If you are like me you write your story out like a short story on a piece of paper, then you need to break it down into pages and panels. … Continue reading Pacing out a story for your comics
Alright so you have decided to create your own comic book, but aren’t sure how to get started. Well there are a couple of ways to get going on the … Continue reading Story Creation for Comic Books
Are you trying to create your own comic book and are wondering where to start? Many times a comic book can be very hard to think about because we try … Continue reading 5 Steps to creating your own comic book
If I am doing a painting using watercolour and pen & ink in a class setting many times I am asked what I paint first. The answer often depends on where and … Continue reading What’s first, watercolour or pen and ink?
If you read my earlier post regarding comic book paper you probably want to know the type of pen you should use. I and most of my artist friends use … Continue reading What pen type should I use for inking my comics?
Have you ever wondered what size of paper comic book artists draw on? The standard is what we call comic artboards which are 11×17 in size and have the crop … Continue reading What size of paper do comic book artists use?
In my classes I see many kids trying to recreate the latest science fiction tale through their art. Now don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that, however … Continue reading Work from the heart in your art
Have you tried to create a comic story but weren’t sure exactly where to start? The best place for me is in point form. Pull out a piece of paper … Continue reading Creating a story
Have you ever tried an ink pen and found it to be a very messy experience? Part of the problem is not knowing how to use it and the other … Continue reading Selecting an ink pen
Have you wondered what is the best way to improve your art. I have trouble improving when I just draw with no real purpose. If you’re the same as me then … Continue reading Pushing Your Art
Are you starting to use computers more for your art, but aren’t sure which ones you should use? I use the Adobe Suite CS4 and I remember when I started … Continue reading Computer Programs
Have you ever tried to draw something, but couldn’t find a good picture? Then two weeks later a good picture showed up in the paper. Most artists keep what they … Continue reading Creating a Reference Library