Monday, March 8, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #519 Page 8 Step by Step

Oh no, not the repetitive ART DECO panel designs ... arrrgh ... run and hide!

So, there were all these scenes in Uncanny X-Men 519 that would take place in Scott's Mindscape (that we had setup as an art deco environment in 504), so I thought it would really help make these pages ( and the issue) more distinct by using these more decorative panel arrangements. Not sure if it worked or not, but was a good excuse to play around. This is all fairly gimmicky and easy to do but sometimes can be used effectively, and gives a much more "artsy" and well thought out look without much effort.

To keep the panels symmetrical I would scan in partially completed pages into Photoshop and flip back and worth until I got the symmetry I wanted. Then would trace off the corrected version.

You can see in these scans that I wasn't happy with my initial big Emma reveal at the bottom of the page and so reworked it for a more dynamic and appealing shot.


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