Monday, January 07, 2008
Cora in production
While setting up CORA pages for production, I've been writing rules for myself much like I did while making Rose and Isabel. I'm also thinking about progression, not only in the storytelling, but also how CORA relates aesthetically to the Rose and Isabel books.
I'm planning to make CORA more refined in its look, which means creating the panels and balloons with digital tools instead of drawing them freehand. After all, Cora's story takes place 18 years after R&I so it made sense to me to reflect that in the book's presentation. Adding color was another decision to separate it from R&I.
I'm toying with tighter clean-up of the art, but I haven't decided to what level I'm going to do that. I still want to keep the art loose, spontaneous and fast. The in-progress panel above is a bit of a tighter style that I'm trying out.