I am really, TRULY lazy when it comes to digital effects. Yes, most comic artists today would take a picture of Ms. Galanos diving against a blank background and Photoshop it into an image of the “water.” But I struggle with blending images seamlessly, and it can be so painstaking, that I use practical methods while shooting whenever possible. In today’s example, that involved the use of Fun-Tak, and several attempts at me dropping the figure until I got a motion shot that was useable. When I get really stuck, I turn to my wife, a graphic artist, for quick Photoshop fixes. She’s a silent co-creator on some of these pages.
on July 25, 2018 at 12:01 am