a REALLY rough quick tutorial on comic panel layout.
its not terribly indepth but , i dont think tutorials should be. should be jsut a foot hold on the mountain climb of learning.
basically only discusses fonts and timing.
but ya, it was kinda a tricky one to do, because despite the fact that i took a comic production course, I havent done comics in a good long while.
Thanks, that was really hepful. I find layouts and panels are one of the hardest things to achieve and backgrounds UGH. I just recently figured that many artists use one or two establishing shots, and if they are well used, the reader barely noticed that they only see people, face and more people. I love that, feels like magic
thank you so much for making this! i don't know how much time it took (probably more than you cared to have spent, aha;; ) but it's saved me a LOT. this is just what i needed; thank you, thank you, thank you!
Good advice! I particularly like the part about having different character designs. I Hate having to recognize a character by hair. If it's dark, or there is a costume change, I have to ask questions like, "who is that? OMG! He's cheating on his wife? Oh...that IS his wife!" hehe
it's better than normal tutorials that tell you stuff you could have figured out easy on your own. I like how you added ideas like zooming in on a menacing object, and how people only remember flashes from action scenes
Slightly embarrassing, but I don't think I ever considered making a rough pre-sketch before working on the main project.
Lots of good, practical tips in this tutorial. And I'm actually glad you didn't go into TOO much depth. I'm all for artists figuring out the fine details themselves... Sometimes all one needs is a little nudge in the right direction... something you did rather well here.
A fine example of teaching a man to fish as opposed to giving a man a fish.