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kg7er
03-10-2001, 04:57 AM
...and anyone else who's doing or thinking of doing comic books.

<a href=http://www.fama.net/Process__Chapter_1/process__chapter_1.html>Fama</a>

Very detailed and specific info. About eight pages that explain the process.


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digistyle
03-10-2001, 10:41 PM
Thanks, kg7er!

I bookmarked the site. I'll check it out when I have a little more time. What I skimmed over looked good.

I hadn't been doing much comic art lately, had been focusing on improving my charcoal and watercolor techniques. After a visit to the local comics shop today, I doodled a quickie in Painter and colored it in Photoshop. Wasn't planning on posting it, but I thought show it to you as a thank you for the link.

I was thinking of Jack Kirby's work when I did this. Many of the comics he illustrated had a shot where the character appeared to be coming out the panel right at you. Here's my interpretation of that shot.

digistyle

OOPS! Didn't realize it was so tall. To see the whole pic without scrolling (if you're using Internet Explorer and your screen size is at least 800 x 600, sorry not familiar with Netscape) press the F11 key.

<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Mar-2001/monster2.jpg" border=0>



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kg7er
03-11-2001, 04:19 AM
Yes, very dynamic! Nice work.

Once you have time to work through that site, notice how anemic comic artwork looks without the blank-ink outlines.

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digistyle
03-11-2001, 09:47 PM
Got back to the site today. It was very informative. It was good to read through the entire process, from idea to print. The coloring aspect was of particular interest. I going to try working in CMYK vs RGB to see the difference. I believe Photoshop has a automatic gamut warning for cmyk to let you know when you are out of the printable color range. I let you know the results.

I agree about the lines/color, though I've seen some comics using the fully rendered style that really look good. Also, some of the painted comics like Sheva's War, Aria & Kabuki work well without lines. For my personal style, I prefer using the lines.

And, thanks for the comments on the pic.

digistyle

Keith Russell
03-14-2001, 08:24 PM
Digi:

I lean more to the fully painted stuff myself--I'm a huge Corben fan.

But, I like the heavily outlined stuff, too--Mike Mignola and Frank Miller come to mind.

Let us know how the CMYK vs. RGB thing works.

Keith.

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Keith Russell
Synthetic Sky Studios
Science Fiction Fine Art
syntheticsky@hotmail.com
artkc.com/russelk.htm

digistyle
03-24-2001, 09:00 AM
Sharing some additional comics links:

Digital Evolution (http://www.ozn.com.au/affiliates/digitalevolution/)
Blambot Comics Fonts (http://piekosarts.com/blambotfonts/)


digistyle


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kg7er
03-25-2001, 04:25 AM
Grazi molto, Mr. Digi! The D.E. site wouldn't let me enter with my substandard NetScoop browser, but the BlamBot site was a great discovery for me. I just downloaded about 12 free fonts and joined their bulletin board...which you might want to check out yourself, if you haven't already.

Whew! I'm tired. I think I'll have a hamster and cheese sandwich and turn in for the night/morning.



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