Drawing a comic book page from rough layouts to final page
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: