22 May 2008
Here's a squiz of a page i just did.
I free-sketch the ideas for the panels that are to go onto the page (in sketchbook or on loose paper). No format, just all over the place. It helps me free up & get creative about camera-angles and shots.
Then i scan it in at lo-res and arrange the pics at full-size, then print it out 1-1.
I print it out on my laser printer (my underlay). I then place it on my lightbox with a sheet of inking card/paper over the underlay and start to pencil the page in blue pencil.
Now this is where i cheat a little, because there are 3 panels that have the same scene in it and so I'm just going to ink one, then repeat it later in post-production on the computer. (I know, I know... the purests out there are rolling their eyes.)
Inking the page.
I usually ink the 'thick' lines first, then go onto the details and filling 'blacks' in.
Final inked page.
And the final page.
Don't know about the last panel. I don't 'hate' it, but just not sure it 'reads' well as a composition when following the panels. We'll see. It might stay.
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