The third page has been moving along quite briskly. It helps that it's just one big scene with lots of little details but it also helps that I've figured out the best way to incorporate the layers into the design so that I'm not accidentally moving pieces about when I don't mean to. There's a layer for the page layout, a layer for the scanned pencils, a layer for the frames, a layer for the text, . . . believe me, there are a lot of layers.
In this image you can see how I've decided to add in the shadow of our hanging guy on the back wall. Because the shadow is being cast by the headlights and flashers of the police car there will be multiple shadows so I've set the scene up accordingly. It's not three guys hanging and we only see one, it's just the way shadows are created when you have a number of different light sources at different locations. Somebody will probably point out that my placement is wrong and I'm fine with that, but it's still too cold here to go out to garage and hang someone just to get it right.
Anyway, in this next image you can see that I've added in a little more color. The pinkish shade of the freezer is caused by the police flashers. I didn't want it to be a bright red so I changed the opacity a bit but I may still decide to change that again once the whole scene is put together. I figure the one thing that says something about this guy is his push mower. He seems to have been a man of simple needs, which you'll understand more as the story proceeds. I wonder if I should bother adding the shadow behind it, or is that getting too detailed again.
I've also added a little color to the text boxes and the garage floor, which looks almost pristine in its lack of oil spots or tire treads. This guy keeps a fairly clean garage. We may need to mess it up a little. I'm also not entirely sold on my color choice for the title. I want it to stand out but this seems a bit garish. I guess I'll make that decision as I finish up the page and get everything else in place. Once the shadows and highlights are all added in the yellow may be necessary.
That's it for this post. By the time I get the next post up I should be pretty much finished this page and we can discuss the assortment of odds and ends on the shelves. Feel free to leave comments or just say hello, either here or on one of the locations I post to. Be back soon.