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Sketchbook on Ipad: Tips to draw comic books

teacher avatar Damien Barban

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7 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:20
    • 2. Starting the course

      15:07
    • 3. Sketching the page

      11:20
    • 4. Inking the sketch, part 1

      12:42
    • 5. Inking the sketch, part 2

      8:18
    • 6. Inking the sketch, part 3

      9:27
    • 7. Coloring the page

      6:37
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If you are drawing and would like to know more about using Sketchbook to draw comic books, this course is done for you. I'm going to present you couple of tips to help you drawing comic books with this software. You will learn some basic options of Sketchbook to make your production flow easier while drawing on Sketchbook.

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1. Introduction: in this course, I'm going to present very simple tips to use sketchbook to draw comic books. The courses fuck use on the basic options of the software to prison to an easy way to sketch to ink into color your drawings and frames. Welcome. In this course, I hope you will enjoy it. 2. Starting the course: welcome in this course where I'm going to give you a couple off advice is to create comic book by using Z catch book. Sketchbook is not the software created to to create specifically coming books. This is a drawing software. Now we're going to see how we can transform it into a software two creature oncoming book. So first wedding to see a couple of things like options. I'm just software. First, when you create your first page, I'm clicking on this. You have four options. New sketch to creating a document gallery to have access to the work you have already done . Plus, new sketch creates. Come back here. Use catch, gallery share and preferences, preferences. This is where you can personalize the use of your software. Now I will keep the basic options. I will click on News Catch. So you have here the options you can click on this to flip your documents are you can click on preset to select different different preset of pages, so you can also change the size here. Army. I was just take the normal room, which is this one I will orientated like this and then click on create here is my page now . Always make two fingers on your screen. You can just turn your working space like this and you will see it could be very helpful when you have some difficulties to draw some specific things. So the first point here, I'm going to create this catch of my coming book. Let's say that is going to be a page where we have, um, a character with some guns and were great wanting to have placed C five frames wanting to work with the different layers we have here. If you don't have a heavy to use layers, there is just another layer. It's exactly like normal layer on wish. Working, too, drove, for instance, I'm here on the first layer can draw a line on the single layer a control line. And if I erase here, it's not going to erase what is draw on my previously. This is how you can draw on different layers, and if you want to draw something specific, are at a specific color by taking the risk off wasting your drawing, you don't take the risk because if you want to draw something that cool, the good or not you don't know, cretin. You layer drawn it. And if you completely mistake, you're completely waste your drawing. You just have to cancel this layer by clicking on its in clear. It will erase Weathers into later. You can also deal, actually, or duplicate kitten pass. And so couldn't Do you have it? OK, so this one I can think on it clear. So I'm going to used to pencil we have here, and the first layer is going to be the sketch off my page City, of course. I'm using a pencil the pencil off my ipad to draw. If you try to draw with your hand, are with your finger you could have quite some difficult is I don't recommend you to draw with your finger on me. It's just not possible. So I try to respect some distance here. You can see that this last frame is above the 1st 1 here. It just in effect that is going to create some dynamism in your Pete sitting, then Indian creating frame here. So now I have got my frames. I can see that on my signal Later, I will try to create, for instance, with my finger and moving the rule here. Definitely like normal rule. I place it it. And this time I'm going to select a black ink and draw the lines like this with two finger . I can orientate my room, and if it give you some thick lines, it means that your pencil is almost horizontal to your screen of your pants. So make sure it's not a Lorient on horizontally placed on your screen are otherwise you can decrease the size of a brush. I can still kick in this. I have selected 35. Let's see. It's better then my two fingers. I'm moving the rule. You can see that lines are nuts. Let's seen it was not straight. All right, angle Okay. You have to go. Have to make sure Ingall is 18. Right? Come on. Something. Okay, let's move it again. So you can with two fingers, move the angle and with