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Chapter 1 - Page 62: Words From the Past - by kenisu3000

Chapter 1 - Page 62: Words From the Past




kenisu - #62
One of the most annoying things about trying to make a fleshed-out story of MOTHER: most of the characters don't have a last name. So I have to dance all around these nonexistent names in places where, by all means in real life, the full name would be used. In this case, the title page of George's diary. I wanted the diary to be faded and blotched to begin with (to give it that "antique" look), so I used that to my advantage and ran my thumb over a smudge of graphite, covering the area where George's surname would be. I love these little nuance conveniences.
As for the password, it was only recently, when I went to draw over the sketch, that I finally realized the connection between the two parts of the code: _Where is God's Tail?_ is the prompt, and _Lost on the ship that sails the heavens_ is the answer. The second part isn't clarifying _what_ God's Tail is (my old translations read "The item left behind" instead of "Lost"), it's clarifying _where_ the Tail is.
...Though I still wonder what I was thinking when I chose _lost_ as a "translation" of _wasuremono_. In that case, _left behind_ would still have worked.



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kenisu3000 From Mr. Batty with Love
...And yet, Ness has no scruples with trash-digging.
6/15/09 9.00
kenisu3000 The Twins and Pokey
Submission for the Envelope Art part of the 2007 EB Siege.
8/26/07 9.00
kenisu3000 "Whose Hat is This?" coloring book, pgs. 5 & 6
whohat - #04
I remember I did NOT feel like drawing a big crowd scene for Page 5, so the population dwindled down to about four or five extras. This train station is not used much. Apparently everyone prefers to walk their way to work, and risk getting attacked by crazed hippies and the like :)
Also, I love it how the conductor is directing the crowd through a closed gate :)
9/25/06 9.00
kenisu3000 "Whose Hat is This?" pgs. 7 & 8
whohat - #05
For Page 7, I knew I wanted Ninten in that awesome running pose, but after I inked him in, I remembered that he was supposed to be carrying Anna's hat. So I put the hat off to the side in mid-air, like he dropped it in his rush to get to Snowman. The untold story here is that Lloyd picked the hat up after him and followed. Um, yeah.
I know Page 8 is a LITTLE over-the-top ("okay, so suddenly, out of nowhere, for no apparent reason, they run into Bigfoot"), but there had to be SOME amusement in this book :)
9/25/06 9.00
kenisu3000 "Whose Hat is This?" coloring book, pgs. 13-14
whohat - #08
I knew I was approaching the end of the book, and I was a little behind on schedule, so I wanted to rush things a bit. Instead of the pair walking all the way deeper into Snowman to get to the church where Anna resides with her father (where I was playing with the idea of having Anna heal Lloyd using her psychic powers, but I decided against that since some of the parents of the children coloring this book might be the paranoid "witch-hunter" type), I put Anna right there in town at the store, having conveniently just bought some medicine herself. And she gives some to Lloyd, who then, simply put, feels better. I know that's a laughably bad cop-out from having to say "two weeks and several periodic doses later he felt better", but that's just how I do things.
On another note, I was so proud of myself for the way I drew Anna's face on Page 13, because it was so professional-looking and just so... symmetrical! but when I inked it in using my big oaf pen, since she's standing in the distance and the lines on her face are smaller, the overuse of ink kinda messed it up. I've since learned to use smaller-tipped pens for inking.
9/25/06 9.00

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