Saturday, 13 September 2008

Taking My Time...

Page three inks:

I'm really happy with this page, it feels much more professional and it's taken me less time too.

Approximate times (ignoring the previous version of page three):
sketching for reworked page and rough pencils: 2.5 hrs
tightened pencils at A3: 3 hrs
inking: 5.5 hrs

I'm not sure whether that's good or not time-wise but if I use that as a guide, roughly 11 hrs, (let's say) per page to get to finished inks, that means I can very nearly do four pages in a (40 hr) week (dependent upon the complexity being of a similar standard). I think that I've been working on these samples for about four weeks which is pretty slow, unless you take into account a about a week where I wasn't working on it for various reasons and also that I've coloured four out of six pages too.

I don't know what to do with that information. I don't think that my speed (or slowness) is out of the ordinary for comic art.

3 comments:

PJ Holden said...

A typical 2000AD deadline is about two weeks. Sometimes more, occasionally less (though if it's less it's only after you've really proved yourself).

I always say: aim for a page a day pencils/inks and you'll be alright.

- pj

Qualia said...

that poor soul being hit in the face, how much would that hurt? it looks great...x

Jim Boswell said...

Great samples Kev, let us know how you get on with Tharg!