Sunday, May 22, 2011

Comic Process pt. 5 - Last One

And here is the finished page:

I used Photoshop for the coloring process and Illustrator to do the lettering. And that's it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Comic Process pt. 4


I either do this on another copy or over the original pencils. Whenever I can, I like to ink over copies of the pencils printed in blue line. It makes it easier to knock back the pencils when scanning and editing in photoshop so only the inks show up.

I like to use brushes and a variety of brush pens, namely Zebra and Kuretake. But you can get a variety of brush pens from jetpens for a decent price and they even offer free shipping for orders over $25. I use tech pens generally when I need neat straight lines or something. Also, I know plenty of people who like to use crow quills.

For a good number of people, this would probably be the last step, except for lettering. People who can pull off just black and white comics need to have REALLY good spot black placement and generally are pretty good at making different textures as a kind of gray tone.

Either way, the next post will be my last one on the process I go through for comics.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Comic Process pt. 3


Like I had stated before, some people like to combine the tight rough and pencil stages. I realized I need the extra step because otherwise, my pencils are too loose, and my
inks tend to suffer for it. With this stage, I print out the tight roughs on a larger paper (generally 11"x17") and then fix any mistakes and figure out the shading and line variations I want for the next stage of inking.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Comic Process pt. 2

Tight Roughs:

I only recently started doing these while making comics. It's pretty much like penciling a page, but on a smaller scale (I draw mine at 6"x9"). I like it 'cause I can sketch it out pretty quick, and I always had an easier time doing initial drawings on a smaller surface. This is a stage that I know a lot of other people prefer to skip, though.