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HOW TO SAKANA by MyNameIsMad HOW TO SAKANA by MyNameIsMad
Please note that this is ENTIRELY MY OWN PROCESS, and not the be-all-end-all on how to draw comic strips. I should also mention that I do it all traditionally, by hand, and make touch ups in photoshop when the need arises. I also letter by hand, and recommend it for people who want a more "home-grown" look for their comics.

MY MOST PRESSING/PERSONALLY SUCCESSFUL PIECE OF ADVICE HERE: hashing out the dialogue beforehand is the most helpful thing in the world and makes the process of drawing the actual strip a million times easier/faster.

I'm sorry my process isn't that interesting ;U
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animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for putting this up. Whenever I sit down to ink a page, it's a zen-ish process for me to be able to take a deep breath and say "Words. Balloons. Panels. Everything else." It takes a lot of the anxiety out of staring at that penciled, but largely blank, page. It may not be the only right way, but it's so helpful that I just have something consistent to do each time. Especially since it's really effective. :)

You're awesome! Thanks for everything! (Art, tutorials, being the coolest)
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kozispoon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Definitely a great crash course on how to Sakana! I love this-its not too convoluted and shoot from the hip kinda tutorial. I see you include the actual word bubble in the final drawing instead of adding them after the fact in some digital editing program. What made you decide to go that route? Are there problems with this kinda comic if you wanted/needed to translate it into another language?
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sweetmangotea Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you SO much for this! I haven't had the courage to try and put stories into comic form (because I can't figure out when you need to use different shape/size boxes in different situations) but your tutorial gave me a little motivation to try :3
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KawaiiHoshiko13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool that help me alot
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Kira1the1ninja Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LEARNED SO MUCH
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haptic-soliloquy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I just learned more about setting up a successful comic strip in five minutes than I have in a month into private art school for comics.

GOOD WORK
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wetdogsmell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
this was really helpful aaaa
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strayspoon42 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
this has actually helped me a lot in making my own comics. thanks for posting this up here!
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Michin-kun Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
IT IS interesting. :3

Thank you very much for sharing all this tips! >v<:heart:
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Jal-ier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I should let you know that this helped me quite a bit. I'm trying to write a fancomic and looking at this helped me make the process easier and smoother. Thanks for doing this!
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