Another image I dug up – this time from 2008. You can see the influence of the earlier idea: both characters are winged humans. The obvious differences here are the youth of the main character, and the introduction of a father figure. This permutation of the story followed the boy through the growth of his wings (akward puberty metaphor?) and his search for his true father, whom he finds stealing sheep in the West. One thing I like about this image is that its a kind of evolutionary link between the comic book lineart I grew up on to the more cinematic approach I’m now favoring.