Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Page 1

Here's the first page. I had to re-draw the first couple of panels, my initial attempt was pretty awful due to so much time away from the board. But happy enough with this attempt, looks a bit closer to the version in my mind's eye.

9 comments:

Stephen Thompson said...

That's great, particularly like the lack of spotted blacks on the first two panels, really pushes them back into the distance. Also the general cinematic 'swoop' effect as we close in on the soldiers is very effective.

Stephen Mooney said...

Thanks Thompson. That's exactly the effect I was going for.

Will Sliney said...

You can totally tell that page was written by the artist. Lovely little extablishing pg. Lovely mood

Stephen Mooney said...

Cheers Will! Appreciate that.

Declan Shalvey said...

Looks great man. Really sets a good mood and page, all while introducing the environment. Great start!

Stephen Mooney said...

Thanks Dec!

galvinator said...

hey hey hey! Cool man, looks class. Kind of like a live action board, not your usual graphic novel opener. Keep it goin!

Stephen Mooney said...

Cheers Tom. Yeah, I guess that's deliberate, want the book to feel pretty cinematic and 'filmic'. The wide panels probably lend themselves to that tone too, almost 'letterbox'format.

jacintha said...

I love the cinematic feel of this page, it pulls you in and makes me want to turn the page to see what's gonna happen. I guessing that's a good thing!