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Should you always border your comic page before drawing on it?
alexcat321 at 9:37PM, July 2, 2009
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Should you always border your comic page before drawing on it? Basically that's the question and I just wanted to get an answer ASAP before beginning my own comic project. Should you border the page/paper before drawing on it? Thanks you guys.

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last edited on July 14, 2011 10:48AM
skoolmunkee at 12:20AM, July 3, 2009
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Just do what works best for you. There's no rules about ‘how’ to do a comic page. I border mine because that's easier for me, and I end up scanning it to ink in the computer anyway so it's easy to make changes. I can imagine that others don't border it because it lets them have more freedom in drawing.
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Arico at 2:36PM, July 3, 2009
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I personally draw each panel on it's own page. Then I scan it all in, and load it into photoshop to play around with. Then I border it. Then ink, colour, backgrounds, etc…
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Aurora Borealis at 7:39PM, July 4, 2009
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I draw the “safe area” box on the page and then just pencil in panel borders as single lines… actual panel borders are drawn later in photoshop on a separate layer. works best for me :)
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