This week in the comics class I'm teaching - did I mention I'm teaching a comics class? - we're starting the final semester project, and next week's assignment is to bring in a couple of pages' work of thumbnails, rough layouts, and value roughs. So last night I whipped up a few pages as a sample, based on an idea that just popped into my head. Working title is Inheritors, which is probably one of those Aristocrats-style titles that works better if you don't try to explain it.
First, crude character sketches - just enough to get started with layouts.
Then a few pages' worth of rough layouts. I'll spare you the indecipherable horror of my thumbnail sketches.
And finally, sample value roughs. It took me a couple of tries to get these into workable shape; there's a reason we normally don't plot and lay out comics stories in overnight binges.
In the penultimate panel of page 2, I might shift the figure leftward and move the balloon to the right. Easy enough to do in Photoshop.