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These are simply the major steps to how I make the comic. There's no really describing, as you can get how I actually color an things in the tutorial here : [link]

If you're interested!

You can now see how sloppy my pencils are before I start inking. They are so HORRIBLE! I don't bother with small details and if something isn't to scale I don't bother changing it to match - I simply write a note to myself to change it when I ink over it. Like "shrink" or "make larger" or "push down" like seen here. To be quite frank, the pencils are more of a thumb, and I combine pencilling and inking in one. I hate drawing over the same thing twice, so my pencils are always very loose (at least digitally).

Then I fill in the flat colors, shade, and add 'atmosphere'. It's pretty simple really! Today it took me a long time, but to be honest the longest step is always the 2nd.

Coloring used to be the longest, but now it is definitely the inking cos I am trying to be so picky about line weight and forcing myself to draw smaller and with more flow.

THAT WAS SO BORING, go about your normal lives now! Might scrap in a bit.
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:iconcagedcreature:
cagedcreature Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
as a guy who is into comic making, this looks good
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VickiSnickers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
WOW! The jealousy running through my head right now. Jesus.

Kudos sir, kudos.
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TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think you mean maam but that's just me
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:iconvickisnickers:
VickiSnickers Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I call everyone sir.

But ok, ma'am it is :D
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TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I see, very well, proceed
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:iconvickisnickers:
VickiSnickers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
XD XD
Indeed, lets.
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TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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DietyRose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
i have a question, which you have probably already heard; how do you make ...'s eyes? like not just the glow, but the shape and how it curves in to make his expressions. thanks! <3

Oh and I absolutely love your art, and when i get some money (for i am so broke) i will buy hanna, and make things shaped like him...liek cookies...and a pie~
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konatacutecute Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, this is useful for me! (slowly biting the bullet to finally learn to work my photoshop program for my series) ^^;
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wa-wa-wa-wa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
*is in love with this ;_;
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Miniyuna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering what kind of texture you use and how do you apply it cause it always looks wonderful
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Dark-Ange1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Cool, I actually never do it step by step, I should do that, I've never thought about doing it like this :D
When I draw like I do I usually regret one part later and then it's to late to fix..
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Poigen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
What are the overlay layers that you use? Also... how do you do them?
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higashisgirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student General Artist
When you do the inking, is that with pens, or do you do that on the computer? If you do it on the computer, then may I ask what tools you use? :)
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mioaan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
how do you manage to get the texture only in the panels, and not on the white? or do you just erase it around the art?
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undead-faery Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Hey, I was wondering, how do you make your panel outlines look so neat?
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starfishey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm curious if you do some thumbs of the panel layout/angles before you do the sketch or if you just have a VISION and it works out in the end every time.
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Yoikodomo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
The flat colors step reminds me of Dr. Seuss in the most amazing way.
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Xileohp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Galileo, NOOOO!!!!!!
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Streakfree Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
XD
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Xileohp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
OHMAHGAWD I POSTED ON THE WRONG PAGE!
*shoots self*
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Sour-Apple-2012 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
When you make a comic, do you being with sketching it out on paper or do you start on the computer?
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vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I sketch it out on paper and then I put it through digital treatment! The inks and colors are all digital!

Hope that helps. :>
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Sour-Apple-2012 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Sure, I just know a few comic-ians who start directly on the computer without any paper whatsoever. I tried it myself but it blew up in my face. Thanks!
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vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Everybody's different! Hope you find something that works for you!
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aseariel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thanks :)
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DRei-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love seeing how people get their art all color and the process it takes. :3
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ZephyrElric Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, this is so cool.
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tarorae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very cool. I love progressive stuff like this. Absolutely fantastic.
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flyk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: !! lovely steps! thank you for posting...this is great!
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
I really like the idea of not overthinking your penciling stage. that really makes a lot of sense.

May I ask, do you seperate layers or build it all up on one? I'm really interested in the text where it looks like you've added a gradient layer, or is that painted?

Cheers,
Crispen
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vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thanks! Personally it's easier for me too because all the effort I put into the pencilling stage usually seems wasted in the end, as I tend to change things as I ink over them.

I build it up all on one until the very last stage where the 'atmosphere' and overlay layers are all on different layers with different overlay effects in Photoshop.

Hope that helps!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love looking at things like this - seeing the steps of how someone works is fascinating. I honestly would not be able to do what you do with pencils and inking here - I need some solid guidelines to ink over, which is why I spend so long on the sketching.

That, and I sketch like I'm a spastic hamster - lines go EVERYWHERE.

Thanks for posting this!
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Kona12 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:O WHUH nooo this is so cool! its interesting to see how you do this! i mean, it turns out SO AMAZINGLY LIEK TURTALLY AWESOMEZ


:D
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you for posting this!

Although, do you ink traditonally or digitally?
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vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I ink digitally! It's faster for me honestly. I tend to drag my hand through all my inks WITHOUT fail. :(
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pen tool or free hand?

Aw! I'm in the same boat too. Only I get too impatient and start erasing before the ink is dry. Ha.

Where would we be without Photoshop?
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Sapphirelullaby Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Gotta love how you draw/color this comment. <3 :heart: I've never seen the sketch of an image so unlike it's inked counterpart, though, haha.
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vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
It's true, they're barely the same, just in composition really, and even that shifts slightly. XD
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BK-47 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noooo don't scrap it. This is cool for us peeps who always miss your livestreams.
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Chiirein Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
This /is/ rather interesting... Or at least I think so. I dunno, I just think the colours getting put in are way neat... and how there's the shades, and then the highlightie-things...DX man, I wish I had the patience to do it.

D: Heh, also, that Hanna waaay up at the tippy top in the right corner panel is way cute. Just a side note...
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madmen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
but it was informative. :) <3
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thelifeofabinder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous GORGEOUS!! I'm so glad I can see the steps! This is the next best thing to one of your livestreams, I think (since I always seem to miss those).
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Carsis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hey,
when one inks digitally one no longer needs to be so clean with their pencil work :p its just extra work that isn't needed. Unless you want to go traditional, but that is a much different creature.
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myfantasia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I really like this process of steps. :)
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amras90 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...you've got to stop saying your comments/works are boring, because they never are! :]
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moonelfknight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I lawld openly at your pencil/thumb/sketch of ...

Also, I am now going to go through a phase of secretly doing EVERYTHING LIKE YOU, BECAUSE THAT MAKES YOU COOL, RIGHT?!
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Asaryn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student General Artist
The best part of seeing a process is how it makes us conscious of more of the details that go into what makes what we love some AWESOME.
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daydreamsinc Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It is cool to see you roughs and steps. C:
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spiers84 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I love seeing the steps of how its done. How long does it normally take to do one from start to finish?
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