intro to comic craft part 2
Post on 19-Aug-2015
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Starting with a script& a script will keep you on track with your story
& a script can be very simple such as bullet points and actions, or very complex
& scripts are also much easier to revise than art
Other decisions& what size/format do you want your comic? (standard size in the us for digest/print is a 2:3 ratio, generally drawn 10” by 15”. Standard european/japanese sizes are based on a4 paper)
& web comics can be any size, shape, and color
& printing a comic? (we'll do a panel on this later)
thumbnails& thumbnails are your first draft – they help you visualize what you want on the page without committing too much time/effort
& thumbnails can be very simple (stick figures)
& making multiple thumbnails using different camera angles can help you create more visually interesting pages
roughs& a tight rough is usually page size
& refining what you worked out in your thumbnails
& this is the place to work on things like perspective
Pencils and inks& some artists will make another pass at the pencils before inking
& if you mess up, you can use white paint or a white gel pen to “erase” mistakes.
& or photoshop.
screentones& screen tones are often used in manga
& tones can be bought and pasted on original art, or applied digitally
& other ways to make grey values include hatching/cross hatching, dry brush, watercolor/ink wash, and copic markers
Colored comics& various techniques to make colored comics – digital media, markers, paints, colored pencil, mixed media
& its your comic, do what makes you happy!
So what's the secret to being an awesome comic
Read comics.A lot of them.
A huge variety of them.