High on Life Cover Page Preview [Issue # 20; June 2017] and process on how I make webcomics

High on Life Cover Page Preview [Issue # 20; for June 2017] and process on how I make webcomics.
May 22, 2017

Hello,

Here’s the cover page and the process on how I make my indie/webcomics. I’m going to start making issue # 20 for June 2017 “High on Life”, Chapter 1 come June. I’ve also updated my online portfolio site this past weekend:
http://arvinvalenzuela.com/

If you think I fit your needs for a graphic artist/illustrator, just message so we can talk and let’s see if we can do something, okay? Thanks!

So, here’s my process. There are a lot of ways to do this and I’m not saying this is the best way because you can do all this digitally. I am just sharing my own process:
First off, I pencil the page:

And then, I ink over my pencils using technical pens and markers:

Now after that, I’ll scan the inked illustration at 300 dpi to have my lineart ready and then I will clean the image I just scanned on Photoshop and play with the levels, curves, brightness, contrast and other settings to achieve a crisp and sharp black and white lineart. The image below though still needs a little bit of tweaking for the final lineart that I want before I start adding colors:

Lastly, I’ll put flat colors for the lineart. This is the cover page. Sometimes though, I’d make the cover page like a digital painting but most of the time since I started adding colors to the cover pages of my comics, I just put flat colors to it. And that’s it. It’s done.

Cheers,
Vin

Sketches of the main characters below.

Rappler’s list of Filipino Webcomic Artists to Follow

May 6, 2017

Hello,

I want to thank Ms. Nile Villa and Andoyman of Rappler.com for including me on the list of Filipino webcomic artists to follow.
Visit their site to view the list, click the link below. 😀

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/169010-philippines-web-comics-artists?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral

Cheers,
Vin

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