Art 101: Draw larger and reduce
I took a question on Twitter recently:
Would it be wrong to draw my comics on A4 paper? I find it hard to fill big spaces.
My answer was, of course. that he should do what he felt comfortable doing. 140 characters doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for art advice. But it made me think that perhaps some artists don’t understand the benefit of drawing larger than the final size of the strip.
The primary benefit is that reducing the art tends to make the line work look cleaner and smoother. All of the little shakes and quakes of your hand are minimized, leaving your lines looking much more confident.