Creating a Manga is one of the best ways of selling your creativity skills to the world. Today, we will look at some paneling tips from professionals who have been in this industry for decades.
Should Relate With the Content
This is one of the most important aspects that you have to do right if you want your manga to sell. For instance, if one line hinders a main character from standing or popping out, delete it. If some of the frames are more important, focus more on them and preferably make them larger than the rest. Avoid overlapping the frames too much as this can confuse the readers. Simply put, find a balance between the content and the frames.
Pay Close Attention to Movement
The panels that you decide to use should be able to direct the viewer seamlessly. Some of the questions that you should ask yourself when designing the panels include, what do you want the viewers’ to see on the first? What will they see in the second and subsequent pages? Be sure to leave enough nagetive space to make the arrangement flow.
You can create depth using panels by coming up with a good layout. Consider this, if you were to erase all the content in the panel, would they still make sense and grasp the attention of the readers? The answer to this question will guide you in the right direction.
Finally, big panels and head-shots tend to attract more attention than the small ones. Use this fact to your advantage by first determining the most important things that the readers will see on each page.