This is probably a good cross-section of my #comicsDNA :
- Transformers UK # 40: My first "proper" comic. My gateway into writing and drawing my own comics as a kid.
- TMNT Adventures I love for the art style and how unapologetically socially conscious it was. A big influence on me as an artist and as a writer.
- Batman: Year One is one of the all-time great superhero comics.
- Giant Days is my fave comic currently in print, can't say enough good things about it!
A very rough first preview of Corbie issue 3's pencils. This will go through a good few more iterations before it's done.
I'm recording myself drawing this issue, which is taking some getting used to. It's funny how seeing my work via monitor as I draw almost feels like a second set of eyes, and highlights issues I otherwise wouldn't have seen.
Taking the first tentative steps into finding ways to monetize my comic work. Corbie will remain free to read on readcmc.com, but if you'd like to make a contribution to help support it, you can now do so via Ko-fi. Donations of all sizes will be greatly appreciated! https://ko-fi.com/corbie #comics #webcomics #readcmc #digitalcomics #comicbooks
February 7th is Corinne's birthday! (She's still 16, thanks to floating timeline magic). To celebrate, here's some new art from just prior to the events of issue one. Fortunately for us, she didn't take the hint, or "Corinne Morgan, Corbie" would have been a short-lived comic. #readcmc #webcomics #mastoart #art #comics
Issue 3 and 4 page layouts are done. Oof, that was a tiresome process. I'm hoping the extensive amount of planning done in advance will allow me to breeze through the pencilling stage.
Now I'm off to back all these pages up because there's no way in hell I'm doing this again. (Until issue 5, I mean.)
If you're looking to learn about comic layouts and composition I highly recommend the (admittedly dated) How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way, and Will Eisner's three instructional books: "Comics & Sequential Art", "Graphic Storytelling & Visual Narrative", and "Expressive Anatomy for Comics & Narrative".
Let me know if you'd like to see more threads like this about making comics - hopefully this will be of use to you if you ever find you (Marge laugh) GOT THE DUD! (6/6)
The background of the original panel was dropped as the scene had already been established, the focus instead became on making full use of the frame for the characters, action and dialogue. And of course, the colouring style had changed by this point and wasn't over-rendered anymore. I could have tried to colour this panel to match the earlier ones for better visual consistency, but that would have felt like a backwards step. (5/6)
In the original art, Josie and Ruby pummel Corinne with a golf club and a baseball bat, respectively. To me it was way too much, in fact it may have been my primary motivation for redoing this sequence.
In the redrawn panel, they hold Corinne back and make her watch as Maxine destroys her project. To me, this makes for a much more dramatic moment and helps to convey where Corinne is at the beginning of the story - powerless to do anything as Maxine & Co. walk over everyone. (4/6)
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