I'm currently reading up on comic page construction and since I love how your pages turn out, I was wondering if you have any recommended reading or certain rules you follow?


fowlie:

Ah geeze, my page layouts are all pretty standard, actually.  Most of what I know I picked up from comics I’ve read, and advice from friends.  

I like to follow the KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid.  95% of my Fritz pages look like this:

Things I think are important:

  • Big panels feel like they have more time passing in them, while smaller panels feel very quick.  Open panels can create a great scene of lingering or slowed time (don’t put them too close together, it can get confusing when they’re touching.)
  • Establishing shots to open new scenes, so the reader knows where the fuck we are and what characters are there.  If you’re going back to an already established location, you can fudge it and rely on ‘land marks’ of the location.  
  • Gutters, they separate your panels and give them room to breath, and clarity.  I like to avoid black gutters for this reason.  
  • Breaking the panel should be used sparingly, but is a great way to make the action really ‘pop’.  
  • Every page should have at least one background, to ground the characters and setting. 
  • Word bubbles from different panels shouldn’t be too close or touching.  Most people read the words on a page first, and this can mess up you panel order by leading their eye wrong. 
  • Keep dialog short and sweet, don’t cover your characters in words. Save large amounts of text for large panels. 
  • Show don’t tell.  Comics are a visual medium, have fun with your art. 

Now, all rules can be broken.  I wing pages a lot, and go with my gut when it comes to a lot of my decisions in layout.  Comics are visual art first, so if something doesn’t follow the ‘rules’ but feels right/looks good, I’d say go for it.  Experiment and have fun!  The more comics you draw, the better they get.

Read lots of comic, from different artists, and think about what you like about their work.  Movies are great, too, for figuring out tricks for visual transitions and scene layouts.  I have a habit of imagining how I would draw some transitions/scenes to get the same feeling in still, black and white pictures.  

I hope this helps! 

plantsa-man said: I approve of this. B3

Are you approving of Rids’ abuse of me or Rids’ existence or my panic

I’d be annoyed if my relationship with Rids didn’t basically consist of him finding ways for me to lose faith in humanity

girlwholovesdragons:

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quirkdemon:

tuxedoangel:

teapotsahoy:

Yes, good, correct use of train technology.

This is so cool……

she’s a dragon
she’s a dragon

Reminds me of Skyrim when you slay dragons and there’re all bones.

SHE’S A DRAGON

girlwholovesdragons:

anti-social-jaguar:

quirkdemon:

tuxedoangel:

teapotsahoy:

Yes, good, correct use of train technology.

This is so cool……

she’s a dragon

she’s a dragon

Reminds me of Skyrim when you slay dragons and there’re all bones.

SHE’S A DRAGON

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Baby rabbits are (or rather; should be) called kits or kittens.  They are not called bunnies.  ‘Bunny’ is not a techincal term in the slightest. Its just a ‘nickname’ given to rabbits in general - similar to calling a dog a pooch or a fish a fishy.

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Baby rabbits are (or rather; should be) called kits or kittens.
They are not called bunnies.  ‘Bunny’ is not a techincal term in the slightest. Its just a ‘nickname’ given to rabbits in general - similar to calling a dog a pooch or a fish a fishy.

(( The Bun Lara is here for you, Bun uvu X'''D ))


double the BUN. ilu dearest <3

I got my computer graphics midterm back, and I flat out wrote the wrong answer, but then the prof crossed it out and then wrote the correct answer and gave me full credit. I am okay with this.

In other news, I’m considering making an actual art side blog to this account and allowing this blog to mutate into some kind of ridiculous bunny blog/social/reblog wtf-ery blog? I’ll get on that someday…

(( Awww, thanks, Bunnish! It almost makes me feel sorry for what's about to happen in the near future. uw u ))


Yeah no pr-what

RIDS DON’T DO THIS VAGUE GAME

ARE WE TALKING FLESHY GOREY BAD FUTURE SORT OF SORRY

MUSCLE BOUND WTF ADVENTURE SORRY

OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA OF THE BODY HORROR KIND SORRY

OR THE I’M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR SO YOU CAN FREAK OUT IN CONFUSION SORT OF SORRY

HI BUNBUNCUTIE HOW YOU DOIN THIS EVENING?


I’m answering this like two days late but

pretty much how I’m doing all the time.

AAAND I SAID I didn’t like being called cute but

fiiiiine I’ll make an exception for the likes of you. I’m pretty much asking for it when I keep posting all these damn bunns.

but i cant stop posting bunns help look at themmm

WE TOLD YOU. WE WILL DROWN YOU IN BUNNIES. ALL OF THEM. MWAHAHAHA


it’s okay, though, this is exactly how I want to go. Good-bye guys and thanks for the bunns.

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