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H0ly's Comic Making Process by H0lyhandgrenade H0ly's Comic Making Process by H0lyhandgrenade
How I make eight pages in seven days (or eight, if you include the day off).

A few of you asked, so here it is =) A little look into how I make my comics. Not a tutorial as such... I know it's not very in depth, but if there's something you'd like to know or a stage you'd like more detail on, just let me know and I'll get to it some time!

By the way, not all the pages I make are for Mokepon o' course xD The reason I'm making so many is because I'm working darned hard to get my Rumplestiltskin book made!

To read the finished page, click here! [link] To read the whole thing from the start click here- [link]
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:iconragingraccoons:
RagingRaccoons Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I've really needed this help :) I just wish i had photoshop. :'(
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hermengarde Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm wondering, do you archive all the pages you sketch/print? Or do you only keep the inked page, if at all? What's your method for archiving (dossiers, folders, drawers, A PILE OF PAPERSHEETS ON A DESK)? :3
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I keep all the inked pages in a plastic folder. I hope to sell 'em someday =)
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:iconhermengarde:
hermengarde Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Now that was a fast reply, thank you! ^^ I wanna keep my pages somewhere safe too, but archiving has never been my strong point xD I'm trying to see what solutions are best for it :)
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:iconthecrazyparodycow:
TheCrazyParodyCow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Very helpful. Thanks so much for this.
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:iconkuro-book:
kuro-book Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Oooh~! This is actually pretty helpful! Thank you! :3
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:iconhasgral:
Hasgral Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What tools do you use for inking?
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:iconchocoholicxxx:
ChocoHolicxxx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
you make me want to start a webcomic e ve
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:iconchocobohero:
chocobohero Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is extremely useful! I never used a script before---I usually went straight to the storyboard part. You = genius!
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:iconhollowheartlessizsak:
hollowheartlessIzsak Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gaaah!! you are the best person EVER for making this >.<
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xYorutenshi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL day 8 is very important ewe
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:iconpolyfreak:
polyfreak Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thats how you do it :$ pretty fricken aweomeness. And yes day 8 is very important
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:iconazizla:
Azizla Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm drawing the Flash-comics, but this thing is very useful for me too. =)
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Kamashari-Echoes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a DeviantArt account, make comics, AND get wasted? Wow, you must CERTAINLY be living THE LIFE... *sarcasm*

But really now, I LOVE Mokepon and you never cease to amuse me with it. Keep it up!

Yes, I'm that Kamashari guy.
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FernTheShapeShifter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
o.o that is amazing! how long does it take you to make one page?
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
If I was just making one page start to finish, then one day. If I work in a batch like this I can make eight pages in seven days =)
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SKOpseudonym Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   General Artist
Thankyou for doing this. I find drawing my comic a laboriously slow process, and I'll definitely give this method a try in the hope that one day I can make it as awesome (and regular!) as Mokepon.
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xPanicxLovex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh this is amazing. It's like watching awesome be awesome.

I would very much love a more detailed tutorial on how you ink. Seriously, you're inking powers are magical @o@
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AmadeuStudios Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
We require an inking tutorial! XD
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooh, thanks! This oughta come in handy some day!
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:iconpenutkitty:
PenutKitty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was definitely interesting. It clear up a few things. Thank you very much for posting this.
Love Mokepon by the way. :)
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:iconj-dasse:
J-Dasse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I would like to know more about the get wasted part...
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:iconpretentioussmirk:
PretentiousSmirk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
H0ly! You're a girl? It all makes sense now... why didn't I see it before?
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diao-chan94 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've always been curious about how you do your comics. Now I know! This is super useful to those who want to do a comic one day but don't know how to exactly get the work done, like me. If it was possible, however, could you please explain how you erase the red lines once scanned on your computer? I've tried to do this several times, and failed horribly.
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh that's easy xD In adjustments in photoshop, go to hue/saturation. then just select red tones, and slide the lightness bar up until they fade to nothingness =)
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diao-chan94 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I see~ It sure was easy! I was trying much difficult methods xD Thank you so much!
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome =)
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eworm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Wow...
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Girl's got no life...
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And thank goodness, Mokepon's just amazing XD

Can we be expecting [you mentioning all the time but putting off] an actual drawing tutorial?
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wellll 'drawing' is a pretty broad area to cover xD

And I do got a life )8 I dedicate a whole day to having a life in, see!
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SaicaChii Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Yesss thank you QwQ <3 I admire your work so much!!
I love MokÚpon and Rumplestiltskin <3
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Calumrb22 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is some really helpful stuff, H0ly. I love that you have used a >': in the script :D

The scanning and printing off of each stage is genius. As well is the red tone.

Hopefully, I can take something from here to finally start my nuzlocke. I keep trying to get it down on paper but it never looked right. Maybe if I use stage one and not worry too much about detail and positions, it might help ^__^
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TheHayzlenut Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These are very helpful tips...thanks for sharing :iconkittyglompplz: I love the 8 pages at once thing, I might do 5 pages to start off or something, thanks again
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Abadoss Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So... you start this process on a different day of the week each week? Or are you using a funky eight day calendar? :P
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:iconfazart:
Fazart Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Love this, especially "Day 8" lol.
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:iconcorky-tan:
Corky-tan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
It makes me wonder how anyone could possibly make a manga, especially if you're averaging just a page a day.
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think they generally have assistants. And not much sleep.
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Sunflorii Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Omg.. printing roughs out in red is so smart and makes so much sense. WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS!?

Thanks for sharing :).
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Svitavotara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing this to us! :D It looks cool!
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:iconsuper-moses:
Super-Moses Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What size do you work at/print out at for the inking?
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I do everything in A4.
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Super-Moses Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks for answering my question! :) This was helpful, especially the scheduling bit. I've been looking for advice/ideas on how to do it effectively. :XD: I might have to utilize your 'eight pages' at a time thing.
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad I could help =) Working in batches is much easier I find, hope it works for you too!
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Tarem Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Those are very nice tips! Thanks for sharing! : D
For the inking, do you use any kind of special pen? ._.
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wouldn't say they're special but I am quite particular. I like Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens. ..... They're basically just fineliners xD
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Tarem Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I see :O
I should give those a shot. I just feel like mine run out of ink too soon, and I don't even use them for shading... D:
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HierroTatsu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
*is saving this for future reference* thanks for the words of wisdom! I shall study hard on the ways of day 8 ...
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Dust502 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks for sharing, I always wondered how you managed to make so many pages a week. As for what stage I'd like to see more detail about I would have to say the editing stage.
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Pencil-Artisan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Day 8 is very important indeed. *pats* Good job.
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KennyNoms Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
So cool and helpful; now I know all of H0ly's secrets~ :iconplanningplz:
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:iconh0lyhandgrenade:
H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Only the secrets I've chosen to share ;) Hohoho
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