Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sequential Process

I work sequential pages in a manner similar to my character designs. First step would involve doing a thumbnail to decide on the storytelling and composition of the page. I'll be more or less involved depending on how detailled the script is. Some writers work with vague descriptions, while others are storytelling masters with a very strong and detailled vision.

Below is a single panel from a sequential. On it, I've also done a quick shadow layer that can be used as reference by the colorist later on. Sometimes lights and tonality are important to storytelling so I try to keep them in mind when I work. At this point in the process, I can easily come back and modify the composition before pencilling the finished piece.

After I have something I like, I blow up the thumbs and re-work them into a finished piece at full-size (Generally 11 x 17). You'll notice I leave the art open, for the colorist to be able to add to it.

7 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Ferguson said...

Very interesting insight, Dub. Can't wait to see this in its full-color glory.

January 17, 2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger niko henrichon said...

Oh! Un famas!
Beau blog Capitaine.

January 17, 2006 10:19 PM  
Blogger Claude Bordeleau said...

super cadrage

January 18, 2006 5:25 AM  
Blogger Julius_Caesar said...

Show us more of that gorgeous stuff!

January 18, 2006 6:58 AM  
Blogger SapphireLight said...

The finished one lacks the drama of the sketched version. But I guess with colors and shadows it will be perfect :)

January 18, 2006 7:13 AM  
Blogger Alejandro Lavquén said...

Nice work. Really eye-catching.

January 18, 2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger Djief said...

Super blog Dub! J'adore l'énergie de tes dessins!

January 19, 2006 6:26 AM  

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