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RGN Update #12 - How a Panel Develops, part 2Back to Part 1RGN Update #12 - How a Panel Develops, part 2 by rathacat
Panels in Pencil
Dani Long inserted each of the combined layout pages (Tod's rough layouts with sketched background plus Sheila's speech balloons) into a sized template in Photoshop as a reference layer for her pencil art. Well-done finished “pencils” as the drawings were called, were critical, since they would become the basis for the final page art. Tod would ink and color directly over them.
Dani created another layer above the layout and began drawing on that. She started with quick sketches, then posted those for critique. Based on the team's input, Dani refined her work, using her talent for feline anatomy to make lovely line drawings. She posted these for final critique and correction.
Here's our example panel sequence.
TO WHOEVER PURCHASED VOLUME II of "THE WATERS OF NYRA" on TUESDAY: This copy is an Advanced Uncorrected Proof and is NOT intended for the public. It is a leak. I’m not angry—please enjoy, but know that my editors have yet to look it over (for one, the cover is off-center)!