How I draw a Candace 'n' Company Strip:
Phase 1: Analog Component
Penciling. This is my favorite part. Mistakes are easy to erase,
or I can just ignore them!
Inking This can be tedious, requiring multiple breaks.
Mistakes need to be 'whited out'.
Erasing pencil lines. If I don't give the ink time to dry out, things
can get ugly in a hurry. I finish up by signing my work,
thus completing the original comic strip.
Scanning the cartoon. My strips are wider than the scanning
surface, so I'm compelled to scan it in two parts.
Putting it together onscreen. Using a drawing tablet and
Photoshop Elements on my PC, I work the two halves together.
Coloring. Another tedious aspect of the process that I often
don't enjoy, but it's necessary. I use coloring for shading and highlighting as well.
And here is a piece of the completed cartoon!