Beach Wars Concept

Although Go-min’s strips are to be a mixture of social observations and quirky encounters, this wasn’t set in stone until some time later. For his first episode I simply wanted to find a charming way of introducing him, based on the fact that he’s not much taller than a pint glass:


Original concept sketch

It seemed funny to me, then, to play a joke on the audience by creating a false sense of scale. Based on my love for kaiju movies, this was a perfect jumping-off point, which I think works well.

Below is the original pencil art. The most important thing was making sure the horizon line was correct, while maintaining scale. I’m not sure I nailed it but I see it as a learning experience which overall I’m happy with.