Discussed this page with the tutor at the last class, in relation to the last panel conveying the windows coming due to an explosion. This raised a tension between historical accuracy and communication/dramatic effect. The windows in Vermeer paintings are famously leaded glass, so drew this as rectangular glass panels coming out of the leading. Discussion with the tutor raised the issue of how well this conveyed the explosion. Another issue with this scene is the timing of the explosion in relation to the text, and his reaction, i.e. should the figure be reacting to the explosion? A further issue is that it doesn't fit with the story for Vermeer to be injured, so the glass exploding needs to be conveyed in such a way hat it's plausible he does'nt get injured.
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Graham Johnstone ~ Master of Design - Comics and Graphic Novels student 2016-17