Here's a little summery of how I put together pages for Sunshine Bay. I experimented with a few different ways of getting the same effect, but for this page I did it in layers on Photoshop, meaning that I can pull it apart and show you how it's done.
First up, the sketch. My sketches are generally a lot more rough than this, but I originally used it as part of a pitch to children's comic The Phoenix (the page is A4 here to fit their dimensions)
The Phoenix showed some initial interest but in the end it didn't come together so I decided to self publish. I liked the idea of making the book look like a postcard to I cut the pages in half to make them landscape format. This meant quite a bit of tweaking to get the page turn right but I'm really glad I did, I think it made it in to a nice little object.
I've lined this in Pentel Brush Pen and dip pen:
I then colour some of the lines on Photoshop (for any cartoonists who don't know how to do this: change to document to greyscale, use the channels window to select all the grey, select > inverse, make a new layer, add a mask using the circle in a square icon at the bottom of the layers panel and fill in the layer with any colour you want your lines to be)
I then used the lines as a guide for a watercolour paining:
And finally I put it all together!Traveling Man, or from my website.