I’ve just added a Character Profile Template page in the Writing section. I designed this template specifically for use with comics so it has a number of visual elements. If you find this useful, please feel free to copy and paste 🙂
The research I have done to date on creating and self publishing digital comics (specifically eComics) has led me to put together a Digital Comics Workflow which I have defined here. I will keep this workflow updated to reflect my latest learnings as I stumble along the way.
Project ADC-1 Concept Art. I’ve blocked in the colours for the Benevolen concept. In Manga Studio, I started with the brush tool and then found that the pen tool lays down colour more evenly – which is what I wanted for blocking in.
OK here’s a character concept sketch of the main protagonist in my digital comic. Using a reference photo, I worked in Manga Studio 5 with a Wacom graphics tablet. This represents around 40 minutes of sketching for me.
I’ve been character designing and expanding on my digital comic plot which currently consists of a text file of 455 words. Originally I’d estimated 1 hour for plotting, I’ve spent 6 hours on it already but I reckon I’m about done with the high level plotting now.