some of the crazy ass shit you will do when trying to draw the scene when your daughter dies.


some of the crazy ass shit you will do when trying to draw the scene when your daughter dies.

a- don't use the word 'die.' leave it blank and paste the letters in later from elsewhere in the page

2- draw certain panels- the panel where you touch her back to wake her in the morning- draw that on a sheet of printer paper and paste it in later. if you draw it on the bristol it might actually happen

3- work in layers and hope they fit later

4- do everything you can to not be literal. make everything mean more than one thing. if it means cluttering it with lines then you're on the right track. because you then maybe can always step back

5. leave the pencils in the photoshop file, underneath. Just in case….

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Paul Melancon said…
Tom, I can't even imagine what this process must be like. I feel like you've got to do it in some kind of Manhattan Project way, where everything gets done in separate locations so that one group doesn't know what the other is doing and can't even recognize what they're building themselves. Except you've got to divide it all up inside your own brain. Just incredibly brave, and I have to believe that it's taking you somewhere healthy and whole.
Tom Hart said…
Yeah thanks- Manhattan project, you're right. Thanks Paul

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