Comic 51 - Page5

Posted on 3rd Feb 2013, 1:34 AM in Chapter Three
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MassDet 3rd Feb 2013, 1:34 AM edit delete
Here is page five, just under the wire. I think this page might have ended up being a little too busy. Hopefully it's coherent enough. The story is getting a lot more complex than at the beginning so its taking some extra effort to get all the information I need into the pages. Defiantly a learning process.

Anyway thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment and tell me what you think.


cattservant 3rd Feb 2013, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Now now, let's not quibble over resources!
Grey Garou 3rd Feb 2013, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
Grey Garou
Acutally, it's kind of refreshing to see more than three panels to a page. Speaks of somebody who really wants to tell a story instead of looking for every shortcut possible.

Eight panels isnt bad, following them isn't tough. I know I've mentioned this before, but to me it's just the black panel borders that kind of muddy up the flow. As always, that's just my observation. And I know you're aware of them.

I think you mentioned that some of these pages were done a while ago? Correct me if I'm wrong.
MassDet 3rd Feb 2013, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
The drawing of this page is kinda old, I had to rush to finish the colors today haha. Do you think the lines are still too thick on this page? I actually did thin them out on this one, but are they still too thick?
Grey Garou 4th Feb 2013, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Grey Garou
It's not the thickness so much as the fact they are black instead of having traditional white gutters. Maybe it's because I grew up with that exclusively in comics. The problem I perceive is that they don't seperate the panels as well, and the black panel borders appear at times to blend into the inking itself. I feel it slows down the flow of the sequential art experience.

For fewer panels, the black borders are not as bad. But I am traditionalist and pragmatic when it comes page layout, I always put legibility and panel flow over any kind of aesthetic experimentation. To me, the white traditional gutters are the most efficient in that regard.

I just feel that the black borders aren't wrong, just not the most effective. And if that's the worst problem, I think you're doing pretty good.
MassDet 5th Feb 2013, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
That is not something I had thought of. I just thought to make them thinner. I will have to look into that for future pages. I really appreciate you taking the time to give me some help.
zenla 3rd Feb 2013, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
well showing everyone face reaction is kinda important
CyberSkull 3rd Feb 2013, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Unless they have some very fast casting artillery-class spells, there probably isn't anything in the castles armory that will permanently damage Syn.
MassDet 3rd Feb 2013, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Well...lets just say the Magistrate does his homework and would be well prepared for her.
CyberSkull 4th Feb 2013, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
So he's got some nasty heavy battle magic handy or a plasma rifle?
MassDet 5th Feb 2013, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
I've said too much!!