Drawing a comic book page from rough layouts to final page

May 28, 2012 0 Comments

I work 100% in Photoshop with a 8″ x 6″ intuos wacom tablet.  Four hours of drawing brought my rough layout page:

To a half finished version:

In the old days, you’d have to pencil it and then ink over it.  Sucks, majorly.  Now I can skip inking and avoid all the traditional medium mess.  It’s getting there.  I probably need another four hours to draw more details like roof tiles, a shoe cabinet, sky, snow, action lines, and add some texture to the walls.  I might noodle the drawing a little bit more.  I’m using rough word balloons for now to make sure that there is enough room on the page for them later on.  I will do final word balloons when I finish drawing all the pages.  I am so tempted to paint some mid-tones in there but I’m going to do my best to avoid it until the all the pages are done.

I spent 6 more hours on all the rest of the details.  Done version below: