Monday, April 2, 2012

How to draw a comic page Penciling Roughs

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How to draw a comic a comic page Roughs (see part 1 below). In this homemade video I explain how I draw roughs on an X-men page. It's chock-full of helpful tips and gives you my insight on to how to make comics. This is the second installment of a video tutorial explaining my process of drawing comics.  Next will be perspective and finished pencils.


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13 comments:

  1. Great penciling tutorial. Your comic pencils are awesome!

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  2. Fun tutorial, Lee. Nicely set forth for any would be comic illustrator. Going to spread the word about these.

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  3. Johnna6:39 AM

    This is a nice video tutorial for making comics!
    Can't wait to see the next installment.

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  4. Nice Lee! Really found the thumbnails to layouts on 8.5 x 11 really insightful!

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    1. That's the technique I've settled into. Most artists do something similar for comic layouts.

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  5. I love the shading techniques you used on the X-Men pages. Thanks for sharing your how to make comics videos.

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  6. I stubbled across your blog and was impressed with your art. Where did you go to school? What How to books do you recommend?

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  7. I was very fortunate to have been taught by Jerry Bingham while in highschool. And later went through the sequential art program at SCAD. (Savannah College of Art and Design) As well as other non-comic but art related courses. I'll have to make a list of good books. Here are a couple: How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, by Stan Lee and John Buscema Dynamic Figure Drawing, by Burne Hogarth, and Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.

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  8. Cool. Keeping your pages clear are a pain. You could also rough out a background a separate page and combine with a light box. If the pencils are going to be scanned, combine them in Photoshop or keep your foreground and backgrounds apart to add things like camera blurs, depth of field and lighting effects for a real Hollywood touch later in coloring.

    Keep up the great work Lee!

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  9. Craig3:47 PM

    I like these tutorial videos. I basically know doodly-squat about comics, so seeing the creative process this way is eye opening. There's obviously more to it than just drawing cool pictures. I'm impressed that you can draw panel after panel without being repetitive. How do you make the images uniform enough to maintain story cohesion without losing the unique quality of each shot?

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    1. Lots and lots of practice. Like anything comics has it's own vocabulary and language. Once you learn to speak it, it's not so hard. Thank you for your comments.

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  10. These videos break-down what goes into putting together a comic very succinctly. Keep 'em coming!

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