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    Got a really dumb question...

    What's more work (generally speaking) a full art page, or a page containing 3-5 panels. I'm talking about character illustrations with backgrounds and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    Depends on the finish required.
    Generally speaking.
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    I'm assuming by 'full art page' you mean a single illustration, versus an average comics page.
    And it really does depend - most artists won't go to the same level of detail on a comic page than they'd do on a complete illustration (which is the reason why many comic books have far better art in the cover than in the pages), and artists will usually take a few shortcuts to make pages faster (for example, in many comic books, and manga in particular, you'll find that only a few panels on each page have backgrounds), but in the end there's still a lot of labor that comes into it, not to mention the extra time you'll spend planning the layout and lettering.
    I suppose the answer depends on whether you're asking because you want to draw, or because you want to commission someone else to draw for you.
    If you're asking for yourself, comic pages will take longer unless you adapt your style, since the panels may be smaller but you still need to plan, sketch, draw, paint and color each of them. Being smart about what to simplify can help you work faster without a significant loss in quality.
    If you're asking in relation to others, I'd say you should consider hiring artists with plenty of experience in comic pages rather than just looking for someone who does good illustrations in general and wondering how much longer it'll take them.

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