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DorkRawk
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Your Webcomic Process

Postby DorkRawk » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:40 pm UTC

Recently I've been looking to try different methods in my comic process to improve the speed and quality of my art. My original workflow was:

pencil sketch on paper (each frame on a separate piece of paper)
scan
ink in Illustrator w/ a small Wacom
color/detail in Illustrator
layout in Photoshop
text/speech bubbles in Illustrator
COMIC!

Lately I've been trying this:

pencil sketch on paper (each frame on a separate piece of paper)
ink on paper w/ heavy pen/felt tip
scan
clean up in Photoshop
live trace in Illustrator (smooths out the lines)
color/detail in Illustrator
layout in Photoshop
text/speech bubbles in Illustrator
COMIC!


I'm sort of curious as to how other people do their comic and the tools they use and why (and seeing samples of the results).

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Re: Your Webcomic Process

Postby weex » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:55 am UTC

I think your process is very organized and it does make for a professional looking comic. I'm not as concerned with having a consistent look. I just want to use whatever gets my point across in the way I want. So most of the time that's using a pen on paper, scanning it, then I use gimp to adjust colors, move things around, and finally output the png. For a few, I've used Inkscape as I wanted layout to be easier and I didn't need to manually draw any pictures. I also have a Bamboo Pen but I don't like the results drawing with that as much as pen on paper. I know this probably wasn't helpful for you but it was good for me :D
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Re: Your Webcomic Process

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:34 am UTC

receive script
crayon sketch/storyboard at half size
full size crayon sketch/skeleton with annotations
trace lineart in crayon full size sketches making alterations where necessary/it looks good
colour using crayons
scan
alter brightness/contrast
COMIC!

EDIT: I should mention, "full size" is one sheet of A4 paper, and the "half size" sketches are two sketches per A4 sheet at roughly A5 scale each- I'll post some pictures next post :)
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