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Welcome to the first episode of The Critical Hit Show Comic! This month our adventurers encounter a fearsome foe…
…and that’s it for our first episode! I had so much fun adding a bit of extra shading and such to this one to make it special (future episodes will mostly be flats instead of fully shaded). SO much shiny gold! Thank you so much for reading! Our next episode will be uploaded sometime around… Continue reading Dragon – Page 4
Hello fellow adventurers! It’s been nearly a month since we posted our first episode, but there are still a few weeks to go before we post our second, so I thought I’d tide you over with a demonstration of the different steps that went into making episode one, “Dragon”, for your delectation. Hopefully it’ll be… Continue reading Intermission: How to Make a Comic – Page 1
So the first step… WRITE A SCRIPT! That’s Eric’s job (and he does a fantastic job, his scripts are excellent!), but I don’t have any screenshots of it, so let’s move on…! So, the second step… DRAW THUMBNAILS! After I receive the script from Eric, I sit down and sketch out a bunch of rectangles… Continue reading Intermission: How to Make a Comic – Page 2
Layouts! The layout stage is usually very quick. Using the thumbnails as a guide, I put in my panel borders, and roughly place my words where they might be when everything’s drawn. This lets me fine-tune the panel sizes and page compositions to look the way I want them before I get too heavy into… Continue reading Intermission: How to Make a Comic – Page 3
And now for the tricky part… DRAWING THE DAMN THING! Yup, not much to say about this. This is where most of the work goes, drawing, redrawing, moving, fiddling… until you have something useful to work from that you can ink without too much guesswork. This is where I finalize the composition of each panel,… Continue reading Intermission: How to Make a Comic – Page 4
INKING! This step takes a while, but most of the guesswork should (hopefully!) have been figured out during the drawing stage. This is where you take the time to clean everything up and make it look nice… hopefully you get a nice result when you’re done!