboards now, this one is quite difficult to work with because I don’t really understand the story. Oh I read it and understand the words, but I don’t understand what the author is trying to SAY. My editor is off on a job related trip so I hope she can explain it to me when she gets back.
But even if I don’t get the story, it is still very visually written with talking trees and dark forests, love it!
In the top one see I have the rhythm/pace and reading direction wrong, have to deal with that in Sketches Round #2. And the impaled dolls on walking sticks have to move down a bit on the page, so not as to break up the text too much.
(Yes, impaled dolls, I too was a bit puzzled by this since it’s a childrens book. I love that sort of cute/scary stuff, but…yes this is where I got a bit lost, because there is no explanation why they’re part of the story. Maybe I shouldn’t focus too much on them when I draw it out.)
For this story I’m making the setting much darker than I’m used to, this will be fun to expriment with.