Preview pages for Changing Ways: Book 2 are now available to view.
The number one question I’m asked by people wanting to do comics is, “how long does it take to do a page?” If I don’t factor in the role of writer and just focus on the art, it would be something like this.
30 minutes to sketch a layout for a page and make sure all dialogue fits well with the rest of the composition.
1-5 hours of photography, depending on locations and travel.
1-2 hours to mock up the page with photo templates.
1 hour to sketch additional non-photo based content.
30 minutes to add mock copy and loose voice bubbles (for the letterer, when needed).
2 hours to draw the page in pencil.
1-2 hours to paint the page (water and ink).
30 minutes to scan and prep the artwork for Photoshop.
2-4 hours to add everything else (color, light, shadow etc).
Which adds up to Approx 13hrs per page