Several people have been asking me about art and comicking so I thought I'd share a little behind the scenes stuff. Here's a screenshot of most of the pieces that were vectored before being assembled for the final comic.
I'm starting on my first comic. Starting very simple with a 6-panel one, which I have so far. I'm just aiming right now to sketch what it's going to be so that I know what's going to happen, what I'll need to draw, etc. Is there any advice you can give me for this? Any good "how-to-comic" guides you can think of (I've been looking everywhere for something like that)?
Sketching can be done in PS or paper (and then scanned or photographed). Illustrator is a good choice for "inking" the outlines whether you use the pen tool or the brush. The brush may be faster unless you're pretty good with the pen tool. It depends on how complex your drawings are. Either way, once that's done, you'll likely do the rest of the coloring in photoshop. Backgrounds included.
Well, I'm not too great with the pen tool. But I've never really inked before either. I think I'll go for inking though. Just gotta find lotsa tutorials. And I don't think my comic is particularly complex. Only the last of 6ish panels will have more than 1 pony and a pretty complex BG.
Your comics are just so... AWESOME! I bet you need to make tons of vectors for a single comic page? It would be better if you created a tutorial of your process of vectoring in Illustrator or any other software you use