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  • Writer's pictureFrenchy Valentin

Train of Thought - Dev Log 02

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

The work of Story Beats can be a long process filled with redrawing and tweaking, as I have learned through many stories that it is the natural method for production. I originally started with a lot of thumbnail sketches, noting anything that may be of interest to draw or add in addition to what I had already done.

A majority of the time a lot of the initial drawings are in fact never used, as revisions and tweaks are done throughout the production of any project. Once I have found some thumbnails worth enlarging I begin sketching a slightly more detailed version. Inking if I need to see the details of the perspective lines and objects clearly.

Once that is been down I use photos like these as base layers to create more detailed storyboards with proper perspective lines. Adding any interesting tweaks along the way such as shifting the perspective into a slight spiral for this bottom beat.

It can be a painstaking process, but I find it incredibly worthwhile in order to get the best ideas across to the team. For example, sometimes concept scenery is necessary to explain an idea of what is happening, as this small bonding moment between two characters.

No matter the end results, as long as the narrative is compelling enough I have faith in my team being able to bring this project to fruition. For now, I continue my story beat process and will check-in on group progress later today.


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