one finger, you move it from left to right. Come on, sometime. It's a bit tricky to get the page Enough moving. I recommend you If you are rocking with tablets. Welcome. Or I don't know whatever, Brandon. The template Sometimes tablets are delivered with with the goal of and you can use this glove to draw on your iPad if you have some time. The problem. I am here, that's your hand, is creating that contact with his Quran. And I can continue like trying here. Moving if you lies and not perfect. Doesn't matter, because if it's too perfect, it's not going to sometime. Be good because it's good to have a kind off. Unp irf eqt line. Give more life you're drawing, so don't try to have absolutely perfect lines. This is part of the game to have some time mistakes in the line. So the second method to work with his rules is to do not move the rule. But on Lee moved page here with my fingers and not moving the rule and moving the page and the pages moving to have the parts, the lines I want to drinks. Just a marine. Beautiful my role so you can have the feeling that you're drinking like exactly if you was during with Riel the real stuff. All right now I click again on the rule it disappear. You have your page. I click on the eye of the layer of the sketch and we have a kind of earn perfect but realistic at lines. It's like if you had a really pencil in, that should draw on the real paper. So this is when you are looking for some kind of realist in your drawing that you can use this if I zoom in its exactly left, like if you you drove with normal pencil normal paper use, can it? And you have old imperfection, so it could really give something realistic. And this realistic part is something that's going to be used sometimes by artists to create something interesting. So what created this effect is just because we here's to take to anger. If I draw with this, you can see that there's imperfection. If you want something very black you can take even though this one you can take the fountain pain and you will have a perfect black are you have also the technical pen. There you have very straight line, and I can increase to have search line, and now I'm going to show you what the difference. So I'm going to add a hide this layer. I'm going to make the sketch appear. Ian and I will do the same with the rule this time. I'm going to use this technical pencil. You can see the lines are more clean, - all right. And turning the page we have still some trouble is the drawing of the lines. It's not perfect, but I tried to do something quite fast. Do not look ways too much time, of course, to sure. Very simple things. It's difficult with the rial. Ah, rule night away turning the page in another sign zooming some, still moving with two fingers. And I can have that work Don't like this. All right, so clicking on this. Okay. Hiding sketch. It's missing something. Okay, this is this time to rule on moving two finger in the rule, and you can orientate. Okay, it's going to be fine. One finger to Marie from last, right? All right. Clicking on its there isn't the thing here can hide, So okay, we have frames. It's not perfect. There is holes here, and there is a mystery, but you get the thing. So next step it's to complete and making its to coming back todo sketch and to draw the characters 3. Sketching the page: all right. So, no, I'm back with my pencil and I'm going to drove my character. Maybe it's going to be like this. So we have a couple of, of course anatomy stuff to know. I propose already. Plenty, of course, is about drawing and after me, so you can refer to them to know stuff about drawing characters and anatomy. Here we're just looking at how to draw coming book. We have sketchbook so you can draw easily This pen to primary pencil. You're drawing a sketch. I'm doing very rough sketch just to place the main elements. Just drink, drawing very easy things. No landscapes, no stuff that takes a lot of time to draw. Just very simple things. All right, so now I placed the main since I can create a new layer if you have selected this layer when Christian you want the Disney one is created, just evolve. So don't be afraid to toe French your players. And if even if this layer is not placed in the rights in the rights place, you can cure it. Click here and you can we can duplicates plus pissed. And when you pass, it is going to be duplicates at the place where you wanted to be. So this one will let it. But finally you see, I have this. I draw this this cats doing here pissed. And I have my frame here. Sorry, my friend mate Layer don't and I have it here. So you can see that everyone from here to here. So I will cancel it. Let's going back here. I don't want this line. Pick on it and I click. Clear. It could weaken dilate. It will completely destroy your layer. You won't just clear it. It means that the layers going to stay. But what is inside is going to be raised. So what is the plane we have here? They re Ruff's catch. Now I create a new layer to draw more and details catch First this one I will pick on it and decrease the opacity. All right? No, I can click on the 2nd 1 and zoom on the first