Much the Miller's Son (Xeric winner!)

Post comics.
Post Reply
User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:14 pm

Alright, so here's the thumbnail for this page. I usually try to work further ahead than this in order to get the flow of the story, but this week I'm a little behind.

Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:15 pm

Here's the rough version of the page. You'll notice I resized the thumbnail to match the page dimensions then adjusted the color to black and lowered the opacity. I then drew over it in red on a new layer. The translucent yellow and red layer is the print template. It shows the safe zone and bleed area for when I print the page. I try to keep all important art and the dialogue within the safe area so it won't get cut off. I also have guides set up on the page which you can't see, but all they do is divide the page into 6 panels.
Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:17 pm

And here we are with the finished inks. I use a custom brush with a rough texture and heavily modified the tilt and pressure sensitivity to mimic my real-world brush. I also scanned in a favorite traditionally inked page and matched my brush size to the line-width. That way my lines stay consistent throughout the page. The other thing I did is adjust the flow and opacity of the brush to give it lifelike variation.

Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:17 pm

And finally, the speech balloons. I like to leave this step until the end because it gives me time to focus on the dialogue while adding some spontaneity to the process. In a sense, it's an opportunity to 'improvise'.

Spontaneity is important to me. I like to keep the process as lively as possible. There have been times where I have plotted out a sequence months in advance only to discard it and start fresh when I sit down to draw the page. I find it's good to let the story find it's own way, even if I have an ending in mind.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Click on the link to read the final page.
Image

If anyone has questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for reading!

Steve
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:51 pm

matthewart wrote:heh heh... I understand loosing oneself while finishin up a video game. Just finished Toy Story 3 the game myself... and now all I want to do is comics again... :) I'm so glad to see new stoof dude! You rule!!!
Thanks matt! Do you have a thread for your comics?
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:45 pm

Image
Image

User avatar
pH
Posts: 115
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:26 pm
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Contact:

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by pH » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:21 am

Hey Steve! I'm luvin seeing your process. I didn't know you work digital! I guess that means your doing it right. Good work!

You going to comicon again this year?
Image

Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:06 pm

Thanks man! Yeah, I'll be at Comic-Con again, still no table though.
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:41 pm

Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (back in action 2010!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon May 03, 2010 8:53 am

Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (Art Giveaway pg 16!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Wed May 12, 2010 10:49 pm

Hey Everybody!

As a way of celebrating three years of Much, I'm giving away free original pages from book 2!

Just for fun, I'm setting up a contest. The winner will get first choice of the available pages and runners up can choose in descending order. I'll also post the winning entry.

Here's the contest. If Much the Miller's Son was ever made into a feature film, who would you cast? Please specify if you're thinking of a live action or animated film and provide links to IMDB in case I don't recognize the names.

Your Cast:

-Robin Hood

-Maid Marion

-The Sheriff of Nottingham

-Little John

-Will Scarlett

-Friar Tuck

-Alan a-Dale

-Much the Miller's Son

Deadline is June 1st. I'm interested to see what you guys come up with, because it will give me an insight into how you perceive the characters.

Looking forward to it!

Steve
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (Art GIveaway pg 16!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Tue May 18, 2010 3:29 pm

Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (Art GIveaway pg 16!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:31 pm

Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (Art GIveaway pg 16!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:00 am

This week, a guest strip from Becky and Frank over at http://www.tinykittenteeth.com Image
Image

User avatar
Steve LeCouilliard
Posts: 367
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Much the Miller's Son (Art GIveaway pg 16!)

Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:07 am

Image
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 8 guests