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ragtag
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2003 5:42 pm    Post subject: What size do you work in... Reply with quote

I for one like to work big. If I could I would do my comics so that each panel was between A5 and A4 in size. Though that would probably make the page about A2 or even A1, and I don't have acces to a scanner that has a chance of scanning that big.

I also like working with ink and reasonably sized brushes. It's kind of hard to get detailed with those unless you work big.

What size do you like to work with?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of my comicking was done in A4 size spiral bound sketchbooks, at about twice the size that they would appear on the web.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:24 pm    Post subject: Well... Reply with quote

Historically, I've been all over the place. Now that I am trying to pay more attention to my inking and using varying line weight with a purpose in mind, I am tending to work bigger. I have a bunch of 14 x 17 bristol that I plan to use for a project soon, one page = one screen-friendly block.

I still have a problem scaling up my line weight as I scale up size. My lines get really wimpy as I scale down. Still working on that. I ink with pens.

I'm also tending toward relying less on digital paste-up and more on my actual art. I used to do a lot of my layout post scanning elements. Very cumbersome. I'm learning to trust my layout and art a little more and am finding many things a lot easier to do by hand.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got piles of this really cool A4 manga paper from Japan. It's ruled and everything. I tend to just stick two panels per page since I'm only producing for the web and I don't need to care about page composition any more.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of my latest stuff is done in my 9 x 12 sketchbook... I pencil and ink it there then I scan it, clean up the lines, color it and letter it, then reduce it for the web. I use to do most of my work at 11 x 17 and then reduce it but with my goal of producing a comic a week I find alot of my artwork gets done during my lunchbreak and it's much easier to carry around a sketchbook then an 11 x 17 pad of bristol.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:36 am    Post subject: working smaller and enlarging... Reply with quote

Recently I tried working smaller than the finished size and enlarging the artwork instead of the classic method of shrinking artwork. It gives an AWESOME effect, but can be irritating to draw with a brush (which is all I use, generally), especially the faces and stuff. Too small of a work space. One day, I'd love to draw comics at, say, 9x6 and then enlarge them to fill huge canvases and put them on display in art galleries. Some day. Check out the enlarging technique and see what you think:

http://www.vince-coleman.com/og_01.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a thought- Since I have the resolution on my monitor turned up as far as it can go- 1600x1200- It's possible that I'm viewing your art smaller again than the size you drew it. In any event, nice linework.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg Stephens wrote:
Here's a thought- Since I have the resolution on my monitor turned up as far as it can go- 1600x1200- It's possible that I'm viewing your art smaller again than the size you drew it.


hmmm... that could be possible. Not only possible, but absolutely ZANY!

Seriously, though, I drew it pretty small and blew it up fairly large, so I imagine that even if it is small on your monitor it shouldn't be as small as the size I drew it at... and even if it was, I think the effect of the lines getting thicker would still show up. Compare, if you have the time, to this comic which was done at 120% and shrunk down. On the same monitor a difference in line thickness should occur:

http://www.vince-coleman.com/og_02.html

Greg Stephens wrote:
In any event, nice linework.


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