School has started again (my last semester, provided I don't screw up) and so everything is overwhelming and scary.
To relax, I've smashed myself head first into a huge project, because that will totally help.
Really, I'm just still working on an ongoing thing...
Oh Hell, Donna!
I thought I'd take a moment to show you the general steps of how this works.
1.) I write a script. This means I loosely say what I want to happen, then break that up into scenes, then break THAT up into dialogue and panels.
2.) Crappy, sketchy thumbnails that only make any sense to me, like this:
Pages upon pages of that crap.
3.) I take a break to drink some tea.
4.) Pencils! I usually get way ahead of myself and start doing the inking of the text in this phase, just to be sure there is room.
...Don't do it this way. I make terrible choices in my art.
5.) I draw all the borders, finish up the pencils...
6.) Then I ink the pencils, erase EVERYTHING (meaning, Rob erases it) and scan it all in.
8.) Likewise, the backgrounds (usually watercolor) are done separately, and then placed in where they need to be.
9.) We have flat color (usually digital)... Though I have no examples to show you right now...
10.) We have shades and highlights and backgrounds, oh my!
I also have a font/typeface of my handwriting, but I've only ever used it on one part of the comic, or places where I've screwed up while inking. Hmm.