Day 107: The wild swan’s death-hymn

Melodramatic title, apologies. I’ve been stuck in bed with a stinking cold this weekend, I therefore blame all the inadequacies of this post on lemsip max.

It hasn’t been all bad, I’ve watched all the period dramas Lovefilm has to offer (a ‘tolerable’ selection) and I’ve had some time to re-draft my storyboard. I can’t pretend I’m especially happy with it, whilst the story flows over the pages a bit better now I keep spotting new things that don’t work.. I’m either satisfied with the words, or the pictures, but not both. In the original story Flossie talks to Wol about all the things she loves to do, then at the end when she realises Wol doesn’t really like doing any of this she asks him: “Wol, do you love me?”. On the following page there’s a picture of Wol jumping up to give her a big hug and Flossie says: “I love you too, Wol.” At some point I decided that neither of them would speak and the story should be told in the third person, but I think I should probably change it back because the potency of Wol’s unsaid words are lost when Flossie is also silent. Or I could just be over-thinking it..

Anyway, I am including storyboard #2 below, again it bears the disclaimer of being ‘very rough and subject to change’. This time I had a faff around with felt-tip pens, mostly because I like colouring in and think white space is boring. But a little bit because I want to use two different colour schemes to represent Flossie and Wol’s respective outlooks… arty arty yadda yaa…blues sad, oranges happy etc. But I got carried away with the grey pen and Wol is now perpetually sad, woops!

storyboard #2

 

P.S. Will try and post something pretty next time!

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5 thoughts on “Day 107: The wild swan’s death-hymn

  1. Pretty doesn’t work when you are feeling yuk but you have done wonders just still being able to progress under the circumstances of illness. It is sad sometimes when we are so close to our work we are often far too critical. I am enjoying your progress…and it is progress even if you don’t feel it at the moment.
    It is all looking good to me. Cheers and get well soon wishes

    • Thank you! In the past I’ve actually done some of my best work under the influence of a cold…probably because you’re allowed to stop worrying about the housework, the cooking, the homework etc and just have fun playing. My window of opportunity seems to have passed though, I’m much better now! Thank you for your kind wishes.

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