Cartoon and Illustrations
Custom Created Cartoons are works customised, or designed from scratch, specifically for our clients and their individual needs.
Artwork can be created in the following categories:
How it Works
Every job is different and Comic Express is very flexible in how we work to create your image. A basic series of steps take place with every job, and for your information here are our 9 step process:
To get an accurate quote please include the following (where possible):
- Is this for business or personal use?
- Is it for commercial or private use?
- Do you wish to own the copyright or use it for a one off usage?
- Do you want a colour. greyscale or black/white image?
- Do you have a specific style in mine? If you have a sample please attach it and send it with the quote enquiry?
- Is there a deadline in mind for this image to be delivered?
A brief is the client's summary of what they are looking for. It can be a very vague or a very clearly detailed instruction.
We will guide the client is further needed if anything is missed from the clients original brief.
To select a style search special Style Gallery and find a design look you like. If you see an image close to what you have in mind by Comic Express, but want it altered to fit, let us know. Alternatively, if there is some other image you have seen and want something similar, send us a link or let us know and we will match it. We DO NOT COPY but rather create an image in a similar style that is our own.
A rough is a pencil drawing of the commissioned image.
It can usually be a absic a simple drawing pr it can sometimes be a very detailed tight drawing close to the final image.
It is used to convey ideas only, or sometimes to show the final image design arrived at, for the client to approve.
This is a tighter rough for the client to see and approve.
This rough represents the image as it will be seen once inked and coloured. It is usually at this stage that changes are made to the image, as the client wishes.
This is an important stage for any changes or redrawing to occur, because at this stage, changes are more easily made.
The approved image is then to be taken and reproduced as the final image.
This is when the final pencilled drawing has been approved and no further changes need to be made.
The drawings, depending on style, are inked using Indian ink and pen or brush.
Important to Note:
Any requested changes at this stage may incur further costs depending on the size and complications of the changes.
Once the drawing is complete it is scanned into the computer for cleaning up.
Text is added at this stage (if it is not hand written) and a computer file is created suitable for the clients needs.
The computer process involves both saving the size of the image (if given by the client) and the file format the client wants (not always given) such as tiff, jpg, psd, pfd etc.
If the client does not give these details, we have standard formats which meet the needs of each specific area.
The image is converted to rgb or cmyk file formats and is coloured as the client wishes.
If the work is hand coloured eg watercolour, coloured ink etc this will be done prior to step 6.
Once an initial colouring is done the image is sent through as a low resolution file for the client to give feedback, suggestions or improval.
The colouring stage is an importnat stage in effecting the overall final image.
The finished images are sent for final approval (if requested) by the client. Otherwise they are burnt to CD for mailing, or sent via email (if size allows) to the client.
The invoice is usually sent with the CD or email at this time.
A day or so after the work is sent, the client is contacted to confirm that they have received both the invoice and the image.