I’m going to be sharing a lot of my process as I create my comic story, hopefully I can help inspire other artists to start making their own projects. Or if any of you seasoned creators see any errors I’m making please let me know! I began by creating over the last week, the first few pages of my story. Here are a few pictures of my process in making those pages.
Here’s a couple photos of me working through the individual frames and thinking of the overall page composition.
Here I am inking the drawings, you can see I don’t use very tight pencil drawings before I start inking.
And here we have the final drawings. Next step is to scan them into the computer and clean them up a bit further. I’m still want to add color so that’s something I’ll be experiment with as well. I’ll be sure to make future updates once they’re scanned in.
I’ve learned that planning a project and doing it are 2 very different things. I began this project as narrative to tie all my Inktober drawings together. It’s a lot harder than I thought too not only draw something cool, but to tell a story.
I really been working on this idea long before Inktober ever began. As I drew each days drawing I was creating story strands and characters that tied this imaginary world together. So the rough plan of the story is done but now is the challenge of walking through it scene by scene. Creating dialog that sounds natural and moves the story along is a new problem for me. I’ve since been studying comics and playing close attention to how everyone else does it. Movies and TV scenes are also big help as well.
I don’t consider myself a confident writer. It’s something I’ve always loved but due to my dyslexia I always feared doing. Hopefully auto-correct and many years reading great authors will have rubbed off a little and make me somewhat passable. Feedback is always appreciated, or if you just want to say hi, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org