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3 August 14
annnndd print 5 for Otakon is done! big thank you to Holly, Priscilla and Dan for the help and crits, couldnt do it without you guys! <3 Lune is from my comic OHKO

annnndd print 5 for Otakon is done! big thank you to Holly, Priscilla and Dan for the help and crits, couldnt do it without you guys! <3 Lune is from my comic OHKO

13 June 14
Last page for Chapter 3! Taking a break until after Otakon!
http://www.onehitknockout.com/archives/262

Last page for Chapter 3! Taking a break until after Otakon!

http://www.onehitknockout.com/archives/262

31 May 14
NEW PAGE OF OHKO! FINAAALLL ATTACCKKK!!!
http://www.onehitknockout.com/archives/258

NEW PAGE OF OHKO! FINAAALLL ATTACCKKK!!!

http://www.onehitknockout.com/archives/258

30 May 14
TRU TALES OF ME AND BURRITOS

TRU TALES OF ME AND BURRITOS

27 May 13
20 May 13
BAM! BAM! BAM! Another page of OHKO in the can!

BAM! BAM! BAM! Another page of OHKO in the can!

28 April 13
Managing dynamic panel notes.
I saw this tutorial on my dash about how simple panel design is better and for the most part it is. You want basic paneling so when you use dynamic paneling it&#8217;s exciting, use it too much and it becomes boring. Also without proper tools the flow is really harsh, or non existent. So Kind of an addendum to that post I decided to quickly show you some tools you can use to manage your dynamic panels. I use Medli20&#8217;s sample of a page with low flow and use tools to make it flow better.

Tools
1. Gutters and Panels. Basically panels closer together will read sequentially, panels far apart with a gutter blocking will indicated to the reader to read the panel thats closer. Same goes with panel size, alike panels are easier to read in sequence.
2. Similar image.  I especially noticed this reading 20th century boys, is panels containing similar images or a short time, or camera movement change are read more sequentially, I believe this is one of the strongest tools to get readers to read to the next panel when things get confusing.
3. Direction any kind of movement or pointing can help push the reader in the right direction, this could be a character looking in a direction, moving in a direction, the wind pushing leaves in a direction, or the background or perspective can point in the next direction. This is a very fluid option.
4. Panel breaks shouldn&#8217;t be used too often because they are better served for impact, but obviously 1 panel breaking into the next makes that panel for into that next panel.

Anyway yeah I suggest mostly using very simple panels, but if you don&#8217;t play with dynamic panels how will you learn to make them more readable? Anyway I hope this is useful to somebody&#8230;

Managing dynamic panel notes.

I saw this tutorial on my dash about how simple panel design is better and for the most part it is. You want basic paneling so when you use dynamic paneling it’s exciting, use it too much and it becomes boring. Also without proper tools the flow is really harsh, or non existent. So Kind of an addendum to that post I decided to quickly show you some tools you can use to manage your dynamic panels. I use Medli20’s sample of a page with low flow and use tools to make it flow better.

Tools

1. Gutters and Panels. Basically panels closer together will read sequentially, panels far apart with a gutter blocking will indicated to the reader to read the panel thats closer. Same goes with panel size, alike panels are easier to read in sequence.

2. Similar image.  I especially noticed this reading 20th century boys, is panels containing similar images or a short time, or camera movement change are read more sequentially, I believe this is one of the strongest tools to get readers to read to the next panel when things get confusing.

3. Direction any kind of movement or pointing can help push the reader in the right direction, this could be a character looking in a direction, moving in a direction, the wind pushing leaves in a direction, or the background or perspective can point in the next direction. This is a very fluid option.

4. Panel breaks shouldn’t be used too often because they are better served for impact, but obviously 1 panel breaking into the next makes that panel for into that next panel.

