Thursday, July 10, 2014

Different Ways Of Building My Comic Page.


Page 14 of Queen of Knots

Couple of days ago, I posted page 14 of Queen of Knots on Comic Furry, and The Knoties Webcomic and also in one of my google communities, where other fellow comic creators post their work.  It's a great place where we can encourage one-an-other and receive great critiques when asked.

To build my pages, I use Manga Studio 5 to set my panels in a page, then I insert my drawings in.
 I then I go back to each drawing, add backgrounds and begin coloring them.  I bring up the B&W Manga page, and replace the B&W pictures with my colored ones.  Lastly I add the balloons speech and dialogue.  









I posted this page up on google asking for suggestions on how I can improve this page and future pages.  

Here were some of the suggestions were:
  • The panels are too uniform.
  • the scene could bleed of the edge. 
  • the art almost seems imprisoned by the panels.
  • maybe not outlining the panels at all.
I agreed with most of them, and wanted to try them out.


So I re-did 4 slightly different versions.

 1  Elbow coming out of the frame


2   The elbow coming out of the frame.
A bleed painting serves as the background page.  

3   The elbow coming out of the frame.
A bleed painting serves as the background page.
The panels are not framed in black


4  Very minimalistic.  The panels are not framed at all.
This may be more effective if the white spaces where not so wide.



What do you think? which ones are you most drawn to?  Personally, I like #2 best.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.