Final Countdown – part 2

Hello, everyone!  I am continuing to work on my final project, and now I would like to share with you the frames for the video portion of my narrative:

Because I don’t have the time or skill-set to do a fully animated sequence, this portion will feature just these frames edited together with sound in my video-editing software. I am currently in the process of recording dialogue and sound effects for the video, which will help to bring the frames to life.

The overall style of the frames has a fairly heavy anime-like influence to it; this style has pretty much been present in my artwork quite literally for years–since grade school, when I was first properly introduced to anime and manga. It’s most present in the very last frame, with the protagonist’s look of determination to pursue the creature who took her book, and in the second-to-last frame in the second set, with the more cartoonish, heavily simplified version of both the protagonist and the creature clinging to her book.

Just like with the cover design of the story, all of the images are colored in with pencil (although the image of the creature charging after the protagonist and her book will include background details drawn in in Autodesk Sketchbook), cropped using the photo editor function on my computer, and then I adjusted the lighting and saturation levels in MediBang.

The video portion of the narrative will serve to illustrate the catalyst of the rest of the story–the girl losing her book and her quest to get it back from the little creature. It will feature audio clips I found from freesound.org, royalty-free music I downloaded from filmstro.com, and lines I recorded myself on my computer, all of which will be edited together in Audacity.

I look forward to sharing it all with you, tomorrow.

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