Sunday, 20 January 2008
The villain of the piece.
Finally I have a finished first draft of the new lighthouse story which I am relatively happy with. I have to redraft and also get my US agents comments but I can now start getting into the visuals.
For anyone who is keeping track (and I wouldn't blame you if you were losing interest) the lighthouse now has more of a background role in the story. It has it's uses as a location but the focal point to the story has shifted (and very rightly so) more to the protagonist Victor (bye Magnus...) and the Villain of the piece... the horrible, greedy old octopus. I did some rough sketches over xmas and the piece posted here is my first working up of those very rough ideas. I'm a little worried that this octopus might well be too scary for younger readers (possibly too toothy) so I think I need to play up the greedy qualities that bit more with the next sketch.