I know, it’s overkill, a second preview. Why not just the finished page? What’s my excuse this time?
No excuse, I just wanted to show the steps I take to make a single page. Think of it as a behind-the-scenes-look. It’s nothing spectacular, and it’s the stuff you skip on a dvd, but I think it’s worth it… and yes, I’m shamelessly stealing hat time-old phrase from our good friends over at L’Oreal.
This is pretty much the finished product by the way… all I need to do now is throw some colours onto the page and some exposition and dialogue and it’s ready to be read.
I’m starting to work in some of the stranger bits and pieces of Saturn’s society. I might actually have to work in more exposition than I wanted to use in the first place. I’m still adjusting to the long form format I guess. How do you keep the story going while throwing in tidbits of information about the background characters? Right now I’m leaving a whole lot of stuff up to you the reader. The personal connections between characters are somewhat fleshed out, but the nuances are up for grabs. Also by keeping the story in motion, I’ve noticed that it might take a while for certain characters to return to the pages to explore further. I have a whole lot of story, but not enough space to tell that story in… or rather, I’m opting to keep the main story running, while the stuff that stuff that defines the background gets relegated to a second place. I’m in serious need of some good clean feedback.