This flashback sequence was a lot of fun to do since it gives a little glimpse into the ill-fated run that Roka and Grissom alluded to on the previous page. It was also a fun exercise to do the whole thing as a silent sequence, although the rain effects were a nightmare. The rain itself wasn’t bad, but the pools of water running down everything added quite a lot of time to the digital shading part of the art. But it was worth it as I think it really adds to the mood of the sequence.

For some reason, I think it’s funny that flashback Ril has facial hair. Maybe it’s because I designed him to look like a mix of bird, snapping turtle, and frog, and facial hair just seems really out of place on him. But then that’s the fun of creating alien characters.