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Sample Comic Page


This is a sample comic test page I was doing for a comic book idea. Its based off of H.P Lovecraft's world with cthulhu based mythos surrounding it. For some reason I have an unnatural liking for that.

I was mainly inking this on photoshop to see what shading tool would look best and I found out about the distortion tool. Honestly I think I like the kind of feel the distortion tool is giving as opposed to regular shading.

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An interesting comic idea, Ill give you that.

The inking seems ok, but it would benefit from a bit of line variety (having thicker and thinner lines).
The shading with the dissortion tool seems like a nice stylistic idea, but IMO it should be used in moderation. It tends to take away quite alot of platicity from the picture if overused. My advice would be to use the dissort-shading to reinforce the insane images the protagonist sees. Use normal shading everywhere else.
That aside, the overal style that you seem to pursue fits very well to the tone of your story (jugding by this page alone).

The core for a good story and comic is given here, though. I'm interested to see where this is going.

InsufferableCrap responds:

I really like that idea! Originally I made this quite a while ago so my shading with distortion kind of fell through while making Horrorshow (my current running webcomic). But I would like to revisit this little page and give it a nice redraw some time with a good variety on the lines and shading techniques. Thanks!

I would like to see more.

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3.66 / 5.00

Jul 24, 2013
2:32 PM EDT
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1280 x 1760 px
915.8 KB

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