Panel Deconstruction

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Joe:
“This is a scene that’s a little later in the story, showing the panel planning and drawing process up close. I’m using ArtRage here, but have since moved on to Manga Studio, as its specifically designed to develop comics with its comic page and panel layout features. Before Manga Studio, I was experimenting by creating each panel as a document, colouring each panel in Photoshop, then laying them out in Illustrator. Definitely not the optimum way to do it, huh? Anyway, this panel took a while as I had just started creating digitally. I like the “Hooker-Bot” head and the depth used here. Stan was drawn a couple of times to get his position satisfactory. In the end, I would also do a quick grayscale ‘wash’ to test out lighting.”