Thursday, July 28, 2011

"ANATOMY OF A (DOC) BIZARRE PAGE" PART 1

After shamelessly begging for some validation via twitter, I'm posting a few images breaking down (my) process with these DOC BIZARRE M.D. pages...
First I start with a thumbnail. This time around I did all my thumbnails digitally. This cut out the scanning process (at least at this stage) and made it easier to email Joe (Casey).

After failing miserably inking the first 9 pages digitally, I did the remaining pages in traditional pencils. After buying that awesome Brother MFC-6490CW scanner, I printed each thumbnail out and lightboxed over in blue (and red) pencil.

Next up: inks! Scariest process, for sure. It's permanent, baby! Wait, why am I talking like that??

After scanning all my inked page on my fancy new scanner, I did a broad overview/color script of the entire book so I had some idea of palette, visual dialog and more importantly, a starting point as I moved to final color...

That being said, I probably will still tweak this page a little bit more--but for the most part, this is where it's headed.

I hope you've enjoyed this little trip through my head. Did I lose any of you??

3 comments:

Mick said...

you draw comics the way they are supposed to look... good on ya

hasoon said...

I just want you to know, that everything you've ever shared about your working method is something that I have subsequently stolen.

Dan McDaid said...

YES! This looks stunning, Andy. I'm going to buy two copies - one to read, one to eat!