So Tiny actually does acomplish things through sheer force of nagging. We’ll be moving on again soon enough to make progress on the overall plot, but personally I think the stop for character development has been worthwhile. While Beyond the Tree tends to be more overall amusing when on the road – so to speak – it’s equally important to dwelve into depth of the characters so we can understand them.
This page was interesting to make – I rather like when characters can interact with each other and their environment, even if it’s more often that characters just stand or walk around observing their personal space. The original idea for this page called for Hani to stand up, but as I was putting it together I came to the realization that it simply felt far more natural to have Raene sit down instead – it didn’t seem like a standing sort of topic to me. Of course, having Raene sit down also offered the opportunity for more interesting camera angles.
I actually found lighting the most difficult bit – I wanted it appropriately dark since it is night, but at the same time the characters need to be appropriately visible. A plus with having everything dark is that the inner glow of the eyes really become that much more visible – you can rarely see it in bright light the way that effect is done in Beyond the Tree.