So, as the title reads, this is my very first attempt at a comic, so both the art and the writing itself is pretty cruddy, if I do say so myself. Anyways, here are my first two comics. The basic premise is a sleepaway camp, and I plan to really have the story focus less on a main character (although Lance will probably stick around enough to be considered the main man.), and more on a vast array of cast members, from the older staff to the 7 year old campers.
So, here are my very first two strips. They're kind of big, so I thought I'd just give you the links, not being familiar with typical etiquette here.http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212 ... Strip1.pnghttp://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212 ... icomic.png
So these here are my first two. I'm working on my third, but that'll be a while (see below).
Do you think the tempate (size of panels, arrangement, ect.) works? Is it too big? Is the text not readable enough?
Anything to say about the basic artwork ?(I am working on my figure drawing and proportions, reading tutorials, ect. hopefully I'll get more realism as I improve.)
Does anyone know how I can make the images look less...pixel-y? Any observations on that subject?
Does the size of the people correlate well to the size of the background?
Was the first comic too cliche?
Did the second one make sense? Is it clear what Melinda is holding in her hand? Was the joke clear enough? Was the joke too clear, and not funny enough?
I image it'll take a while for the comic to really get where I want it to be, right now there are a lot of introductions to be made.http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212 ... LanceR.pnghttp://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212 ... lindaC.png
You'll no doubt notice on the lack of shading in the comics. For the third, I'm thinking I'll introduce some. What do you guys think of these two? (Sorry for the big files, again. Just going to give links.) It's harder than I expected it would be to chose which colours to use for that. The first one was my first try, and I don't think the colours correlate well. The shading on Lance's face and on his shirt is too different to look right, you can barely see it on his shirt whereas his face is has vast differences in colour. The second picture is better, I guess, with a more standardized way of choosing colours, but I'm not sure if the shading is too heavy. I guess the real question, how subtle shading needs to be, depends on the surroundings of the people. In a forest, there would be a lot of shading, no?
Thanks in advance for any feedback.