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How To Draw A Comic Book Page
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Drafting A Comic Book Page
Before anything is drawn, a simple written page plan of the panels that make up the page needs to be done, the layout is considered in this plan and each panel can be a description of what is happening, as this is uausally a good reference to draw later on.
The following is an example of how a page plan could look, this is called a page synopsis.
Close up of a demons eye or head, looking evil and dark
Small cutback shot of the full demon in his demonic lair that is dripping with slime, again looking evil.
The demon as he leaves his lair and he lunges towards us.
Remember a page can have as many or as little panels as you want, so you decide, unless you aren't the comic book writer that is, I only assume you write and draw your own comics like me!
Now what we do is take that example above and start to sketch a thumbnail or two, just to plan out the page further, we of course don't concern ourselves with drawing details at this stage, we just want to capture the basis of our idea.
When I draw thumbnails, I usually draw a draft on A4 size paper with a HB pencil to sketch it in as I find them just excellent to draft things out.
You can see the ideas taking shape in the thumbnail sketch below.
Thumbnail Sketch Example The Draft Layout
Developing That Draft Page Sketch Further
The comic page draft needs now to be worked on and so I retrace a basic outline from the initial draft with a pencil, but I do this loosely to not cement the pencil lines yet as there are some issues to be worked out, such as form and structure of the demon and it's relation to it's surroundings in the background.
Developed Page Draft- Looking Better!
Adding More Dark Areas And Detail
By adding more dark areas to your page drawing, you can pretty much say at this stage that what you shade in and add more detail will more than likely stay when you come to ink the page later on.
See how the drawing is coming together now...
More Detail On The Comic Book Page
Inking The Comic Book Page Will Continue In A More Detailed Hubpage
The inking stage of our comic book page will continue in a future hubpage, because I want to go over in detail on the inking process and what mistakes to avoid as well as how to clean up your artwork and make it looks as professional as possible, because there's more to inking than I have ever explained in any of my drawing tutorials, so look out for this hubpage coming soon...
For now see how to draw comic books from professional resources with the books below...