It all began with what I call ‘the Cafe Scene.’ I solved one problem– that of the main character meeting Hasan and Raghda– by having her apartment be over a cafe. And I opened up another problem: I can’t draw architecture.
And so it goes. Adding colour to the scene did help to bring it together but without adequete experience drawing interiors, or even people sitting in chairs, it looks wonky and unsatisfying.
The problem isn’t limited to interiors either! Chapter five requires an establishing shot at a university. This is the current draft for that panel:
And so it goes. I’m reading about sketching architecture, as well as learning to use 3D modeling programs so I can build my own reference material.
It’s quite a journey!