Comic “Brith In The Dawn”



Above is the final colored version of the five panel comic.

The mediums used for this spread are: graphite pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, and micron pens. The culture of the creation story I chose is Hawaiian. I felt I could get a lot more bright colors and textures coloring it by hand compared to coloring it in photoshop. I first sketched out the layout with mechanical pencil. I then used watercolor as base colors.  To ad texture and depth, I used Prisma colored pencils on top of that.

Here is a link to the “Birth in the Dawn” creation story.



Above is the black and white final version of the comic. To create depth, I tried to vary the line weights. Elements that are closer too the front have heavier line weights than the elements I wanted to be farther away from the viewer have lighter line weights.



Above is the sketch of the comic. Since My creation story is about how the ocean was made, I wanted things to really flow together. I did this by having certain panels overflow into other panels (the sting ray and the octopus).


Write Up

Making this comic was really fun for me. I was a bit skeptical about this project at first. I have never done anything like this before so the whole process was all very new to me. I chose this section of the story because I have always loved the water, and marine animals since I was little. So with this story, It just reminded me of my old passions.

I feel like my strengths for this project were the final steps of inking and coloring it. I feel like I have a good sense of what textures and colors go together and how to make depth. My main weakness for this project was time management. I need to work on my time management for projects and time myself, and keep documentation on how long I work on things. Over all I learned a lot from this project.


works cited

“Birth in the Dawn.” Creation Stories. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, July 2000. Web. 25 Apr. 2017.


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