Saturday, September 24, 2005

3 Stages of a Comic Page

Pencils, inks, and color (by Matt Hollingsworth) for a Tom Strong page.


Blogger warren L said...

Process work is always fun to see. Do you always pencil that tight? I guess you must do thumbnail layouts of the pages first...some artists like to actually Xerox up their 'thumbs' and redraw/trace elements from the pencils on a fresh board using a light table...what's your approach?

1:39 PM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

This page was actually a bit tighter than I usually go. My approach is : small thumbnails...blow up and print out on board in non-repro blue...clean up on top of that...then ink. Often I go looser than his, it just depends on the project how tight I make the pencils. NO matter what I try to carefully work out the design and placements and volumes of everything beforehand, but try to leave the exact nuances of thick and thin for the inking stage. That way i don't feel compelled to "copy" the pencil line exactly in the ink but can make changes. You have to learn to be comfortable drawing lines with ink, ie drawing in the ink, not just tracing pencil lines. A small distinction that can make a big difference to the result. I'll see if I can find the thumbnail stage to post.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Dik Pose said...

Hey, I have that issue of Tom Strong! HAHA...

Cool to see and hear your process, I also like using the "print to board" technique, I usually print in red instead of blue, dont know why, I just do...

3:04 AM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

From what I've heard many comic artists now use the technique of printing in nnon-repro blue on the art board, saves a lot of time.

9:28 AM  
Blogger warren L said...

Stupid question....

which blue serves as 'non-repro' in Pshop?

4:41 PM  
Blogger paul said...

Stupider question,
How do you print non-repro blue to the art board? The printer you are talking about, can print to art board?
What kind of board and what kind of printer, etc..?

12:04 AM  

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