Jennifer thinks I’m obsessed with playing around with the frames on comics and to a certain extent she’s right. I love how we can produce the illusion of depth and a real sense of scale just through how thick a line is on the page, or by cutting across the frame with a character, or even a part of a character. This, along with managing to add more detail in less time, is why I enjoy drawing comics so much. It’s the techniques you lean by doing, rather than the act of doing, that keep me coming back for more.
Today’s opening panels were a lot of fun to draw. It took me quite a while to put this one together however – I watched the second disc of The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended Edition while drawing them, so you can get an idea of how much time went into this just from that. As a result, I don’t expect to be playing around so much with panning shots and other tricks for most of the rest of this story. I just don’t have the time – but if I can work out a way to speed things up a bit, that would be fantastic…
Because I like the panels so much, I threw them into a wallpaper. It’s large enough to sit nicely on a 1080p resolution screen so it should work well for most of you. Even at that size of file, I had to shrink the image to fit so if needs be I think I can go a little larger for wallpapers in the future.
Just click on the image to the right to see the wallpaper at its proper scale, then right-click and save it like you would any other file.
Until next time, enjoy! 😀