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Tutorial: Panel-Drawing+Coloring by ky-nim Tutorial: Panel-Drawing+Coloring by ky-nim
Unlike this outdated tutorial [link], this one is a very broad progress of how I go about with panel-drawing/coloring/etc.

Feel free to post questions in comments. I will try to answer them as best as I can..?

The panel is lifted from this comic I drew: [link]
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:iconinfiniteriver:
InfiniteRiver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How large of a sheet of paper do you normally use for sketching?

Great tutorial, thanks for making it! =D
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DarrynGrymm Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great work, thanx!
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graffiti-blaze Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
How long does it take you (like a range of time, I know it probably varies) to make a comic strip? Or even just a panel, in this style for instance.
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ky-nim Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Digital Artist
I wrote this in my FAQ! Check my profile page for that section :>
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graffiti-blaze Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you so much!
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ImaginationSlave Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting take on doing your panels. It makes a lotta sense tho.
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:iconchovyle:
Chovyle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooohhh shiny...
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:iconaster-the-badass:
Aster-the-Badass Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, A tutorial from one of my fav artists.
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angelstar3999 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:love: I really love your Tutorials :)
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:iconzurkon:
Zurkon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How do you draw the panels, cause I've been trying this my self and i cant figure it out.
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:iconky-nim:
ky-nim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
I use the stroke tool
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aquashiram14 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Where can I find an Intuos3 tablet? The Wacom site doesn't seem to sell them anymore, just Intuos5, and Intuos4...sad
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm sure you can find them on ebay.
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MiguelJusto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:D *tries to do with*
:O *fails*
QAQ *hugs myself in a fetal position and crys*
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Mechanicmachines Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I could never do this, but I really enjoy reading this. Thx
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Loki-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks so much for this :love: I always find it kind of difficult to work out how to manage the effects for comics. To get the blur-effect for movement is quite difficult too- do you use smudge or blur?
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't use smudge much...I use blur (the tool) in small doses. I much prefer using the blur filters (i.e. motion blur, gaussian blur)
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Loki-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Oh, I see, I see! ^^ Thanks for the tip! I'll try out the blur tool, and I gotta get me some Photoshop or something so I can use filters :giggle:
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Leoni-Fang02 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
This is an awesome tutorial! It should help me out a lot. Thanks for making this! :)
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RBHMEM Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This is helpful! Thanks! ^^
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TheCharleyJay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
"Ghetto, unprofessional?"

Either way it was a good tutorial. I haven't read the update yet but it sounds ominous...I think I know what will happen.
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vindurza Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very helpful =)
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zZappZz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! This looks very helpful~


And if this panel is part of the next comic, I'm worried for the pokemon on the other end of that Bulldoze...
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SkyDragon90 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I like the simplicity of this.
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AldrutheBrovahkiin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very simple and very helpfull tutorial, thanks for posting this! :3
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Very helpful tutorial, thanks!
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Bas-Serabas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Very helpful, Thanks Ky-nim~!
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LoveandBonestm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I like how it says ghetto/unprofessional. Hilarious!!!
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AeyraV Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty helpful! :D Do you have any tips for coloring quickly? I'm trying to start a comic but it seems like coloring is really time consuming, even just laying down base colors. ^^
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I use the magic wand on the lineart layer to select areas I want to color. Then I make a new layer and use the fill tool to color it in. Then I use the paint tool to fill in the rest
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AeyraV Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that too, it just takes so long sometimes. I guess I need to make my lineart cleaner... do you do all of your coloring on the same layer?
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I color by row but I merge it in the end to one layer
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AeyraV Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :3
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Fathix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This is very cool, and simple to understand. I've always liked using Overlay, especially since it works well as a sort of time saver for highlights.
The battle effects being done with the lineart is a good idea too. I imagine it makes keeping the composition in the overall image a lot easier, right from the start.

I always have trouble with placing and organizing the characters and action in panels and I think that might be why I have trouble committing to any sort of comic based project. Got any tips? :)
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Well the organization really comes during thumbnailing. I kinda have a rough plan of how I want the action to come out and then make a panel fitting for that action.

I also find it easier to just have 1-2 characters in each action panel, esp if its just a simple battle. Obviously group battle panels are more complicated...
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Fathix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Makes sense. I never really acquainted myself with thumbnailing, so I'll have to try to get back into the swing of doing that again. And I can imagine character-busy panels are a pain. I mean, regular images that are heavy on characters are, so condensing it into a panel is likely even harder.
Thanks!
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UmbreonGal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll have to do some expereimental pictures with this as my guide. :)
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SantaFeDreams Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*looks around and steals*!!!!SNAP PIE!YOU DID IT TOO?!LOLZ
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NintendoPie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-runs away with this
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