AVClub wrote: ↑
January 8th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Cool! I would be curious what your process was for this comic. Did you use the CAD as an underlay?
Thanks !, finally committed to a graphic novel ( mostly as a side/fun project ) , so this is the first panel in who knows how many, so you basically write a script with your story, and then break it down into individual panels , then you zoom into an individual one, I start by doodling a super rough one on my notebook:
I use a mix of underlays and photo references, the underlays are rough and blocky and done with Rhino on the mac, they really help speed up the process and experiment with perspective, I then import them into clip studio paint ( used to be called manga studio ), here's my ref folder for this panel:
Then I do the line work ( trace and add detail over the underlay ) , shading ( That's another mini process) and lettering, fit to frame, levels and other details, then it's added to a template page with the other panels and bounced to kindle comic creator or other programs for print.
I am sure it will change as the panels pile up, but this is as fast, stress free a process I've come up with, thanks for asking !