I want to share this time a process from concept to execution for drafting inking and coloring a full comic page. It was really exciting to me ! First, this below is the background story pf how this comic came to be:
We are a group of friends from different countries in the FB group SW Comics, (Wes, Palma, Marion, Nicholas, Mark, Jutta, Jorge (+), Beliza, Cat, Jim, Holger, Sofiya, Marco, Paula, Carlos, Jane, Amy, Juliet, Jansi, Mia.. *see full list in the link** https://issuu.com/norightturn/docs/no_right_turn_20170425) led by Rene Fijten and we make stories!
Do you know or have heard about “Exquisite Corpse”? (Cadaver Exquisito) It is a method of creation in which people take turns developing a story or a project, it is passed on from person to person to keep developing and extend the story. This is how our “No Right Turn” has been done so far.
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So, Rene gave me this
From here I drafted a storyboard
Then I fleshed out all the characters one by one
At this point I thought I needed another detail for the narrative, one more drawing so it goes with the dialog given.
All the drawings were brought into photoshop for resizing and do a composite, with the layout in the draft I made or close enough
Then I printed it and added the background manually to the hard copy
The next thing was to incorporate thedialog bubbles for which I used Backissues font, a free font that it’s awesome for comics! For this I used InDesign
After that I colored the hard copy
And here is the final page all completed! 🙂
Some final thoughts:
Before starting it took me a few days to think about how to bring this concept to visual. Once I had the draft the whole proces was about 8 hrs 3 hrs one day and 6hrs today.
I think I’m comfortable with this process now!
I hope you liked it 😉