Chris Dreier’s Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 8

Chris Dreier’s Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 8

Over all this is a pretty straight forward page. With the exception of the Clown…the balding guy on the left. But I’ll get to him in a moment.

The identity of his new sidekick is a secret that is why his face is in shadow. The second panel I have all of the contour lines finished and the outline for black areas. I mentioned in the past I found doing contours first and then the feathering and smaller details last helps to get the page done a bit faster

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Free Hand Drawn Circle Digital Brush by Chris Dreier

Free Hand Drawn Circle Digital Brush by Chris Dreier

Free Hand Drawn Circle Digital Brush by Chris Dreierhttps://shoutfyre.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/digitalbrush_handdrawncircles_demovideo.mp4Click on the button below to download the Hand Drawn Circle Digital Brush by Chris Dreier. This brush was created to be used...

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Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 6 by Chris Dreier

Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 6 by Chris Dreier

Page 6 is a splash page revealing a giant robot. The first thing I did was put some perspective rulers in so I could ink the background buildings. This first image shows the rulers’ placement. The horizontal line is the horizon line and the other two sets the vanishing points. As you can see the points are far off the page…that’s why I have the image so zoomed out.

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Creating Comics Panel by Panel Color Flats by Chris Dreier

Creating Comics Panel by Panel Color Flats by Chris Dreier

I get all my freelance work as an inker. However, I color my creator-owned comics like Freaks & Gods. For this particular book…Tales of the Dark Tunnel I choose to go with a color palette that closely resembles the 64 colors available to comics back in the 70’s – early 80’s.

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Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 5 by Chris Dreier

Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 5 by Chris Dreier

Now we’re on page 5 of the Tales of the Dark Tunnel Exclusive comic. We start with the pencils where a tank is transforming into a giant robot (because they do that). I liked this in-between look. So I used the “polygon selection” tool and selected all the black areas and filled it black. I used a tone to add shape and shading and simple line work. Overall, it turned out nice; it has a feeling of movement which is what I wanted to convey.

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Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 4 by Chris Dreier

Creating Comics Panel by Panel Freaks & Gods Page 4 by Chris Dreier

Flame Girl blasting the Octopus with everything she has! Her hands and flames were inked on a separate layer so I can change its color during the flatting stage.
You can see that Giuseppe (penciler) drew the lines in her hands going down to the center of her palms. I placed a”radial line” ruler off to the right so every feathered line would point in that direction. Ya know… a blast. Also, keeping in mind the single light source. Which Giuseppe did a great job in the pencils.

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