The first stage of my process involves unreadable doodles in the margins of the script that I’m working on. The next stage for me is to turn those doodles into a thumbnail that’s a bit wider than a business card, which is what you see above. Here my main concern is the design of the page and panels. I try and make them as tight as I can for their size as it saves MANY headaches down the road.
I love drawing thumbnails. I sit down with my script and turn out a full story in a day or two. After that I enlarge them to an 11×17 and embellish as best I can before they get thrown on the light box and inked. The pic above is of 12 thumbnails for Ms. Jennie Wood’s and my project FLUTTER pages 45-56 and the 7 thumbs for a short I’m working on with Mr. Shawn Aldridge for the 215 ink Anthology due out in early 2012.
That last one on there is some medieval rough neck I got a few plans for.
Tune in next time when I turn these thumbs into ROUGHS!