Here is the first page of a project called ‘Blue Shade’ (sans dialogue balloons and text) written by twin siblings Steven and Theresa Romano. This page went through a lot of changes and probably took a lot more time then it should have. Most of the time was spent less on the drawing, but more on the panel-to- panel storytelling. For example in panels 3 & 4, when the two constables discover what has become of this poor girl do you see what they see and then their reaction, or their reaction and then what they see? I elected to show the constables’ reaction first, informing the reader how he or she should react to the ensuing panel. Hopefully it makes for better drama.
At some point I’d like to post the process I use to create a comic page and show the various stages a piece goes through before its finished. I’m always trying to streamline the process and be more efficient with my time so I can create the best work in the time allotted. Heh—me and every other artist, right?