From start to finish, this is how I finished Page 208 of the "Trunks' Date" comic. (The finished product is here: [link] ) The same rules usually apply to when I do *any* comicy page though.
Even if you don't usually do comics, I hope you can find something helpful in it to you for your own journey in the art world (or even better, I hope it will inspire you to start creating comics of your own! ) I am not perfect at doing this in any way, so it is not totally 100% comprehensive... but if you have a question that you think should be included in the tutorial, then feel free to ask away. I'll try to answer it to the best of my knowledge.
This tutorial is just showing how *I* do my comics; if you can find a better, easier way of doing things on your own, then I'm not the one to hold you back! Well, um... I hope this helps a little... Took me a while to do... >o> I might make a tutorial for 'how to imagine your manga as an anime' (for help with paneling), but I need to find good reference pictures for that...
Okai, enough talking, lol >o> Enjoy!
but for my recent stuff, I use manga studio ex 3.0 too. I should probably update that '6 steps to comic-ing' thing...
I mean, just as long as someone on a 800x600 screen doesn't have to horizontally scroll to read...
at least, if it's in jpeg, it should do that. i think that if you have a really big gif image, they force you to have a preview?
I don't let DA resize my full-view pictures XD I usually just resize things myself on photoshop or whatever, but it may be to your liking, so I don't know...? when I submit to DA, I just choose the first option in the 'full view size' box, called 'Original size (__ x __ pixels)' (the spaces are whatever your pixel size is for your picture, before you uploaded it to DA).
but if you WANT a preview image, I think you can only do that when submitting certain file types. (it used to not matter, but I guess they changed it.) look here: FAQ #79: How do I submit Artwork?
happy new year to you as well hehe!
I wonder sometimes if I would actually feel a sense of accomplishment if ever ink my artworks digitally. T.T;; I mean, I'm just not used to combining traditional techniques with digital. If I started drawing it traditionally, I want to finish it traditionally. Same goes for digital...>.>;; T.T;; But still, I think a tablet will make my life easier for requests and commissions (if ever I get one..>.>; since I'm such a slow inker.
Oh yeah, I checked out your Dragonball Z and Deathnote comics, @_@;; And whoa. You rock. I dub you my 'traditional-manga-style-inking-hero' Yay. (Trunks in topless was whoa.) xD I'll go comment and go around now.
I dunno, I guess people can feel different 'connections' to different media. For me, at least, I can't feel that connected to the computer... even with a tablet... (I don't have it anymore tho. I only borrowed it from a teacher while in school. ) Sheesh, 'll have to save up money like the rest of us, lol. I only would probably use it for editing and screentoning *_* (or coloring, but rarely ever inking...who knows ) lmao, I'm sure you wanted to hear all that drag. >_> lol >_>
aw, and thank you! hehe, I'm glad you like my traditional stuffs XD yay for Trunks in topless XDDD ^__^
Thank you for this!
yay thank you for listening to me and doing this this is so very helpful! but man i suck at doing lineart with pens >.< i shake to much
Ur so great at this! I wanna be just like u when I grow up XD