In the case that you just started out creating your first comic or even your first graphic novel, it is worth thinking about the use of thumbnails. You can see the thumbnails as very rough sketches that come even before the first actual first sketch as I explain in this video:
I consider the use of thumbnails in the creation process of my graphic novel Wallstreet Hijack (not yet started at the time of writing this) as a very important thing to do.
It gives me the possibility to create my pages exactly like I had the camera angles and shots in mind. More important is that I can see if they work before I do the actual artwork.
This is where the advantages of using thumbnails come into play:
- You don’t have to unnecessary trash artwork.
- You can scribble your scenes very fast what brings you into the flow.
- You see the fundament of your comic or graphic novel emerge very fast on your screen or paper and this gives you extra motivation to go ahead.
Whether or not you decide to use thumbnails during your comic creation process I can hardly recommend to do so.
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