Category Archives: A Mouse in Millheim

Illustrations that tell a story.

another sketch

This was actually done long before the frog I just posted. I like this style, it’s easier to execute, and has me rethinking the whole project. I may depend more on words and dialog than I’d originally planned, just inseting … Continue reading

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frog

Sketching around a bit. This is the first reasonable frog. It’s the white mouse’s little brother. Emotion on a fairly stiff face is difficult. This guy needs to look as much like a real frog as the mice look like … Continue reading

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An explanation of the mouse images

On the simplest level my intent is to tell a story with colorfully rendered, very finished pictures. I have a story and characters in my mind, but no writing talent or skill, nor any desire to write the story. I … Continue reading

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Mouse in Millheim 08

I’ll probably noodle a bit with this yet before I save a final TIFF. I’m not sure about parts of it and seeing it here will help tease any problems out.

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Mouse in Millheim 07

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Mouse in Millheim 06

I know they’re just drawings, but being inside those walls was claustrophobic. I wanted the scene outside to feel a little more light and open; keeping in mind that the mice would typically try to stay under cover.

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Mouse in Millheim 05

Talking almost till dawn? I haven’t done that in years. I guess I should hang out with mice more often. I have to add that all of the baked goods that I’ve sampled at the full sized Inglebean are excellent. … Continue reading

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Mouse in Millheim 04

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Mouse in Millheim 03

This took a long time to stage, getting the lighting the way I want it, showing an unmistakable Inglebean connection. I want it to be late, inside a wall, comfortable… I still might tweak it. The chandelier may be confusing … Continue reading

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Mouse in Millheim 02

This took a while. I tried a variety of layouts looking for something that placed the scene in Millheim and let me show the characters. After nine false starts, I set up the perspective to give a nice shot down … Continue reading

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