Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Comic Panel Day 5 pack!

The new comic panel is a DOOZY today. Now keep in mind in the comic its gonna be full colored to break it up a little more. This feels like a Where's Waldo page, which I used to draw cheap licensed versions of. But it's fun and hard to do a page like this. Most people won't notice a lot of the details you put in, but it won't take away from it at all. And if people look close they might see some fun things.

This is the Layout for this panel. Now keep in mind, this was a drawing 1 inch wide and drawing it only for myself. This is my blueprint. I just use it to visualize the shot. I am sure it looks like a child's scribbles, but I know what every scribble represents, and I don't wanna waste time drawing stuff this small.

This scene takes place at The Mace and Fl'ale, the bar Knights hang out in. This might help you see what the scribbles were in my head. I made the set in SketchUp and I use it to help set up shots. I lined up the camera to the angle I drew in the layout, and added some stand-in figures so I could see the a standard size at different locations.

Next step, I penciled in the figures. I used the red pencil to figure out the characters, but then the blue pencil to tighten it up a little without loosing the tighter lines in the underdrawing. I also penciled in the monster trophy-heads on the walls.  It's still loose tho, I do the tight drawing in the inks.

Then I combine the whole thing into Photoshop and I inked it, and it took me forever. I don't follow the background exactly, tweaking things to make the illustration better, taking out some things, and moving some lines or objects over so it doesn't cause tangents or close up too much.

It's fun to draw in the little things. The guys in the chugging contest, and guy's playing cards. The drunk singing guys, and the guy carrying beer for all his friends. The fat guy who's chair is buckling. Cheesy pointing guy, solemn talking guys, and guys pigging out. It's a lot of fun to draw, and it's fun because it helps show the world I have created in my head.


  1. Looks great finished, I like seeing the whole process. I can't wait to see the whole thing together.

  2. Holy hell man! I've been sifting through the blog and this one is rather stunning. Get your George Perez on!