Monday, April 14, 2008

Re-Orientation Part 2

I haven't drawn "large-scale" in a while. For those who don't already know, drawing a comic book at least 25% larger than the final printed size is ideal, allowing the artist to add detail without having to roll himself up into a ball over the paper.

Now I don't use those industry-standard comics drawing boards--too expensive for me. In the past, I would buy 3-ply bristol boards from National Bookstore and cut them all up manually, then line the page dimensions in with a pencil and a ruler--total draftsman work. Right now, since I'm too lazy to do any kind of board cutting, I've decided to use biggie-size sketch pads. I was able to find one brand that had the thickness and texture I needed.

My final drawing area is 24.5cm by 35cm, which will be reduced in the final printing to 7" x 10"-- a good reduction of almost 30%.


Note that the above page will NOT appear in the book. It's just my drawing test-run to see if I still "had it." It's got the perspective thing, the close-up thing, and the manga-ish distortion thing...so far, so good. Also, drawing the page allowed me to gauge my pace. So far, my speed is still okay, though I don't know how slow I'll get once I tackle the ass-spanking action scenes (and crowd scenes--yikes!).

Then that nagging thought. "Why did I give her all that hair?!!" Oh, well. She wouldn't be Zaturnnah without it.

5 comments:

Xiaobucks said...

May nasesense ako kay Gwyneth....ewan ko ba... parang friend or foe complex yata, ahahaha!!... aabangan ko ang sagot sa tanung ko....paano nakabalik si Zsa Zsa?...Can't Wait! I just absolutely can't Wait!

me! said...

^ Anlakas ng pang-sense mo... parang oo nga noh!!

Xiaobucks said...

Sabi ko nga, may hawig siya kay Diana Ross at kay Tina truner, baka magka-rolling rolling ang buhay ni Zaturnnah ryt? hahaha

Xiaobucks said...

And...may noodles siya tulad ni Dodong ha... Smiling face

monsanto said...

Very Nice preview! preview na nga ba? hehe :)

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