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Pencils to Pixels: Screen 2

The second screen was reworked a lot mostly to get the humor and dialogue right. Early on, the first penciled, inked, and greyed artwork for screen 2 had Drew interacting with Camilla instead of Priya. The last panel was also re-drawn several times to match alternate endings, all of which were designed to define Ted’s character and his dynamic with Drew.

It’s also funny (to me) to compare the pencils to the final product and see the cut n’ paste Vantacor on the wall, as well as the pasted Priya. The screen 2 layout (below) has several differences compared to the screen 2 shown on Zuda. Namely, Drew still has his plant. . .

We Make Clouds, screen 2

Getting Ronnie Right

Ronnie was the most difficult character to nail. There are so many stereotypical ways to portray the office geek and it’s extremely tempting to go down the Comic Book Guy/Milton route.
But we wanted something a little more normal. Here’s how J got to the real Ronnie…
Bearded and balding. A good look but not quite Ronnie.

Bearded and balding. A good look but not quite Ronnie.

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