I would love to see a comic sometime where the drawings were blown up in reproduction rather than reduced. I think that sometimes the loss of control that you have when dealing with teeny tiny little details can make a drawing look more organic.
I don’t think it matters too much what size you work with. I’ve seen comics small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. But then again those were minicomics, and minicomics are different from graphic novels. But still! You can do whatever you want!
The details you package in such small areas are remarkable. A really good print job will be necessary to do them justice.
I guess it must be hard on your eyes, though, with your long workdays on the story.
i prefer drawing in a small size.
i think the result looks less ambitious (wich i like), but anyway it´s easyer to focus on what you want highlighted.
gess really big panels are more suited for alex ross and travis charest kind of artist. other than that it´s not really needed, i think…
I have to draw big. Everything just gets too cramped up for me if I draw small and it shows in the work.
I’ve never worked in a graphic novel format before, I do illustration and animation but I was invited to contribute to Flight 6 and man! Can it ever be difficult to work in panels. But you get used to it. It took me about 5 spreads before I hit a stride.
Just found your blog – amazing stuff. Gonna dig through and enjoy it.
I can’t imagine HOW you work that small – it boggles my mind. I made my panels larger just so I could work more comfortably. The smaller I work, the worse my drawings get. I think it’s quite a skill to work like that.