Saturday, 3 November 2007

storyboard- pages 4-5

The slow zoom in to the island and the lighthouse continues. It's getting darker as the sun sinks below the horrizon. Pin prick stars are just visable in the sky. We zoom in further until the lighthouse door and the two figures fill the frame. The text introduces Magnus and his Grandpa.

If you compare these figures to my early posts of the character's design you can see that I've played around with the look of Magnus and Grandpa a bit more. Drawing these two so many times for the thumbnail storyboard I've eventually settled into something which is more comfortable for me to draw while also, hopefully, giving Magnus a younger look and making him more visually likable. I've also 'had the builders in' to the lighthouse and added the porch structure. I wanted something which would iron out some composition/lighhouse door design issues I was experiencing with page 5 while also giving the lighhouse more of a homely feel and also providing a focal point for the zoom in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is looking great!

I like the subtle changes you've made to the 2 characters, particularly Magnus, I agree it gives him a younger look than the earlier designs.

Also like how you slowly zoom into the island and as this is happening you give the impression of time elapsing by changing from dusk to night.

Looking forward to seeing more.