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The Making of a Page
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Published: February 26, 2008
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A while ago I posted a step-by-step series of my work process in making a comic page. They were very quick and concise, and I always meant to go into more details, and touch upon some issues comickers should be aware of. Here, then, is the extended version. If you have additional questions, feel free to ask (but if they're software-related, I'll only answer if you're already quite familiar with the software – sorry, teaching Photoshop isn't my call!)
More related info in my interview by `misskittyoooo: [link]

I keep toying with the idea of making a comic tutorial, but for one thing, it would be positively book-length, for another, it has been done masterfully several times, most recently by the wonderful Scott McCould, so it doesn't seem there's a point making another!
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DhilieDale's avatar
This is awesome and you are Fantastic love all of your tutorial ^^ thank you soo very very much :)
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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jonkiser|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a dream of mine to become half as talented and capable as you. This is superb 100% mastery.
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
Aw, you're too kind!
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MrVisualguy|Student Filmographer
Thanks! Very helpful
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
Cool!
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Crimsonberry|Hobbyist Writer
Never really thought about this before! Brilliant!
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
:D
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This is very useful, but Im still going to have to figure out how im going to set it all up when I feel confident enough to make my graphic novel. Ive been studying alot lately of art, and story boards like this. mabey one day I can be as good as you. Well thats just my goal ^^;
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
A GN is no small endeavor, it helps to achieve a comfortable degree of drawing before embarking on one.
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Yes, Im aware. I'm pretty good with simple forms of media like pencils and color, but Im not good with pens or computer design yet. I pretty much have the story down, but I was hoping someone could give me a 2nd opinion about it. As for now, Im just practicing using my tablet and reviewing the basics. Its been a long time sense Ive constantly drawn every day
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peaceandquiet01|Student General Artist
I have always wanted to make meh own comics, but no matter what I tried they never came out right. I think this might work very well, thank you! (of course I will try to change the process a little to suit me more, as soon as I get used to is ^ ^)
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
Definitely, one should find the process they're most comfortable with :)
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peaceandquiet01|Student General Artist
yup, I like to try other peeps styles to try to expand what i draw (although I'll never post a pic using someones style 0______0 thats bad....)I also do that to improve, but anyways, i will probably send a link after I've made the comic ^ ^.
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peaceandquiet01|Student General Artist
to this > < sorry
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Aicent|Student Traditional Artist
I find it very interesting that you draw each panel as a separate drawing , I love that process !
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
It's a lot more liberating (and forgiving), but it does mean a lot more work to finalize the layout!
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Aicent|Student Traditional Artist
Yeah , I think it would be alot more work and alot more paper !
But It would make the final alot better
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Android3000's avatar
I can use this! Sweet!
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
Great :aww:
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el-e's avatar
nice work:]
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Majnouna|Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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you welcom:]
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FoxxBrush|Student Digital Artist
very helpful indeed :D I have my own way of doing things, but there are a few things that you do that I'd like to try out. What kind of paper did you say you do all your pages on? I always just use regular 8.5x11 but that seems smaller than what you use. I also bought some legal-size paper recently, but that seems much too long. I'm wondering if A3 or A4 or whatever you use would be shorter than legal but bigger than 8.5x11 :nod:

Basically I just wanna know what kind of paper you use lol And I must pat you on the back for doing the synopsis first XP I usually just do thumbnails (aka a "name" ) and then do the finished manuscript from there.
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