I've uploaded a video on YouTube which shows the panels of my web comic "Bloodwing Angel Chronicles" timed to music, and telling Mychal's origin story. The following are some of the pages I used to create the video.
I'm using my sense of animation in posing action in my web comic "Bloodwing Angel Chronicles", and not going for the more realistic style of sequential art. I prefer a web comic that is drawn as a
caricatured reality...after all, it IS a comic!
Expression, expression, expression! Caricatured posing is much more entertaining than a realistically drawn comic panel. Check out this thumbnail of one of today's updates to my webcomic "Bloodwing Angel Chronicles".
Using the animation principles of squash and stretch when drawing character poses in my webcomic "Bloodwing Angel Chronicles" gives them a subtle feeling of dynamic plasticity and action. Check out this page from this week's Sunday update. Also, note the use of "Anticipation, Action, and Reaction" in this sequential art depiction of tossing a rock with force and anger.
I use the same principles of drawing for both my animation and comic book art. I follow the same stages of development in both types of projects. (Check out the completed comic page at: www.bloodwingangel.com
The sketch stages are: 1) Thumbnail; 2) Rough Pencil; 3) Blue Pencil Refinement; 4) Final Black Line. See the following samples below. 1) Thumbnail sketch and its enlarged version.
2) Rough Pencil Layout. Note the dialog balloon and spotlight placements for composition.
3) Blue Pencil Refinement of the character poses. The dialog balloons and spotlights will be on separate levels.
4) Final Cleanup/Tie-down Black Line. Did this using a Blackwing 602 and a Mitsu-Bishi 9850, then scanning it at 300 dpi and adjusting the contrast. As I said earlier, check out the final completed comic page at: www.bloodwingangel.com
Growing up in Brooklyn during the 1950s and 1960s, I looked forward to reading the Sunday Funnies. In that spirit of nostalgia, I chose Sunday as the day to make my webcomic's weekly update. Check out "Bloodwing Angel Chronicles".