Here's my original thumbnail layout for the page I recently posted. Thought it might be interesting to see how the art starts out. I draw these things right onto the script usually, at pretty much the size you see here, then scan those in and arrange them on a page consisting of a grid of eight pre-ruled layout spots. I'll do any tweaking necessary on the thumbnails at this stage. After that I'll grab the required layout and blow it up to drawing size. I then print that out and lightbox the finished pencils from it. Sometimes I'll decide at that point that I think an aspect of the drawing could still be improved further, and will try a new element during the pencilling, like changing the angle of the dino's head on this page. This inevitably leads to a slightly muckier final page(in that it consists of an awful lot more erasing and re-drawing, I like to have most of that stuff worked out at the layout stage), but them's the breaks. Dunno if this seems laborious or not to others, but it's a system that works for me.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
This is the last page of the preview, where the fit really starts to hit the shan. I'll continue to post coloured and lettered versions of these pages as they get finished. I'm currently inking page 17 (of 26) of issue 1, so loads more stuff that I can't wait for people to see down the line.