Comic Book

Sat 16 February

Comic Book & Graphic Novel - 2 day course

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Suitable for anyone who would like to learn about the process of creating comics and graphic novels and develop their drawing and painting skills. By the end of the course participants will have created their own illustrated character and page of dynamic comic book art.

On this course you we will be looking at:

Practical comic book drawing skills, penciling abilities and how to use brushes to draw, shade and fully render characters, situations and environments. This will include drawing dynamic figures, using reference images, composition and layout together with page structure for effective storytelling.

Painting techniques and use of colour. How the early comic printing process left creators with a limited colour palette and how to use this as an advantage to tell dynamic visual stories.

You will be guided in the creation of your own character or range of characters. From looking at the work of other creators and iconic characters using British, European, American and Japanese Manga comic imagery we will take you through the process of developing your own character and comic book universe.