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The Bittersuite Thumbnails/Layoutsmikedoestheart updated 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
AdministratorApril 25, 2021 at 9:12 am
Okay, here’s my second try at showing the cacophony that is my illustration process. Here are my rough layouts that I created while brainstorming with <a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’https://create.comicbookschool.com/members/projectthanatos/’ rel=’nofollow’>@ProjectThanatos . I tend to jump from thumbs straight to final pencils these days, so you can see that I don’t put a whole lot of effort into the thumbs, especially when laying out a comic in tandem with a collaborator. Sorry if it’s pretty hard to follow in this format as a result – old habits!
What’s hardest to really visualize are Pages 2, 4 & 7. These 3 pages occur within the same location, so the same background is used, but a whole bunch of objects and elements in the scene will change (as will the characters) and the word balloons will guide the reader around s things unfold. Hopefully the screenshots will better illustrate our (very)roughs begin to translate into a specifically curated scene. As since the angle is so revealing and integral to the story, this page will be the most intense as i’ll be essentially redrawing sections of this three different times. the last page of my thumbs is laid out panel-wise, but that one’s laid on in text and i’ll just put into practice when i get to that page’s pencils.
MemberApril 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm
<a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’https://create.comicbookschool.com/members/mikedoestheart/’ rel=’nofollow’>@mikedoestheart
I like seeing your process! The background is visually interesting and I look forward to seeing how this progresses to the final product.
So the top thumbs seem to indicate a lot more camera movement, whereas the lower jpegs seen to be using a static angle and showing the passage of time. Is that correct? It would be really cool to have the static background on the “odd” numbered pages, so the reader could see the changes with each page flip, and then the panel-to-panel action on the “even” pages zooming in on the characters and their interactions.
AdministratorApril 26, 2021 at 12:05 am
Means alot that you took the time to peruse this, <a class=’bp-suggestions-mention’ href=’https://create.comicbookschool.com/members/philipspace/’ rel=’nofollow’>@philipspace – and I agree with how those panels should be on every page flip – it was actually unintentional, but if you include the comic cover that I’m also working on, and that cover starts on the right side of the page, then it will actually have one of those visual pages with all the camera movement on each flip. I should actually keep that in mind and mention it to the layout/design team to try and make that happen. That was a really great concept to consider so thanks for bring it to my attention!