character. Why? I'm decreasing the opacity Just because if you have several layers with the same capacity at one point you will not recognize where you are working Equal Creek. Some confusion even there Sometimes it could be the problem. So I'm working some details. I will try to do something very simple. Like I'm cretin you superhero. So once you have to see that, I'm just drawing brand new sketch Dubel the 1st 1 that just having more details. Why? Because if you go to the next step, which is the thinking of the page, you will see that it is more difficult to ink page if your sketch is not well detail. So I'm talking about here. If you are doing all the work from this catching Children inking sometime and most of the time in the coming book company, These are different people during this jobs. But if you are doing older yourself, you can see that it could be tough doink character that is roughly sketched. Okay. And sometimes already, Inc, I can place my pencil urgently and try to place details of the shadows. If he has kind of shoot, we can already place some interesting details like this. All right. And then I would just do this one and moving further because you would see it's always the same. Taking so and during the eyes and we have some ask here all right, So this catch, it should be more complete. It's probably not enough. Complete right away has kind of again, but you will see that distinct are always be the same. You go further and further into the details. If you are doing all the scheduled inking, then you know your characters. You don't have to go into too much details. But if you are someone coming after you drawing doing the thinking, then your sketch has to be very clear. And, for instance, I will hide this parts that this this later and don't miss. Take. Make sure you are always in the right layer to draw the ways you could have some surprises . So I'm raising this. I can zoom even more and this time doing very in detail. Here's a mask, so I don't have to draw too much things like details of do skin and so on. But anyway, we have some stuff you have to respect. We have more clear view than where the eyes located, and we have additional detail in the bones, and they hear, for instance, are super to be here, not appear. So this is such stuff. You can correct that person doing the inking could probably Reapers is mistakes because, you know, to draw how you know how to draw perfectly. But anyway, it's nothing jumped, drove correctly, just has to to the inking. And he has to correct your anatomy mistakes. It's going really to be a waste of time for him. It's a bit more clear and with two fingers I'm going back on. Just is what it is very, very easy with sketchbook that you can see that you're drawing with some distance and consume in rapidly just to really have grasp of the and tell your drawing. So okay, now, if I get my drop, my frames not this one. This one appearing. Have something. We have some frames, some drawing up a ring. This is quite good, by the way, this one as a show purposes not the one I want to you. So don't forget to de let the layers you don't want and make sure you delete that writes layer under why you can go back with this option closed. Okay, raising this and the next step I'm going to shoe the frame and the next step is going to be the inking. So I'm going to create a new layer and will stand thinking of this character 4. Inking the sketch, part 1: it's now we're going to see the thinking, so I'm going to create a new layer and I will close to my character. So I'm selecting the founding pain. You have different options. You can change pressure to stand perfect neighboring numbness, but basic options are already very good. I'm selecting the black ink, and my sketch here is going to be the open sea to decreased, and I will hide the first layer created with the first catch. Don't draw the thinking of your character on the frame layer because sometimes a friend has to be changed and you don't want to have everything on the same. You can create as much layers rooms and so take this advantage to tool creates all those kick older layers necessary. So I'm creating a new layer, taking funding pain, and you will see that you can try first will be to change the pressure, drink with the pencil, trying different pressure, and it was very easy. And when you start thinking, you always talk by the percent of your page and you go down all alone, you're thinking so my lines are very clean. I'm not trying to do stuff like that I tried to be very clean, slowing down and taking the necessary time to do something interesting. You can see on just taking the time to drool all the outlines and something. When I arrive in the end of the line, they can ID fakeness can see stuff like deaths and inside a character lines are going to be this thick, even more for the eyes. I can change a side of my brush and really draw something. - You can see that you can at additional details and make sure coming with character first, don't at too much black details in the place and to forget the rest of the character. If you have too much black here and not enough in the