Sunday, September 9, 2012
Charles Eubanks - Big Bad Wolf
Here once again is a page from my Three Little Brachiosaurs retelling of the Three little Pigs, which you may remember from the Year In Review topic. The top sketch was from the quarter-size dummy I first created to work out my composition. As you can see, I made quite a few staging changes in the final version. I also decided to rotate the page, so the reader would rotate the entire book and see a tall, vertical two-page spread. (The rest of the book is a horizontal layout.) My thinking was that this would emphasize the villain's fury and dominance, yet also foreshadow his vulnerability. It's the climax of the story, so I felt it was important to thoroughly set him up for his big fall.