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Creating A Comic Page v2.0 by Vegeta1978 Creating A Comic Page v2.0 by Vegeta1978
Well, I've finally started working on my comic/graphic novel again & I figured it was time for another tutorial, so I decided to do a step-by-step tutorial explaining how I design/layout a comic page.

Let's assume that we've already read the script, the first thing you want to do is get a basic idea or "feel" for the story & how the scene is going to go down on the page. In the first image I did what's called a "thumbnail" or a really rough idea of what you want the final product to look like.

Next, I drew in the Panel Frames with a ruler on some blue lined comic paper (which you can get at any good art supply store, or you can order them from comic shops) & did some rough pencils of what I did of the thumbnails.

On the third image, I tightened up some of the pencil lines using a 4H pencil (I use 4H lead because the lead draws lighter lines & is easier to erase).

Next, I went over the regular pencil lines with blue lead art/drawing pencil (usually used for drafting or graphic art) & added in the all details that I want in the finished product.

Finally on the last image is the Inks. You'll noticed that I decided to change a few things at the last minute. I added a few extra details & decided not to include the hand that was in the lower right hand corner of the last panel because I wasn't happy with how the hand turned out, & it wasn't really necessary for the page.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial & can put it to good use!






All characters & artwork created & owned by me.
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Empressaki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh by the way, awesome tuto! <3
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Empressaki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciated that you share.. Wish I could get myself onto the step of actually MAKING the frames, but I feel discouraged at some points :S
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing :)
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Vegeta1978 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome:DX:
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hound93 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
cool
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Vegeta1978 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Man! It's nice to see one of my "students" isn't M.I.A. Burgundyca & Nira-chan haven't been on for a few days.
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hound93 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I know. Kinda sad. :(
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Vegeta1978 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They'll be back. I'm just bummed because Nira-chan finally started drawing again.
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hound93 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Im just bummed cause i havent really talked to her much
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Vegeta1978 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sucks...
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DP770 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
:wow: Good job! I really like it!
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Vegeta1978 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:XD:
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DP770 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Your welcome! :XD:
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