The Making of a Comic: Part I

I’ve had several inquiries about how I make my comics, so here is a time lapse video of the making of “They Told Me It Would Happen” start to finish.  (Pardon the little glitch in the beginning.)  All of my comics are created using a similar method: under drawing/preliminary sketch, line work, color.

I am by no means an expert (yet), but the under drawing is the most important part of the comic.  I take my time in this stage but also work gesturally to capture movement, energy, and expression right from the start.

After the under drawing is complete, I add the line work, where the overall expressiveness of the comic really comes through.  The possibilities with line are endless.  I enjoy playing with varying styles and discovering what they feel like on my eyeballs. 🙂

Lastly I add color, which is the funnest part of the process.  It’s like coloring in a coloring book that I’ve created!  Color breathes life into the characters and scene, and I love watching it unfold in front of me.

Thanks for popping by!


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