Friday, April 29, 2011

thumbnail layouts for a 10 page Wildcat story/JSA 80 Page Giant

Here's an insight into the work process. I wrote this story, and after my plot was approved, I broke it all down in small layouts, to pace out the action and make sure I had a good blueprint for my finished art. Most of it was done in a regular writing pen on a sheet of 11x17 paper, with the splash page done in more detail, as I liked the rough enough to tighten it further, so I could enlarge it for light-boxing onto the drawing paper. Sometimes a really tiny rough can help you , with a busy scene. I guess when I hit a layout I like, I know better than to try and redraw it on a bigger sheet, because you can lose what appealed to you at this stage. Compare the splash to the finished page, posted earlier on this blog. Best,JER


3 comments:

tgcarlini said...

This is great stuff to see! (I was the editor and I don't see this stage!)

Imagine if we all could have had access to this kind of "behind the scenes" material when we wanted to get into comics...

This is awesome work process evidence for aspiring (or WORKING) artists!

Mike C

Jerry Ordway said...

Thanks Carlini! I figured I could turn this into an ebay advertising AND learning experience:) Wait until I start writing the autobiographical stories about "The Great Carlini and Dummy Wohl! Jer

tgcarlini said...

I swallow... but the Dummy sez: "Gulp!"