Eating an Elephant, part II
After the script is done, I start breaking down the pages. I do scribbles along the way, letting images come to my mind as I go through the script. With “Stiletto”, I put together a binder of 60 sheets of white paper that I did the layouts on. Every time I had an idea how to do a scene, I pulled out my mock-up of the book (seen below). As you can see, the layouts are really loose, and make no sense to anyone but me without the script.
The Devil’s Concubine I wanted a slick, crisp inking. Unfortunately, that’s not what my hand wanted. It took forever, trying to get the damn lines just right.
So I’ll let my hand decide this time.
More in part III.