Creating Journal Comics: Drawing Your Life | Katie McMahon | Skillshare

Creating Journal Comics: Drawing Your Life

Katie McMahon, KatieMcMahonArt

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8 Videos (20m)
    • Intro

      1:02
    • Lesson 1

      1:25
    • Lesson 2

      2:41
    • Lesson 3

      2:49
    • Lesson 4

      1:56
    • Lesson 5

      3:55
    • Lesson 6

      3:30
    • Lesson EXTRA!

      2:36

About This Class

Drawing pictures to record human events is an ancient custom, going as far back as the cave paintings in Lascaux, France. This custom has continued throughout history to the modern day with popular graphic novels such as "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi.

In this class, you will learn the basics of making comics about you - turning the events of your day into a comic. We will talk about format, drawing style, facial expressions, backgrounds, and more. A journal comic can be private or public, but the most important thing is that it is yours.

Drawing the events of your day-to-day life may seem boring or mundane, but you may look at it differently when you sit down to draw. Suddenly, the coffee you spilled on your lap seems a bit more funny. Our perceptions and emotions connected to past events can change the more we ruminate on them. In my own experience, I've found a greater appreciation for the life I have when I take the time to draw it out. 

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Katie McMahon

KatieMcMahonArt

Hey there, folks! I'm Katie McMahon and I've been reading and drawing comics of all sorts for as long as I can remember. My love for the arts took me to the University of New Hampshire to earn my BFA. While there, I discovered a love for teaching as well, and I went on to earn my MEd as well.

I currently teach a comics art class at my local comic book shop, and I want to share the joy of making comics with you too!

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