kyupolI would like other suggestions as well because I will have fights like this later too. Can't have enough feedback, and it may help others ^^
There must be something out there. I've yet to make a fight scene where two combatants are fighting in one panel doing rapid simultaneous attacks.
So far, I've made one attacker and one defender in one panel. Not one panel with both parties doing an attack+attack pattern.
Somebody post me a tutorial or link to a comic who has done that. thanks. :)
I came up with a few techniques to show this via very rough draft to get the general idea across.
1st panel: The two are simply having a slug fest with lines galore and many after image fists and hit sparks. A kinda top view angle is my favorite for this type but an angle looking up would work as well.
You can do a side view or 3 quarter view but that would probably be best from a distance shot. The major con of this is that neither combatant shows any hint of getting hurt in this type of scene.
2nd panel: A big after image pic in the background of the two starting toward each other while in front is the actual contact of the two equally skilled combatants. You could also use this with some of the other panel options I give.
3rd panel: A choreographed fight with just multiple pictures flowing over another going back and forth.
This one is tough cause each action needs to look linked into each other. Again you can combine multiple techniques like this and it's probably the one I would use.
4th panel: Um, simply 1 guy kicking another while being punched… not very rapid succession, I could have done better here =P In retrospect this is exactly the same as panel 2 without the bg image. Mission failed.
5th panel: This one is a split panel showing each person getting hit with multi head views. It shows each characters faces and reactions.
Do like the 1st panel and make multiple hit sparks and fists and lines. May want to have them breaking the split of the panel into each other's areas.