We've talked a few times in newsposts and Quackcasts about how tablets have made digital art more convenient than ever. But as much as I enjoy the clean lines and bright colours of digital drawing, when inspiration strikes I still often find myself reaching for my sketchbook and ProMarkers. There's something really satisfying about the texture of paper that a tablet can't quite reproduce. The only downside to this is that I've never had much luck translating traditional art into screen-friendly comics.
Generally I run into two problems:
- Do I draw the full comic page at once, or separate panels which I put together (along with speech bubbles, etc.) in photoshop?
- How do I preserve the original colours?
I know traditional art webcomics can be done, because I happen to be a sucker for watercolour webcomics! So for those of you who have incorporated traditional art into your comics, any tips for those of us who can't quite seem to make it work? And why have you decided on traditional art over digital? Let us know in the comments!
Bringing Old School V-Day Back
Don't forget to send kawaii your old school valentines to share with the class! The deadlines is February 8th. Check out this thread for more info. I've already submitted my own wonderfully cheesy valentine for you all!
Genejoke's comic BASO has hit 250 pages!
From Genejoke: “Aside from Lite bites, only one of my comics has reached 250 pages before and that (Malefic) made a grand total of 250 pages and a final notice of no further continuation. BASO, at least for me has recently become reinvigorated. I know writing wise I had been struggling with it, but now I am back on course and have a lot of new and exciting stuff coming up in the next god knows how many pages.”
Have a comic milestone, a community project or some comic-related news that you'd like to see here? Do you have original art for our newspost image database? Send it to me via PQ or at hippievannews(at)gmail.com, or leave a comment below!
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HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2015
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