I like to drop in on Yakface from time to time just to see what you've done with your photonovel. Yakface is probably the only SW site I visit anymore. I appreciate your dedication to the genre and the art of photonovels. I from experience how back-breaking they can be. It can be compared to being: writer, director, producer, make-up, lighting, actor, set builder, editor, etc. of a movie.
Jason thanks for swinging by here still. I wish you'd do that more often.
Yep they are really back breaking as you are very well aware. So much crap goes into these things, LOL.
jlw515 wrote:As always I LOVE your dioramas. I'm always trying to figure out how you made stuff. You did a great job of mixing parts for the dios and action figures - saw some GIJoe parts mixed in there! I really liked the color scheme also. SW tends to have a lot of blues and greys. So, the orange theme brought a nice warmth to the desolation.
Appreciate it, the dioramas are about the most time consuming thing now. I've discovered though that if I make a modular "base" for an environment and put a lot of effort into it, I can get a lot of use out of it. It was probably the Dathomir part of the story that I first tried that a couple years ago. And yep, some Joe stuff can come in handy.
jlw515 wrote:It's been mentioned by others, but you do a great job of posing the figures for action shots. My favorite one from this chapter is of the Stormtroopers with the foreground trooper pointing his left hand. It's got an almost 3-D look to it. Plus you get the feeling that the far-most Trooper is climbing/stepping over some kind of debris.
Thanks - adding depth to the pictures can really make a difference for a reader, and it makes the overall experience that much better. It can be challenge because with these I'm working in a pretty confined space and I try not to use many digital elements.
jlw515 wrote:I did read one person's comment about not being able to read the top line of your crawl. I've mentioned this a few times in the past. I'm sure you're using the SW crawl creator page, but the angle is just not right for a flat image. It works if the text is actually "crawling" where you get a closer angle at the bottom, but for a flat text it has always been difficult for me to read. At this point in your series, I'm not sure if you even want to mess with it, but a less steep angle would definitely help.
I''ll probably end up making a change soon, for the next chapter. I need to do better on that front for sure.
jlw515 wrote:Oh, and before I finish; great lighting and photoshop effects also! Not too dark, not too bright! Great work.
Thank you! I find lighting elements to be very challenging. I never feel like I can get it quite right!