Welcome to the Independent Art series, Episode 7, Transition!
I’m in frenzy right now, but in an excellent way. I’ve finished 16 pages of Cottonseeds issue 3. Yay!
At the same time, I’m working on art for a mock-up of The Ash Garden cover. I’m working with publisher but nothing is firm yet. As I mentions in this post, I hope to have the book published by the end of 2018, and so far, that goal seems realistic.
So, my plate is full. I honestly don’t have the time or the brain space to write every step in my creative process this week. I’m just working in a frenzy.
There’s something more special happening this evening. Canada Day fireworks!
Around Page 11 in issue 3, the story-line speeds up and jumps between scenes. I figured new and creative ways to transition between scenes.
So, Page 11. Jail scene > Transition > Spooky forest scene where trees are actually talking, and not in cute Disney sort of way. How to do that? Well, it did take a lot of thought. I decided to punch holes through a brick wall and rip it up, slasher style.
In other words, I violated the basic laws of physics. Art is versatile like that. I love it.
And of course I went for the classic sound effect.
I wanted to upload my very first shaky cam low quality video of fireworks, but it turns out that even a low quality video file is huge, and probably won’t finish uploading until tomorrow.
So just pretend this pace has a shaky cam video of gorgeous bursting fireworks over city lights for a few minutes until my arm gave in, and I gave up.
Oooh, ahhh, pretty, so shaky…
Thanks for reading and join me next week for Episode 8.