I’ve been working on Automata for about the last month or so. That should mean I have a lot done but the problem is I keep drawing and then re-drawing the first two pages. I just can’t settle on anything I’m happy with and I’m starting to go a little crazy. I’ve got probably six completely different versions of these first couple of pages. I’ve tried some crazy stuff and done a few that are closer to my normal style. I thought I’d share a couple of the most recent iterations with you guys so you can see the process.
So here is the first panel of page two of Automata.
Or maybe this is the first panel of page two of Automata.
Right now I’m leaning towards option one with the snow. I want this to feel like an old movie. I want the characters to feel like actors in a black and white movie from the 40’s. I also like the Noir feel of the second one with the rain though and how gritty it feels.
I don’t know.
If you have a favorite shoot me a tweet or an email and let me know.