This page was a true challenge! Originally, it was an easy page
with only three panels and nothing more.
Sometimes I have busy schedule for the day so I try to pick "easy" pages from the storyboard to finish quickly but this one changed when I started, and I have Chopin to blame! Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 III, which is known as the "Funeral March",
was on and it just fits the feeling of the page so I knew I had to add it to the scene, somehow.
That was challenging.
I needed it to be flowing like music but broken and heart-wrenching like the feeling of the tune and the character in the page.
I also decided to place the record cover on the table in the first panel. Many people are keen and dedicated readers so such an addition might make them look up the track which hopefully, adds to the emotional impact of the scene.
Page is from my original manga Grey is...