Crow wrote:Thank you for the replies.
@Harishankar: I have a chronological outline of the comic I'm working, although it only lists the events. I make the character reaction/development as I go, which is like running on shaky ground. Again, I'm not sure if what I'm doing is right.
@McDuffies: Would only being in a different place, thus having a different background, be a good enough transition? Last I asked someone, they said it was jarringly abrupt.
I've not done a lengthy story comic yet. Not yet confident of that yet. But, in my experience even in a shorter comic, panel-by-panel description might help. For example, try to describe the scene in the planned panel with words in your outline unless it's just two people facing each other mouthing off dialogue. Also a draft of the dialogues if needed.
I find that simply describing in words is a hell of a lot less work and allows a lot of flexibility than trying to draw first and see if it works later. That's simply laborious unless you're your comic is a test-bed of sorts. Using verbal descriptions might also help you visualize the scene in your mind, helping you plan the illustration.