Have you ever wondered how many cartoonists and comic artists get so many lines from their pens? The fact is that many are using different pens or are using very … Continue reading Finding Your Line
When you are doing monthly pages like I am you can sometimes get into the habit of getting complacent with your panel creation. Many times you start rolling out the … Continue reading Breaking Panels on the Comic Page
Want a great technique for breaking down a comic book story after you’ve written it down? First write out your story on paper like you would a short story. It … Continue reading Breaking down a comic book story
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
If you are looking for art classes to help you improve then try these tips in order to choose the class right for you: First figure out what you are … Continue reading What type of art class should I take?
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
A caricature is an exaggeration of a person or item that holds a likeness to the object or individual. Most caricatures are of people, but I personally caricature vehicles as well … Continue reading What is a caricature?