What Materials to Use Where in Your Comics

Many artists work in many different ways and use different materials and programs based on their work flow. Many are using computer programs for much of their work and may use one program from start to finish. I use several programs with my work starting with the very basic, my sketchbook. I begin in my book with the layout, then move onto a piece of comic book art board for the actual drawing. Once I have penciled and inked the drawing I photograph it and colour it with Photoshop. Once coloured it is taken into a program called Illustrator for the lettering and final layout. There are other programs that probably let you do everything in one program but over time I have gotten a decent workflow from the programs I use. Find what works for you and create the work flow that best suits your budget and creativity.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and comic book artist from Canada. He created the Pride Junkie Comic book series and is a well known illustrator in the Southern Ontario area. For more information visit his websites www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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