- I’m currently working on a short comic book story. Here’s the process I use, as hinted at in my previous post.
- First, I do a very small thumbnail. I’ve included that below. I’ve blown up the drawing here; the actual size is about 2″ x 2.5″. This is done very quickly. It’s a bit like visual brainstorming.
- Next–using the thumbnail as a reference–I do another layout. This one is the size of the printed comic book page, about 6″ x 10″. This gives me an idea as to how the page will look when printed. I might indicate a few more blacks, and I try to stay loose.
- I then take the 6″ x 10″ layout, scan it and then print it out the size of comic book original art. That size is about 10″ x 15″. I tape this large layout on a lightbox, and use that as my guide for the pencils.
- I’m currently working on this page. When I’m done, I’ll post it–perhaps as early as tomorrow.