#1 ... things happen, we laugh enough and here we have something worthing for a Nana comic.
#2. Drawing the Idea of it!!! I have very short memory and not really keeping myself enough active about that, so I need a little block notes to keep the idea inside for a future comic.
#3 Sketch it. Lately I am doing many pencils on the bus, and I can say that it's a great way to produce something, as I always try to save time in any possible way. If you think at a bus, is not driving that nicely, but it makes a lot of stops ;)
That, and I finished to see some TV series recorded on my portable video reader...
#4 Trace it and scan it. At the beginning I was simply drawing on the pencils, or even directly with the pen, and just fixing with photoshop. When I was in the studio there were eventually lighting table to use, and since then has become more painful, because I had to trace the draw on the windows, during light time... So I did some of them directly in Photoshop again. Last trick that I am using are tracing paper. they work very well, but the line is thicker... And for the tracing pen I used different kind as you can notice...
#5 Photoshop! I move the characters to fit them with the text, cleaning up the draw, reuse what i can, scale some not proportioned character ... basically making it cuter. After that I use a filter to have a more liquid ink feeling. And here I have to fix a lot again because I loose some line here and there... After that, it's just about turning the black into brown and that's it.
I know, so much work for a so simple look comic! Please, forgive me, I'm just unable to draw all directly in Photoshop, as Pascal Colpron does.