A Comic Page

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:

Background————

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 😉

No Right Turn – A Collaborate Graphic Novel

Our Sketching Workshop group is developing a graphic novel that started by accident. Rene Fijten posted an image in the group and another member of the group followed creating a sequence. This continued developing making a story. This is how we are so far and the story goes as this:

by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Cat Andrew
by Cat Andrew
By Rene Fijten
By Rene Fijten
by Jim Scheel
by Jim Scheel
by Laura Sfiat
by Laura Sfiat
by Holger Wendt
by Holger Wendt
by Amanda Lee Condict
by Amanda Lee Condict
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Jorge Royan
by Jorge Royan
by Mark Fraley
by Mark Fraley
by Sofiya Voznaya
by Sofiya Voznaya
by Jim Scheel
by Jim Scheel
by Marco Guzetti
by Marco Guzetti
by Cat Andrew
by Cat Andrew
by Wes Douglas
by Wes Douglas
by Wes Douglas
by Wes Douglas
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Nicholas Choong
by Nicholas Choong
by Laura Sfiat
by Laura Sfiat
by BĂ©liza Mendes
by BĂ©liza Mendes
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by  Nicholas Choong and coloured by Jonas Ericson
by Nicholas Choong and coloured by Jonas Ericson