A few thumbnail sketches

While I have fallen behind on Sunnyville Stories #12, I do have some thumbnails to share with you.

Sunnyville Stories #12 thumbnail drawing

I explained why doing thumbnails is important.  

It is important to determine what your comic will look like beforehand.  I need to make sure the story flows okay and I choose the right panels.  One of the reasons here that I’ve fallen behind is that the twelfth story for Sunnyville is more unconventional.  The story is being done like a detective story or a noir movie, complete with narration from Rusty.  In this first page, it’s my intent to present this from Rusty’s “crime files” as if he’s a detective recounting a case of his.

Sunnyville Stories #12 thumbnail sketch

The drawings are crude – characters are represented in thumbnails by stick figures for a reason.  These are meant to be throwaway sketches intended to determine the positions and facing of characters as well as how they are arrange in the panels.  On other pages, I also may have arrows indicating where they are looking or where they might be walking.  Other notes that I need to know for the pencil stages are also scribbled in for my own reference.

I hope to have some pencils up in the next few posts.  I also want to see about going back to two blog posts a week in the future.

That’s it for now.  Sunnyville Stories Vol. 1 (ISBN 9780615653921) is still for sale on Amazon. Copies of Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 and Von Herling, Vampire Hunter are for sale right now at Great Stories. Check out Direct Textbook too for more details on my books!  And if you have an Amazon Kindle, get Sunnyville Stories Volume 1, Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 and Von Herling, Vampire Hunter for it today!

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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