Changing Ways

A graphic novel series by Justin Randall

Changing Ways book 2 behind the scenes part 3


I don’t draw with ink. All my pages are hand painted with black ink and water but prior to that, all artwork is pencilled. I use a standard A3 sheet of paper (photocopy paper is partially transparent and good when working from photo montaged templates) which fits a standard comic page quite comfortably. For pencils I’ll only use a .35 mechanical pencil, nothing smaller. I have enough trouble trying to not snap my .35 leads when drawing.

After this, the art is flatbed scanned at 600 dpi and then the brightness and contrast (or levels) are adjusted in Photoshop to enhance the contrast and make the pencil lines more defined. Ill then print this sheet on A3 (I use Quill XL MultiBoard 210gsm) and proceed with painting the line work.

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