Perspective in Storytelling 8
Here’s another example of how 1-point perspective can be really dynamic: the dutch angle. I like to call it “The Batman Tilt” because that’s the uneducated name I gave it when I started out on the manga end of things, and thought of that old Batman TV series where the villains are all shot at an angle. I do like to use dutch angle when people are running away from something. But it’s great for anything where something’s not quite right.
That’s the thing about 1-point perspective: sure, it can be insanely boring, but when you want something to be really in-your-face intense, 1-point perspective is your man.
I also chose this angle because otherwise, I would have them run from right to left…they’re running back to a previous location. And you want to avoid having people move against the flow of the page as little as possible. So it was better to have them running directly away from the viewer.
The actual point is on her GUT because she is scared. But also because a lower angle always intensifies the mood. Plus, then we can have the extreme close up on their feet.
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