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Demon Eater page tutorial by JillyFoo Demon Eater page tutorial by JillyFoo
Here it is the DE page tutorial people requested.

It's about the techniques I use to make comic pages for my webcomic Demon Eater.

Read Demon Eater at [link]

I hope it will informative and useful to you.
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Avest Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Hey! I know this post is old, but I just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of DE! :D I'm really happy I found this, because I've always wondered how you make the pages. I really like that you color the pages by hand instead of using photoshop, as you say it gives the comic a much nicer look! :)
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I love traditional art techniques. I always like to give the comic a more grungy look. Glad you found it. I made it for the curious.
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Hunchdebunch Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, I need a studio XD
Really interesting way of making your comic! I've read some of this on Drunkduck before :)
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Studio? It's just my dorm room. lol

I really want a room to just be my studio too.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! I never realized how may different things you use on these pages! I gotta catch up in Deamon Eater, I'm so behind!
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's better to read a bunch of pages at once for story comics I think. I hope you like it. :)
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I read through the whole dang thing and now I'm on the edge of my seat for updates. Thanks :p

haha! Seriously though, I love the art of it. The sketchiness seems to kind of slowly form together and become more and more solid as the story goes on. Like it's less and less chaotic. Was that intentional? Because it really adds to the tale.

...and I might have to take a stab at your contest, but I'm so BAAAAAD at designing clothes. ^^;
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I just got more time to work on it since TPCTH is on hiatus. It's still amazing that you can handle two comics at the same time so well.

It doesn't really matter how the costumes look to me. Just take a look at the entries to far and make something that hasn't been done already.
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Deraymou Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
:D
Spectacular!
I love the process! Fantastic!
And thank you for sharing ^^
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
See? It was a little late, but I pull through. :)
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Deraymou Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
So, aside form the fact that you paint everything at once, approximately how long does a single page take?
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
If I just make one page at a time it would take two days. (more than one because the paint needs to dry)

If I work on many pages at once I get more done.
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Deraymou Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
neat!
So when you finish up all the pages, do you feel more fulfilled or more like "Thanks the Celestials I'm done?"
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
When it's all finished. I'm super excited to post them online and find out what people think of it. Then when I find out I must make more. The cycle never ends!
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Black-Black Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I was surprised more about the ballpoint pen (their never waterproof for me :( and figured you used a g-pen and traditional ink. Also, that you just did charcoal and grey washes, and the color was carefully overlayed digitally. Talk about hearing hoofbeats and thinking zebras.
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I use the non erasable kind. Would that make a difference?

Oh man I have done some digital overlay coloring. See the DE cover WIP. That's a real pain. There's no way I'd get pages out fast with that method.
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zack-sr Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Cool process Jilly; you've got it down to a science.

Seeing as to how Meredith Gran sells her originals, maybe you could make some money off of Demon Eater by selling a few of your own. Doing a page on a good piece of paper every so often then putting it up for sale.

I might go that way eventually myself.
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a good idea. I have a few drawings on nice paper for DE. I'm going to wait until DE gets more popular before selling.

You know.. I'd like to see more of your traditional work.
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zack-sr Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Maybe if I get a scanner I can do some drawings. Not sure if I have a kind of printer that will allow for nice prints though. (Another option for both of us to consider)
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
There's always kinkos.
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OrakianDragonGirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gotta get me some flipperfloppers just like that!

But now I know how you do it and it is soooo cool! I've not really used charcoal all that much and here lately, i find myself wanting to >> Maybe I'll try some of theese techs. Thanks Jilly! The tutorial is awesome!
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad it could be useful. Definally try it out. I'd like to see them.
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow look at that studio! XD I can feel all the productiveness!

Really cool insight into the creation of DE, I would never have guessed you used charcoal!
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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I still didn't finish painting them all. I'm going to do that when finals week is over.
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Still, major props to you and your awesome comic :3 Good luck with finals!
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