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Digitization of Comic Book

The digitization of the hand-drawn comic book was done in steps.

As a first step, I created the first page on Adobe Illustrator CC. But it didn’t work for the kind of graphics I wanted.

STEP 1: Compose boxes based on page scan
STEP 2: Export in .psd format
STEP 3: Draw over scan file and .psd file using Pen tool on Sketchbook Pro 2015
STEP 4: Colour using Airbrush and Copic Marker tools on Sketchbook Pro 2015
STEP 5; Export in .jpg format

The following are the digitized pages including the cover.

 

As a first step, I created the first page on Adobe Illustrator CC. But it didn’t work for the kind of graphics I wanted.

 

Page 1 Illustrator

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Story Planning (On Paper)

Following the explorations, I attempted to make the comic book. I wrote a short story about a ghost of a recently deceased individual having an existential crisis. This was followed by the ghost meeting a cat, which gave it the will to continue existing.

I then illustrated the story on paper and scanned it, to be used in the final render of the comic.

Illustrator

Illustrator Explorations (Advanced)

The following are projects made on Adobe Illustrator using more tools, and layers, than the ones used in the basic experiments.

 

The first two images were created using the original images displayed next to graphics.

Cheescake
Cheesecake (Reference Used)

 

 

R2D2
R2D2 from Star Wars (Reference Used)

 

The next exploration was created using the Shadow Effect and the Highlight Effect and tweaks in the colours of the original to look more harmonious.

 

R2D2 (Shadow Draft)
R2D2 from Star Wars – Finished Draft

 

 

Dobby
Dob-Bling Bling – A take on the elf Dobby from the Harry Potter series

 

 

Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren from Star Wars – The Force Awakens