Your comic is rad! when you're thumbnailing it out (if you even do) does it take a few tries to get the panels n angles right? Or do you just know how you want it as soon as you start?
OH BOY!! It’s actually a mix of both! LONG POST ;D
I thumbnail on paper, and it’s very rough. I struggled a lot with the next chapter so there was a lot of going back and redoing panels cause some didnt sit well or it seemed too boring to me (I’m still learning panels OTL).
Sorry it’s so bright, but my typical thumbs look like this. This thumb was edited tho ;w;’’ But YEAH it’s very ugly and sketchy.
But the second time I go over the thumbs with Sai, I refine them and possibly change things again so that it’s ready for lining. It’s still pretty messy sometimes, and I don’t always include the bg but it looks like this somewhat! I don’t always know what I want, it mostly comes to me as I go and that’s not always best cause i get stumped VERY often since I’m trying to go for more poses and dynamics, which I’m currently struggling with a lot, bUT IM LEARNING!
But here’s a more drastic difference from thumbs to lines:
This page didn’t have much to it, just three big ass panels and I was starting to add more to my pages by now.
I completely forgot I wanted Noel to scream profanity LOL but went with him yelling ‘IM COOL’ instead >w>;; He does this often so having him scream ‘PISSING DICKS’ would be kind of odd. Sorry for the blotch of white in the middle, I must’ve erased that for some…weird reason.
AND TADA! This came out longer than I anticipated but I hope that helps put things into perspective ;w; <3