Drawing Comics: Storytelling with Words and Pictures | Christine Nishiyama | Skillshare

Drawing Comics: Storytelling with Words and Pictures

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
16 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

      2:19
    • 2. Project Assignment: Draw a 1-Page Comic

      1:06
    • 3. What's a Sequential Story?

      2:32
    • 4. Gathering Our Materials

      2:19
    • 5. Writing Techniques

      3:58
    • 6. Writing the Outline

      1:06
    • 7. Combining Words and Pictures

      1:45
    • 8. Thumbnailing with Words

      2:43
    • 9. Panel Transitions

      1:51
    • 10. Thumbnailing with Sketches

      2:32
    • 11. TIming

      3:40
    • 12. Drawing the Panels

      1:54
    • 13. Framing

      1:16
    • 14. Drawing the Story

      2:14
    • 15. Inking and Lettering

      9:02
    • 16. Wrapping Up

      0:32
16 students are watching this class

About This Class

Learn how illustrator Christine Fleming uses words and pictures together to tell a sequential story. Whether you’re interested in comics, graphic novels, or newspaper comic strips, they all begin as a sequential story and hinge on the balance of words and images.

This 45-minute class will introduce the basics of sequential storytelling including plot structure, panel transitions, timing, and framing. Along the way Christine will point out her favorite tips and techniques, that are vital to understanding how to draw a sequential story.

b3bca39e

The project assignment for this class is to draw a one-page comic inspired by a childhood memory. In the videos, Christine will take you through her entire process as she makes her own 1-page comic.

She’ll cover all the steps from writing, planning, thumbnailing, sketching, drawing, and inking.

By the end of the class, you’ll have your own one page comic and the basic skills you need to jump into making your own comics and graphic novels! No prior knowledge of writing, drawing, comics, or software is required.

//

WANT MORE?

You can see more about Christine and her work at might-could.com

Get weekly essays on creativity and art making here!

Hope to see you in there! :D