Since I’ve been playing it safe with my colours up to this point I thought I’d try something I little more adventurous for this page to trigger a shift in tone. I figured that an orange lighting scheme would build upon the brown-grey complimentary pallette I’ve been using, while signifying a worrying furnace-like quality to the airlock: a signifier of bad things to come if you will. On a more basic level I’m also hoping it introduces more visual variety after the sterile (and frankly boring) pink-blues of the docking tunnel.
I should also mention that I altered and cut down most of dialogue from the script here, as on second reading it just didn’t seem right. Originally the crewman spewed a load of techno talk about nausea and the compartment rotating but it occurred to me that a bored longterm employee would be unlikely to explain the science to such a tiny group of arrivals. Much as a bus driver doesn’t tell you to mind the step or explain the fares every time you board, so a station worker would be unlikely to bother with a lecture everyday.
On a more general note the backgrounds turned out nicely this time though character poses and anatomy came out a bit rigid – definitely something to work on improving in future pages.