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Loom's Paneling Musings 03: Hand Gestures by LOOMcomics Loom's Paneling Musings 03: Hand Gestures by LOOMcomics
Musings on Paneling
03: Hand Gestures

*_* More Thoughts. Hopefully is ADD friendly.

This pulls from the two previous short tuts, incorporating both the "zigzag/2" effect and "stepdown." :) Hope you like i~it. *_*

:star::star::star:Finalized, Unmarked Reference Page Used Can be Viewed Here. and the Second One Can Be Viewed Here.:star::star::star:

Vampire Fetish Sample Page (c) *LOOMinate

:iconstopplz: WARNING:This is just one principle concerning a single page. Don't take it to be all encompassing but rather a single penny thrown into the wishing fountain. I'm not saying to always these principles. I'm just musing about them. :)

Other Tutorials in this Series:
:bulletred: 01: The Big #2
:bulletred: 02: Stepping Down
:bulletred: 03: Hand Gestures
:bulletred: 04: Little 2, Big 2

Other Tutorials:
:bulletblue: Mesh-Hatching
:bulletblue: Chain-Hatching
:bulletblue: Comic Thumbnail PLanner
:bulletblue: Comic Spread Planner
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comicscomixcomikz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome toot! HX.
LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome. :)
Charanty Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Interesting way to organize paneling.
LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Charanty Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
OELchampion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
(Love this part in Vampire of the Opera soooo much! ^^) Again, though. So insightful and so imply put. Thanks for sharing!
LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
(I'm glad! I think it's fun. ^^) I'm glad you like it. Hopefully, it is something that many people can use however they want.
RaytheDarkest Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wow, I always wondered why your stuff was a breeze to read. I really love the example pages here. I looked at the raws and they're automatically not only nice to look at, but super easy to discern reading direction and read! I can also see the stepdown effect utilized fro the last tutorials. In the first example, The "Urk! Off-key!" breaks in to send us in the zigzag direction. It's very easy on the eyes to read, and I can tell you've got a lot of subtle things going on. I always wanna try doing my own stuff when I read stuff like this, but it's surprisingly hard to do! One of the things that hangs me up the most is the shape of speech bubbles. You do speech bubbles very well, but when I'm pressed to do it, I'm always unsure where to put them. Also, on page one, you put a sound effect behind Jude that ALSO leads down to the next speech bubble! I never thought about it like that, but do you use sound effects to lead to things, too? I'm gonna go read this comic all over again...
LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Er, thank you? I know it's not a breeze all the time, but all I can do is try my best.

I have faith that things will get better over time, with perseverance. Sometimes, I rework a page spread three or four different ways and pick what feels right in my heart. So, it's really a very personal feeling when it comes to it.


(And all people have diff. ways to thinking about it. That's why I wrote the beauty of comicking was just how many different ways of paneling and storytelling there are!)

Yes, in this case in particular, Jude's sound effect was planned. Also the gradient in the 3rd panel mimics the direction Jude is pointing. So, sometimes stuff is very deliberate. (And sometimes it's happy accident, I admit. And sometimes I fudge up completely, but that's ok too.)
Hiurro Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Can I have some links to some clean versions of the pages? I can't really tell if it's working since the only thing leading my eyes are the giant red arrows.
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