Step-by-step: Ad­di­tional tips and what to look out for when plac­ing pan­els

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1 An­gles are im­por­tant when as­sert­ing dom­i­nat­ing sub­jects and can help with de­cid­ing panel sizes. If a char­ac­ter is in a more con­fi­dent po­si­tion, they would get a big­ger panel as op­posed to a fig­ure who’s in a more vul­ner­a­ble po­si­tion.

Speech bub­bles also af­fect the com­po­si­tion of 2 the im­age, and their shape af­fects the tone that view­ers will read your char­ac­ters voice in. Take note of how the dif­fer­ent shapes and place­ments would af­fect how your en­tire page looks as a whole.

3 My char­ac­ter’s arm cre­ates flow from the first panel to the sec­ond. No­tice how my first fig­ure is also look­ing to the right even though she’s fac­ing left. My sec­ond fig­ure is also look­ing back to­wards the left, which also con­trib­utes to this vis­ual flow.

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