Friday, February 16, 2018

Bloodwing Angel Chronicles Webcomic Thumbnails


Here are the thumbnails for a six page sequence. These thumbnails measure 2 inches by 3 inches, which I blow up to fit in a 7.5 inch by 11.25 area for my original pencil pages. I then scan the cleaned up penciled pages as jpegs, adjusting the contrast to get the darkest line...which then gives my drawings an "inked" feeling.

Note that I lay out the caption boxes and dialog balloons at this earliest stage, so that I can incorporate them into the layout for posing. I'll put in the lettering per "A", "B", etc.






Monday, January 29, 2018

Coming Soon: Bloodwing Angel Chronicles Web Comic Site

I'm working on a free web comic site, which will be an ongoing graphic novel. Here's a screen shot of a sample page in development. I plan to launch the site at the end of February.

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

How to Make Animation Tip# 1: Thumbnail Story Reel

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https://youtu.be/iWW6uYy_0Ys

I’m developing my second Snuffy & Zoey cartoon and documenting my progress with a series of videos showing the stage of production I’m currently at. Titled “Animation Tip #1: Thumbnail Story Reel” shows how I start the entire production process by scanning thumbnail storyboard panels and creating a basic story reel with sound and music.