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. . .
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I’ve always enjoyed the pencil work that lied behind a comics final product. The art of We Make Clouds may not rival Jim Lee, but it’s a process nonetheless.
I know when I see other peoples pencils the dots can be connected. The artist’s style, intention and process can be seen layered throughout the image. Hopefully, that can be seen here as well.
Wow, we jumped a whole two places! That’s definitely exciting news, so to celebrate, here’s an early group shot of the Clouds crew:
Note the early, Simon Pegg version of Ronnie on the left.
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.
Drew and early Jane variations
More after the jump!
Steve Steiner beat us to it after a mention on the Zuda comment board for a We Make Clouds and Crocodile Man crossover, so here’s our reply!
Check out Steve Steiner’s blog for his We Make Clouds/Crocodile Man crossover and a lot more Steiner-style awesomeness. Thanks for the support, Steve!