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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


Character Development

If you’re like me, you devour special edition DVDs like cereal. Although I’m hit and miss with the commentaries, I always make time for the behind-the-scenes documentaries after the movie.

With that in mind, I thought we’d throw some of J’s sketches up so you can see how the characters developed into their current incarnations. Some – Drew and Ted – were birthed fully formed. Others – most notably Ronnie and Jane – took a little more work.

Anyway, enjoy!


Drew and early Jane variations

More after the jump!

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