Drawing Comics: A Beginner's Guide Staff Pick

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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22 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:53
    • 2. Overview

      2:56
    • 3. Lesson: Understanding the Panel

      7:22
    • 4. Lesson: Staging Panels

      5:10
    • 5. Lesson: Examples of Good Panels

      6:36
    • 6. Lesson: Understanding Comics

      6:21
    • 7. Lesson: Types of Transitions

      7:08
    • 8. Lesson: Examples of Transitions pt. 1

      8:03
    • 9. Lesson: Examples of Transitions pt. 2

      2:25
    • 10. Lesson: A Look at Pens and Brushes

      9:07
    • 11. Lesson: Inking Technique

      8:25
    • 12. Lesson: Inking a Panel

      6:40
    • 13. Lesson: Examples of Inking pt. 1

      4:56
    • 14. Lesson: Examples of Inking pt. 2

      7:27
    • 15. Lesson: Understanding Genre pt. 1

      8:58
    • 16. Lesson: Understanding Genre pt. 2

      6:46
    • 17. Lesson: Exploring Style

      0:53
    • 18. Project: Finding a Story

      5:25
    • 19. Project: Thumbnailing

      2:56
    • 20. Project: Sketching

      5:03
    • 21. Project: Inking

      5:27
    • 22. Wrap it Up!

      2:30
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About This Class

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A fun and friendly illustration class that explores the possibilities of comic art!

This class is a series of basic lessons to help you with arranging characters, settings, and speech bubbles inside a panel, selecting the right tools for your project, exploring style and illustrating stories. You'll find professional tips and advice from me, as well as examples from the amazing artists that have inspired my work over the years. After the lessons, we’ll start a class project that’ll lead you step-by-step through the creative process of planning, sketching and inking your own comic!

This class is accessible to artists working in digital and traditional mediums. I'm working in Clip Studio Paint for visual clarity.