VF is not always 100% MSPaint, often there are glow effects or transparency which require Photoshop, and unfortunately the lettering has to be done in Photoshop these days as the Windows7 version of Paint absolutely wrecked the text tool. Maggs does not use any of the new "brushes" in MSPaint as they are all horrible, tools are the Pencil at 1 or 2 size, Eraser/Color Eraser and rarely the Airbrush (seen in the snow pages in book 1). For the most part there is not much cheating or fancy effects in VF, everything is done by hand.
If there is anything specific you would like to know about, ask
but I would like to ask you a thing..
why have you decided to create this comic all with Paint?
I'm sorry, it's shallow isn't it?
VF has long moved past these days, the original comic was canned for several years, then we had another go reducing the dorky parody/riffing stuff, then we finally removed all of that and made it a serious story, which is the incarnation we have now. But, the MSPaint survived, because I got too used to drawing in MSPaint and now I can't seem to get away from it. The tests I've tried in Photoshop and Sai have not looked as good (mainly because I SUCK at lineart unless it's treated like pixel art), so I think we're stuck with Paint unless I want to put everyone through an uncomfortable art adjustment period.
First of all,
Thanks a lot for your answer Sulfurbunny!
I'm very happy to see a comics made in this way, with an unique style, a nice story and lovely characters (which I like very much) and I think that with your idea to create a comics with an apparently simple tool like MS Paint, trying to remove from most of the people's mind their useless things that “they can't do anything” ..
it's ABSOLUTELY fantastic and in no case “shallow”.
You must continue with this thought!
Also I'm glad to see that art and comics can be express in so many ways.
So, hope you will continue your work with your personal style,
best regards and..
a very very Happy New Year!
WIll you be posting part 2?
Anyway, I just like to say that this is the best comic I've ever seen on this site.
great tutorial looking forward to the next part of it! ^^
There is not enough MS painters these days, everybody assumes it's terrible for art.
Thank you for making a tutorial like this! ; v ; b
never thought of doing the panels first