I've learned a number of techniques and principles about making a comic story between my first and second projects, and will hopefully learn many more before my next one. Chances are, I'm going to stay in the kaiju-niverse for a while, as I was for this last one, which I also submitted to G-Fan magazine. Here's hoping it makes the cut! (Update: It didn't - oh well) Anyways, some things I learned are:
-How to use the select tool in photoshop to make word bubbles
-How to make better looking sound effects
-More techniques and shortcuts based on working with layers
-Better shading techniques
-Better detailing techniques
-How to draw more re
Wow. I must say I have a new appreciation for other comic-book writers. Finishing my first comic project took much more time, effort, and creative problem-solving than I could have imagined. At any rate, it's done, and now all I gotta do is post it... Then start another project soon, hopefully!
Any constructive comments on what could be done to improve just about any aspect of this project would be welcome, as I'll only get better via practice and advice. I've already analyzed several things which could be done better, namely framing, pacing and a few art inconsistencies. Nevertheless, I'm pleased with how things turned out.
I'm nearing completion of my first major comics project. I've been learning a lot about many aspects of the process, correcting mistakes, re-writing, fine tuning, etc., so it's taken me several months to get this far. After completing over 50 pages, I have about 8 to go as far as penciling and inking. Then it's off to Photoshop for some coloring and it'll be done. If I find time (and/or inspiration) I might put up a preview page or something. Until then, I'll just keep plugging away.