Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Episode 3 - The Thumbnail

This week I talk about thumbnails! The process I go through when, recieving a new script from a client. Taking that script, then creating thumbnails.


How to Create a Successful Comic Using Industry Applications Like Manga Studio, with Doug TenNapel

Scribbles with Jonathan on YouTube
John Lees "The Standard. Issue 1, page 1" Script:
LIVE Scribbles with Jonathan on UStream. Helping a viewer with breaking down a thumbnail, for his Webcomic.

1 comment:

  1. Great episode, dude! Definitely much improved with the sound, as well. Did you just get lucky with the wind?

    One thing I'd add, especially with working completely digitally, is the ability to blow up thumbnails and pencil directly on them. There's definitely an energy in the thumbnails that's difficult to recreate, especially in the later stages of the process. I know you were only talking about the thumbnailing step in this episode, but I think it's good to keep in mind what the thumbnails will be used for.

    I think it's important to try and stay as rough as possible with the thumbnails, and that can be hard, especially if you know you'll be using them as the actual underlying structure of your pencils.

    Anyhow, thanks for the episode! I particularly liked the very last tip about combing other comics for potential camera angles.