Storyboard Assignment: Symbolism

It’s been a while since I’ve posted storyboards. Let’s fix that.

This assignment was a fun one. The idea is to use symbols and visual metaphors to foreshadow elements of the story and drive the plot forward. Flagg suggested a few extra elements and to watch Lair of the White Worm.

I decided to use a Brian De Palma kind of set-up for this one. After the last image I’ll tell you what the metaphor used was.

I hope you enjoy it.

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So… the idea was “Fly gets eaten by a spider”. Read it back and if I did it right, you’ll see the hints about that.

Note: The tattoo on her neck is the symbol of the black widow, if you didn’t catch that one.

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Painted nonsense

First off, I did a little painted exercise, something simple, just some doggies, based on a picture:

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Here’s a little Joker thing I did last year, but just cleaned up now. It was done in ink and markers, but I added some screentones and noise in Photoshop after losing some of the nice marker textures while doing the cleanup:

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This beast took me forever and I decided to abandon it, as I didn’t get to use it in the comic or as a proper print (I discovered I suck at making webs). It’s loosely based on The Weaver from China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, but I switched the baby arms and face for a… whatever it is I did with it in the end.

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