This week is the fourth deadline of the Hobbit project, I kind of feel guilty for not having updated on my progress at all, the reason? there's almost no progress but I'm on the way, it's taking quite some time because so far instead of the usual natural flow I'm kind of hitting against a wall, going through all the dead ends of failed ideas before getting to the right track, but I'll end up in the right track if only due to stubbornness.
After rereading the book I ended up with a pretty huge list of scenes, probably my punishment for my evil thoughts when I saw my 2 partners in crime having problems to edit their lists down to 14; here's mine, a huge 28 *blush* BUT as you can see I'm already working on editing it down and the final choices will be made after some sketches, then I'll be able to base the decision both on preference of the feeling I had when reading the book AND how well I can make it work on paper.
Once I decided to stop trying to downsize that list and just start doodling and see which ones would have more potential I though that would be it, the end to my troubles, but the thumbs have been just another kind of bump in the road, seems like reducing that list won't be easy, the scenes that where clearer in my mind and I thought were keepers have been being more challenging to define in those thumbs than others.
So I've decided to take one more step since this process seems to be based on substracting all the failures before hitting the good one. That means I've started to work on rough sketches of one of the scenes, maybe if I elaborate the images a bit more I'll had a better understanding of the scene and will be able to decide easily if it'll work on the long run or not, sounds like a plan?
But it's late and I have to leave so those first roughs will be posted tomorrow, meanwhile here are some of the thumbs, yes I know, rough doesn't even begin to define it, but I promise there are at least 6 Bilbos, 2 dragons, and 2 Bardos, even a Gandalf! Bear with me for a while please, they do make sense in my mind :)
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