Work in Progress images for a sequence based on a short story by Ethan Coen called ‘Destiny’
This project has changed quit a bit from what I originally intended - At first, I wanted to do a set of images of ‘in the ring’ events, and then a set of images based on all the stuff that happens outside. I wanted them to reflect each other, in a way. But then after many, many, many different tutorials and trying to explain the project again and again to different people who don’t know the story, I thought it perhaps best to stick to the in-ring bits. That, and the in-ring bits are more fun to draw, seem a bit more striking? This way, if they’re to be shown in our end of year show, hopefully the audience will understand/get what’s going on more than what they would if they saw images of motels and a man with a tube up his nose.
Now I’m trying to work out compositions and sizes, as well as a sequence. Before, all my images were just in square boxes - trying to vary it more now, with different box sizes. A few suggestions I’ve received from tutors were to make them be a series of panels. Not sure how I feel about that, as I wasn’t looking to do a graphic novel per se. But, here’s a look at how the images could interact with each other. Any feedback would be terrific. This project has given me such a headache, talking to so many different tutors and having so many conflicting ideas (I know they’re supposed to give different viewpoints, but none of them have agreed with each other), that I feel I’ve done 10 rounds myself!
These are roughs, to work out compositions and sizing etc. Really need to get a move on!