Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Wise Old Owl (Willis Henry)

This is the wise character that aids Willis Henry on his adventure.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Making of Willis Henry Comic Part 3: Comic Thumbnail

Making of Willis Henry Comic Part 3: Comic Thumbnail

The next step in the comic making process; after writing the script and thumbnailing the story, was getting the story thumbnails into comic format.

This was the difficult part for me. The past two steps I was familiar with in some ways but I had never done comic layout before and the task required a different form of thought and planning.

Again to aid in the process I made a comic template in photoshop. Dividing the template into sections ( top, middle, bottom, and left, middle, right). Then I cut out each frame of the thumbnail story, panel by panel, and arranged them in the comic format.

The difficult part of arranging the panels into the comic format was in pacing. Trying to end each page with something of interest that leads to the next page. Emphasizing important panel, slowing down, or speeding up story elements, for drama and impact. All of these were concerns.

In total there are about 320 comic pages. By comparing the story thumbnail and the comic thumbnail a direct connection can be seen.

The comic template was made in photoshop to be used, adjusted, or altered.


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Tropical (WaterColorSketch)

I was in a tropical mood this week.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

StreetFighter4 Experiment

I was looking at the art for Street Fighter 4, and I wanted to try the style.