Anyway yeah I suggest mostly using very simple panels, but if you don’t play with dynamic panels how will you learn to make them more readable? Anyway I hope this is useful to somebody…

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27 April 13
I&#8217;m lucky I got two friends (REM and SOULKARL) that can hammer on me a bit and help me work out the bugs in OHKO. Thanks to them I&#8217;ve got a number of fixes I&#8217;ll be applying to OHKO.
A. First problem was I wasn&#8217;t considering the overall ratio of B/W, Which was causing washed out white pages. Now I amped the blacks to a 35%-40% range then adding about 15-20% grey. My old ratios are something like 10-20% black then 30-40% grey.
B. THIS IS SHONEN! So I&#8217;m going to be way less shy with SFX and start drawing ( opposed to writing ) all the ones I can. SFX will be bigger bolder, overlap more things and have more effects to them.
C. Another problem with my washed out looking pages was too much linework and not enough black fills. Additionally I wasn&#8217;t utilizing the time of day to help me do black fills. So now more black fills, less linework and more referencing / using photos.
D. SIMPLIFICATION. I was hatching and adding way too much details and making things uglier, for some reason switching to tablet has made a lot of problems crop up including me killing pages with lazy hatching or not being choosier with my lines. A little side note was my inks were about 60% density which made them grey, I pumped it to 90% recently but it wasnt enough! so now it&#8217;s 100% density to get my nice black back.
E. Simplifying tones and having less tones. A lot of toning just flattens my work, so I&#8217;m going to do my best to let the linework do most of the talking. Less gradients, less smudgy ness and more crisp bold choices when possible.
It helped me out to discuss my failings and flaws with my bros. Maybe it&#8217;ll help you too?

I’m lucky I got two friends (REM and SOULKARL) that can hammer on me a bit and help me work out the bugs in OHKO. Thanks to them I’ve got a number of fixes I’ll be applying to OHKO.

A. First problem was I wasn’t considering the overall ratio of B/W, Which was causing washed out white pages. Now I amped the blacks to a 35%-40% range then adding about 15-20% grey. My old ratios are something like 10-20% black then 30-40% grey.

B. THIS IS SHONEN! So I’m going to be way less shy with SFX and start drawing ( opposed to writing ) all the ones I can. SFX will be bigger bolder, overlap more things and have more effects to them.

C. Another problem with my washed out looking pages was too much linework and not enough black fills. Additionally I wasn’t utilizing the time of day to help me do black fills. So now more black fills, less linework and more referencing / using photos.

D. SIMPLIFICATION. I was hatching and adding way too much details and making things uglier, for some reason switching to tablet has made a lot of problems crop up including me killing pages with lazy hatching or not being choosier with my lines. A little side note was my inks were about 60% density which made them grey, I pumped it to 90% recently but it wasnt enough! so now it’s 100% density to get my nice black back.

E. Simplifying tones and having less tones. A lot of toning just flattens my work, so I’m going to do my best to let the linework do most of the talking. Less gradients, less smudgy ness and more crisp bold choices when possible.

It helped me out to discuss my failings and flaws with my bros. Maybe it’ll help you too?

26 March 13
spoilin you with an OHKO panel I just did &lt;3

Is my site not loading for other people? I think somethings up with the server im on&#8230;

spoilin you with an OHKO panel I just did <3

Is my site not loading for other people? I think somethings up with the server im on…

18 March 13
OHKO UPDATED TODAY! Switched to digital inks on this page from now on!

OHKO UPDATED TODAY! Switched to digital inks on this page from now on!

25 February 13
OHKO updates today! RAPTOR SLIDE KICK!

OHKO updates today! RAPTOR SLIDE KICK!

24 February 13
Serge&#8217;s powersuit &#8220;O.H.K.O&#8221; 
Read the comic over at &#8220;OneHitKnockOut&#8221;

Serge’s powersuit “O.H.K.O” 

Read the comic over at “OneHitKnockOut

23 February 13
OHKO has switched to digital inks! You&#8217;ll see it in a few updates!

OHKO has switched to digital inks! You’ll see it in a few updates!

4 February 13
MONDAY UPDATE! It&#8217;s not much but this ends chapter 2! Next chapter SHOWDOWN AT JUNKPOINT!

MONDAY UPDATE! It’s not much but this ends chapter 2! Next chapter SHOWDOWN AT JUNKPOINT!

1 February 13

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh