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Hellu! I'm some dude from Norway who enjoys comics, video games and stuff.
I study illustration, I am specially interested in comics/manga and concept art.
I've been drawing for some years now, I used to draw much manga-ish stuff (Basicly everything from my old account), but now I'm trying to avoid the standard manga style and instead try out new techniques. Still, my style is heavly based on manga since I drew so much of it.
Please check out my gallery and my webcomic Zotagius, I appreaciate criticism.

Also, if you want me to critique your manga/drawing, just say so.
And if you feel like chatting, pm me and I can add you on skype.

What type of comics do you prefer? 

19 deviants said Longer comics with several volumes.
14 deviants said Short comics with contained stories.
Heellooo people. First of all, I want to say September has been the most eventful month in my entire life. I spend the first two weeks in US, visiting Los Angeles and Las Vegas. I've never been to US before, it was an adventure. When I got back home I published Zotagius on Tapastic, it's now closing in on 100 subs, which is crazy.
Also, I met Mark Crilley at Raptus Comic Fest the previous weekend. He was my biggest inspiration and "teacher" when I started drawing. Still can't get over I met him hahah. 

Back to Zotagius, thanks to all the faves and comments! It means a lot! I want to write about the process I went trough making the first chapter. 
Look at this as a "behind the scenes" for Zotagius. If you are an aspiring comic artist I hope you find this helpful!

If you haven't read Zotagius yet, you can read it HERE

--The Comic--
Let's start! Take a look at this masterpiece below

CH1 Leaving the nest (28 Pages) by Sokkhue
This is the storyboard for chapter 1. It looks like crap, that is what it's supposed to do. It's sketches of each page just to give an idea what they will look like. It can be as detailed as you want, some artist makes really cool storyboards. But keep in mind this is the idea phase, and ideas needs to be dropped as easy they are creating. If you spend much time on one idea, it's harder to leave it behind and create new ideas. 
If you don't plan your comic you're likely write yourself into a wall, or the comic will lack consistency or have bad pacing. 

I didn't write a script for Chapter 1. There's little dialogue beside the characters saying what to do or what is happening. But I have a script for chapter 2. If I do a new journal for chapter 2, I'll write more about scripts.

This is the page processes from thumbnail to finish.
Thumbnails Page by SokkhueCh01 Pg24 by SokkhueCH01 PG24skisse by SokkhueCH01 PG24lineart by SokkhueCh01 Pg24 by Sokkhue

1. The thumbnail. Very very very poor quality.
2. Early sketches. The page is now moved on to it's own file. I create the panels and fill them with quick drawings. I did this with the entire chapter before I moved on with the actual drawing. That way I can get a feel for the comic. If something is off in terms of pacing, this is a good time to fix it. The only thing that remains from this part until the final are the panels.
3. Sketch. The hardest and the most important part. I'm very rough with my sketches, especially the backgrounds. How you draw your comic is up to you!
4. Lineart. I turn down the opacity on the sketches and draw the lineart on a new layer. The brush is 2px for characters (3 or 4 px if they are closer to the screen) and 1px for the backgrounds. I don't lineart  everything in the background, I like the be free when I paint them later. I separate objects close to the screen with objects in the background, this makes it easier when I go over with the blur tool later on.
5. Colors and speechbubbles. The magical final part. I can't go over the entire coloring process now. But what I do briefly; First I add base colors to everything, making sure ever color fits nicely. Then I add shadows and details. I add extra light effects here and there. Then I add blur, speed lines, text and SFX. At the end I add a very dim photo filter.

And voila! The page is done!


I use alot of references. Most of them are photos I've taken. Most of these were taken last summer.

CH01 PG19panel1 by Sokkhue2014-09-14 12.44.45 by Sokkhue
This is actually where I have my part time job.

CH01 PG04zombie by Sokkhue20140822 153714 by Sokkhue
My friend had the honor of being the very first zombie lol

CH01 PG12panel1 by Sokkhue2014-09-17 17.06.052 by Sokkhue
I turned their garage into a house. I wonder if they will ever know I used it in my comic.

Pr Pg11 by Sokkhue2014-09-03 19.11.55 by Sokkhue
I screwed up the time.

CH01 PG03panel2 by Sokkhue2014-09-17 17.07.57 by Sokkhue2014-09-17 17.05.042 by Sokkhue

There are plenty more, I download tons of images as well. I use references for everything, not just for backgrounds but characters too. 
When a character uses something or wears anything, I find images for it. I use sites like and to find whatever I need.
And when I need a zombie I actually use Mugshots are excellent for zombies. 

Well, I hope you found this somewhat interesting. I might start making tutorials for specific parts. I've had the idea of making tutorials for a while, it would be nice to try out.
If you have anything to ask, please leave a comment! 

Thanks for reading! ^^



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Dontrane Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave :hug:
shangrilye Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015   General Artist
as usualy, thank you so much for the faves ! :glomp: :meow:
FelixLukasiewicz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the faves! :D
Ruuma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Thank you for the fave :meow:
ImagineMyUniverse Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +fav !!
thorathekitsune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite !!!
zorro-venom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
and pretty impressive gallery you got here!! instant watch for you!!
CTR-V Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks for adding my work to ur collection!
PochiiPon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  New Deviant
Oh thank you for the favorite!
koregrinder Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave :3
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