Changing Ways

A graphic novel series by Justin Randall

Changing Ways book 2 behind the scenes part 5


I sketch all pages at a thumbnail size (approx. 50 x 100mm) with a pen or pencil, usually directly onto a printout of the script of that particular page. At such a small scale it’s easier to judge the use of space and how each juxtaposed images feeds into the next. After this I’ll scan the sketch at 300-600 Dpi, import it into Photoshop then resize the sketch to fit a standard comic page template (you can stretch or cut and paste the content as the sketch is merely a guide).

From here I can use layer guides to construct the frames (based on the early sketch), introduce voice bubbles to make sure the dialogue will fit comfortably and then digitally sketch new layout details, notes and content.

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