Maelstrom 1 p10

Big post! This time, the videos are for the whole thing, sketching, penciling and inking. But first, the thumbnail sketches.

This was not an easy scene to direct. Many sketches were needed.

We often use cinematic terminology, but the process is the same after all. The sketches you see here have the same use as storyboards drawn to set up scene in cinema. I’ve told you that french comic book pros do call those storyboards, didn’t I?

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Once the best solution is reached, I do posing sketches. Most of them are pretty bad, but hey, better do my mistakes on the sketches and not on the final page.

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The sketches of the hands above are those of my good friend, Jacques Lamontagne. While we were spending the day at his studio, he graciously offered to help.

If you look again at the sketch above, you’ll note that I didn’t use the photo to draw the rest of the body. I should have. Ha!

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Then, I laid out the page of photocopy paper…

The results…

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I then printed it on a larger board (in light blue, always) and made the drawing more precise…

I used a reference for the rifle. This is an old russian sniper rifle…

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And then, the inking stage…

Cheers,

Denis

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