Most of my strips are dialogue driven, so it's an approach that works for me. The characters don't move much except for changes in posture and head and arm position, so I try to communicate mood through that. The different styles of body language also set the characters apart. Evelyn, for example, usually stands with her feet apart in a wider, more aggressive stance than, for example, Michelle, whose stance is more demure. (Evelyn is also the only character who's left-handed, which somehow fits).PlasticWaifu wrote:When I start working on more comics, I need to adopt your photo style. Must make it a lot easier.
I use Linux on my computer, so I do all the photo work in GIMP, and the speech balloons in Inkscape. I like to use drop shadows on the individual frames and on the speech balloons, I think it gives the strip a more finished look.
Most of this I figured out by trial and error messing around on the computer. I still feel like there are things I'd like to do in Inkscape with the text effects that I don't know how to do yet, but I'm learning.