Page 13- Action, Style, Motion, Camera Angles and Fluid Motion.
This page is something I am really proud of in the original execution, and I am really happy with the inks which took the pencils to a new level. In particular the head shot panel – keeping track of a shattered skull is not easy! The final panel with the blood arc from the face is also a highlight for me in finding motion in still life.
I also really kept the camera moving from an odd yet complicated overhead establishing shot- to the smoking bandit’s “chest up shot” to Elijah’s dive under a hail of bullets- to the Chinaman really getting his run on in the top center panel.
Story wise-‘ this page is maybe 5 seconds of action, but it’s a great quick run to page 14…..