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Tutorial: comic layouts by medli20 Tutorial: comic layouts by medli20
Well, I'm no expert on comics, but I do know that there are certain comic layouts that are easier to read than others.

Anyway, I don't have much to say here at the moment, since I said most of what I already wanted to say in this tutorial. Enjoy. :P
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twiflutterpie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ooh! this will prove to be a great help for a comic I'm working on. thanks!
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Electroshock1408 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist
this is really helpful. I'm glad I found this, because I sucked at what few comic panels I did. I will definitely have this on hand for future reference...
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Kovyx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely helpful for me as previously I had no idea how to lay out comic pages, and preferred panel type B because it looked cooler. But with all this explained, it will really help me out for my newest comic idea. I plan this comic to be the start of my career, or at least pride of my starting as a comic book artist. XD
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26qq308 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP!
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iheartwinky Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this thank you!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem, glad you found it to be helpful!
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MadMegane Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
brilliant!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice tutorial, thanks for it :D
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem and thanks!
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:iconbryce1350:
Bryce1350 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool tutorial! Definitely'll come in handy! :D
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, good luck with your comics! :)
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:iconbryce1350:
Bryce1350 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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JakkRobbit Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This tutorial is great. I kind thought the thing about panel layouts was true, but I didn't know if it was bullshit I made up or something other people believed. XD Whenever I look at awesome scenes in comics, 90% of the time the panels are just plain squares. It's the composition inside them that looks cool. So, I decided to lay off the trapezoids panels, lol. I hadn't thought word balloons that much though. Thank you for the awesome tutorial!! :heart:
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medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
(late reply, whoops)
Thanks, I'm glad you found it to be helpful! Though to be fair, if you want to add some dynamic flair to the shapes of your panels, trapezoids can be a good way to do it. It's just important to make sure that readability and functionality come first, before you focus on adding a dynamic punch.
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DaggerPen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Ooh, really handy. Thanks!
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KuroKitsuSan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tHANK YOU I NEEDED THIS HELLO.
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Life saver!
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x-RainFlame-x Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This is very helpful! I'm doing some research before I start my own graphic novel thingy, so this has been very enlightening! Thanks for taking the time to put this together :)
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medli20 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I'm glad you found it helpful. :)

Also, if you want to do research for writing graphic novels, I highly suggest you read Scott McCloud's "Making Comics." Seriously, it's one of the most helpful books I've found on the topic and it's entertaining to read just for fun, too!
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ElectronicCyborg Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't help totally, I got it when I was reading a comic before... so I knew all this stuff! But really cool.
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LongLastingDreams Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
thanks! This helped a lot!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it helped! :D
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xxwigglexbumx Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This helped very much<3 Thank you<3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem; I'm glad it helped! :D
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LutrimTJ Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Very helpful :D
I just started drawing my own comic yesterday and this gave me some easy tips to keep in mind :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm so glad you found this tutorial to be useful! ^^
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:iconlutrimtj:
LutrimTJ Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem! :D
Referencing it now, actually XD
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keyokey Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
cool beans dude :D
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! ;D
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keyokey Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
WELCOME ;D
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zebigdog Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Thank's for the tutorial! It's very helpfull ^^ (now I will try to get more attention to this when I draw comic… I'ts something we easly forget xD)
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medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No problem; I'm so glad you thought it was helpful! Good luck with your comics! :D
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blakdragon18 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
awesomes!!! I've had a comic in mind for years now, but never started cuz of the speech bubbles and panneling, and the character designs
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medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks; I'm glad you like it, Bobbie! :heart: Good luck on starting your comic ^^
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blakdragon18 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
thanx, I'll have u read it when its developed some! :hug:
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thecreatorscreator Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Fantastic; truth be told I'd love to start a comic of my own during the summer
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome; good luck with your comic! <3
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Overlord-J Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Good tutorial. :D
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! <3
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Overlord-J Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
You're welcome. :D
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HeavenlyCondemned Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-hugs- your a life saver lol since my and :devfrya-pun: lost a team member(left cause he was busy) i've been doing the paneling and somtimes i get stuck trying to draw the panels :S since its a doujin he want the pages manga-eqsue so i look at the manga i have and sometimes the pages dont help xD but i'm also in a sense sketching out what happens in each panel and tossing in dialogue this does help alot out :heart: you are now God lol (also looking at manga doesnt seem to help me >:\ and i've found out lol but this oddly has xD)
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medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm so glad to hear you found this helpful! Best of luck with your comic project; I know how frustrating it can be when one of your team members drops. <3
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HeavenlyCondemned Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea~ but even though he left we're gonna keep his character in it and since he's left i harass him online for critiques and opinions to make up for it lol
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ifAnyoneCould Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial. :) I think it has a lot of good elements in it that definitely help present and future comic-makers out. I also think it's really cool that you used two examples from comics you yourself have done- examples in tutorials make the world go round. The red arrows to show how the eyes follow the page is also a great addition.
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medli20 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much; I'm so glad you think it's an effective tutorial! ^^
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