is something I've had half done for quite awhile.now, nearly a year
I think. One of those ideas that just strikes you in-between the eyes
and rattles around in your head until you commit it to something.
wanted to try something new with communication and story telling,
or at least I hadn't seen before. Not a new style or meduim persay
but a differnt sort of way of the story coming across. People feeling
from the visuals rather than from the words.
goal was to communicate the story without words but show the emotions
you haven't read the comic yet and skipped to this, the end, to
get the 'code' I'd say you're cheating yourself.
The story is like an onion, it's got layers you see and may
occationally stink. XD The topmost I'd say is the story that could
be told without colours and words.
without words to define each character we can only see their actions
and their expressions and their emotions. It leaves an opening for
speculation and interpretation. Everyone has had a different veiw
on the relationship of the characters with each other.
story itself is about perception -How the guy perseived the world
and the emotion and demeanor of the people around him and then how
that differs from how people perceive him. And in that it's also
And in there it's also about personal courage, taking chances, and
seeing what's around you and how your veiw affects you.
colours were perhaps the most significant part of this story
to me. The colouring of a person depicting their perceived emtional
state. Each person's going to come off with their own interpretation
of what the colours mean for each person. Which is the part of the
point of this mode of storytelling.
what was I intending with my colouring?
It's the meanings of the mostly primary colours and then the mixing
of those meanings with the mixing of those colours.
Red for anger/passion/warmth, Yellow for cheerfulness/lightness,
Blue for sadness and melancholy.
Orange for warm cheerfulness, Green for just good, Brown for neutral-not
one way or another, Purple for angry frustration.
grey for numbness. Not white like the objects but grey since you
need emotions to know/think you can't feel anything. And black for
a the empty pit.
It's the grey of perceiving people feeling so much, so happy where
you feel just the occational twinge. Up alittle and down alot. Not
much touches you either way.
backgrounds of the characters add more depth to the story. If this
were a much much longer series and perhaps explain some of it. But
there are alot of things exceedingly difficult to explain visually.
Feels that he feels nothing, just occational twinges and sees the
people around him as feeling so much.
runs into the Cheerful Girl on his way to and from work everyday.
They're friends and he likes her alot and would ask her out but
in a way he's afraid of her.
She's a constant source of cheer and optimism to him and he's afraid
to do anything that would make her uncomfortable and take away that
He sees her as warm and cheerful, always with a smile, a joke, and
some encouragment. But he doesn't think she could like him.
feels happier around her but worse coming away because what he feels
he can't do.
has a thing for Workgirl beyond their friendship. She's pretty,
smart, and with a sense of humor and he's attracted to that. With
their friendship there's a closeness that gets confusing for him.
When she has relationship problems and he makes her feel better
with his support, he feels something and decides to seize the moment
and ask her out.
But seeing her with her signifcant other sends him deeper into his
numb depression and continues to blind him from what's around him.
He sees the cheerfulness she has around him but she feels just as
numb the rest of the time.
She sees him as a very warm caring person and dissapoints herself
when she can't say anything to him.
She also feels that he wouldn't like her.
The cute girl is kinda based off an idea and a person or two I've
The sort of girl who is really cheerful and bright and sweet who
could be nekkid holding a box of flavoured condoms and you still
would feel somehow a bad person thinking of her like that XD
You don't want to do anything to rish making that happy smile go
away, not even asking her out or thinking she may like you
be happier if either of them had some courage.
She's smart, beautiful, friendly, outgiong and very charming just
as who she is without doing it on purpose.
She's not leading him on intentionally. She considers him a very
good friend and likes him alot. She doesn't realize what sort of
effect she has.
The Boss Man.
Is an asshole. The end.
this gives more insight to the story and maybe it makes you see
it in a differnt light.
are the things I was thinking when I drew and coloured it but it's
not absolute either. It's about what you get from it.