Pages from a comic I'm starting work on. This first page is done entirely in Photoshop.
Looking pretty slick, the "Noir" thing definitely gives the impression that something is about to happen. I'm having a little trouble with the clarity, though, since everything is so chopped up into black and white that it's hard to tell what we're looking at.
If you look at a lot at a lot of film noir,
the directors and cinematographers pay close attention to leaving in large blocks of value so it's clear what the audience is seeing.
What if you had some of the panels filled in less thoroughly, or had some of them divided into just two or three big blocks of black and white?
I'd definitely like to see more, though - some kind of conflict introduced or suggested. Is this the whole thing, or is this just the beginning of some larger story?
I think your work would be greatly improved by adding a mid tone gray. Then you could use the 100% white where something really needs to pop, like on the figure, or the reflection in the mirror. Post more when your done.
Thanks for the thoughts! Frogisis, I'll try larger blocks of black/white next time and try to make it more clear. This page definitely lost a lot of clarity when putting everything in one page too (did all the panels separately and then added them in). And yes, this is the beginning of a bigger story .
SMVidaurri, I was trying to stay away from gray for this project, but I'll give it a go.