Last time on Section I, we covered the basics of storytelling in relation to comics, how text and dialogue can be formatted into sequential images, and various panel techniques to arrange your scenes.
Now that you have a script for a story, you should be aware of several things that are occurring as you begin sketching the panels: the panel’s layout to “direct” the readers through the story, individual composition within each panel, a character’s body language or expression, and how action is shown.
The 2016 Perseid meteor shower performed well on the night of August 11/12. The sky on that memorable evening was recorded from a perch overlooking Yosemite Valley, planet Earth, in this scene composed of 25 separate images selected from an all-night set of sequential exposures. Each image contains a single meteor and was placed in alignment using the background stars. The digital manipulation accounts for the Earth’s rotation throughout the night and allows the explosion of colorful trails to be viewed in perspective toward the shower’s radiant in the constellation Perseus. The fading alpenglow gently lights the west face of El Capitan just after sunset. Just before sunrise, a faint band zodiacal light, or the false dawn, shines upward from the east, left of Half Dome at the valley’s far horizon. Car lights illuminate the valley road. Of course, the image is filled with other celestial sights from that Perseid night, including the Milky Way and the Pleiades star cluster.
Hey! This is the result of my first project for a class about sequential imaging. I adapted the story “The Legion of Honor” by Guy de Maupassant into a beat board, taking liberties with the setting by turning it into a space opera but otherwise keeping the story intact.
anyways: I am absolutely going to keep that buff heroic frog design around.
My commission money goes toward paying for rent/bills/meds/groceries for myself and my partners! I will draw most things (as well as most NSFW) and more complicated commissions (sequential images, character sheets, etc) will be considered and priced on an individual basis. Reblogs appreciated!!
A year ago, I released a set of sequential images that I thought at the time were called an animatic. In reality, those were thumbnails. Now, a year later I am more well educated in the art of illustration, animation and storytelling.
Last year, I was enamored by InkPotts beautiful concept of creating animatics of ponies merged with the wonderful world of Broadway musicals. When they released the Pinkamena version of the Confrontation Track from the musical Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde I fell in love with the concept as well. I knew the song fit perfectly with Nightmare Moon and Luna. So out of fun I recorded my voice and manipulated my pitch in order to make it suitable for me to use it for my drawings. I was SO SICK when I recorded the song that I barely could hit the notes, but still I am happy with the end result. I took one week scribbling on storyboards templates what I more or less had in my head and at the moment I thought it was brilliant. Little I knew that I could do better, so much better. That is why I have taken the next opportunity of time available to elaborate on this project again. I some day wish to be able to animate fully and as I go through the path of my college career in animation and fine arts, I feel that day coming closer to the present.
I want to thank everybody who has been alongside my evolution as an artist. My Family, my Followers and my friends and loved ones. This is for you. Please enjoy it.
in short, i work at a book store and take great advantage of the ability to order whatever i want for the store without bearing the responsibility of paying for anything. i read a lot of books and texts about comics because i’m driven to make a graphic novel i’m proud of, these are just some of many i find noteworthy- b/c no one actually needs a bunch of courses or an art degree to obtain a broader upstanding of the illustrated narrative and subsequently grow as a comic artist.
binky brown meets the holy virgin mary - justin green (duh. essential for contextualizing early crumb/ spiegelman/ a lot of work in the comix scene & era as well as serving as the ultimate ideal model for the autobiographical comic narrative.)
graphic witness: four wordless graphic novels - masereel, ward, patri, and hyde (this and the former three are the best introduction to textless graphic novels/ expressionist woodcuts that i’ve come across. woodcut narratives have been so huge for me.)
AX volume 1: a collection of alternative manga - various authors (another personal favorite. but i think any comic artist can benefit from AX- it’s an amazing and diverse collection of highly stylized shorts that take really interesting and surreal narrative directions)
lynd ward: six novels in woodcuts - lynd ward (..,,there’s nothing i can say about ward that would do him justice really. he was the master of the craft and i just consider his work so intrinsically important.)
TO END ON A FUN NOTE ::: wampus, vol. 1- franco frescura & luciano bernasconi ((the stupidly fun dated as hell french comic book that’s supposedly a cult classic but i’ve never encountered anyone else who’s actually read it so like, help me out here)