other, Ah, place of the body is going to be not well done to create a very strong impact. You can also so like full parts and increase the signs of the brush filling. I don't like you can play with the black and whites to create a very strong impact while you're drawing character so you can see that by hide this catch. Here's something interesting. So he has the kind off white form in the middle of the face. This is is skin that's like this and we never listen, added some shadows just to make this character a beat twinge. And so you can use also a very thin and then had some hatching, but not too much. Otherwise, it's going to be too much filled with things that they're useless to already a bit too much . Try to really use it and see if it works. You see it's too much. It's available too much go back deceptions. And sometimes I'm also using the white and to cross hatching for the whites as something interesting. All right, so now I'm showing there again, and I will continue the inking and muscles. Get this Be much more, I think, and using the pressure from a pen to complete thes lines. So you have two things with the pressure of you plan to get such effect, and you have decided abroad you have to play with two things. Usually it's enough to create some interesting inking. Sometimes, when used two fingers to move, it's not moving, just drawing, so you have to erase anyway. Consider the inking could be very fast, and sometimes people were drawing and are drawing with you on paper and scanning the drawing and doing the inking with the software like this because sometimes so Easy Toe Inc and corrected thinking, If there is any mistakes, that's really more easy life when you're drawing and thinking being controlled again six and skip it. All right, so now I'm going to and you a selection. All right, See this new Ah, all right. The last suit. I'm just drain forms using this feeling, getting to less who and again and in selected in completing these. Think Rush and I can complete at least the for for parents just finishing inking the torso before to show you that part's amended color, always adding some details like this in the world. It's been empty. Then you can when you are done, go to Next step, which is the one of the color 5. Inking the sketch, part 2: increase the size of the brush filling I like, and you can play with black and whites to create a very strong impact. Well, you're drawing character so you can see that by hide its catch. Here's something interesting. So he has the kind off white form in the middle of the face. This is his skin that's like this and we never listen, added some shadows just to make this character a bit twinge. And so you can use also a very thin uh then had some hatching, but not too much. Otherwise, it's going to be too much filled with things that they're useless already bit too much. Try to really use it and see if it works. You see, it's too much. It's available too much good back deceptions and sometime also using the white and to cross hatching for the whites receipt as something interesting. All right, so now Shailene there again, and I will continue the inking and missiles get this much more, I think, and using the pressure from a pen to complete thes lines. So you have two things of the pressure of you plan to get such effect and you have decided a brochure, you have to play with two things. Usually it's enough to create some interesting inking. Sometimes when you use two fingers to move, it's not moving, just drawing, so you have to raise anyway. Consider. Inking could be very fast, and sometimes people were drawing and are drawing with you on paper and scanning the drawing and doing the inking with the software like this because sometimes so easy toe pink and corrected inking. If there is any mistakes, that's really ah, more easy life when you're drawing and thinking, I'm going to roll this again. Six and bullets kit. All right, so now I'm going to and you a selection. Let's see eso Ah, all right. Just during forms using this feeling, getting to less who and again and in selected in completing these Think Rush and I can complete at least the for for parts just finishing, inking the torso before to show you that part's amended color, always adding some details like this. Otherwise it's been empty. Then you can, when you are done, go to Next Step, which is one of the color 6. Inking the sketch, part 3: now if I want to draw Ah, the color If I want to add the color, I'm do going to hide the sketch and creates a new layer. But this time is there were going to get interesting into the different modes. By default we are in normal mood. What does it mean? If I take cooler blue color, I take my founding pain and I'm drawing. You will see that these is hiding the drying below. So I click on it. I changed the normal world a click on it I can't select the middle supply food and you will find there is a transparency is his works we are looking for So first I'm filling all the frame museum selection tool that the change to have a Rick tingles It is very easy selecting Oh, this feeling with this tool and we first draw the background. So we have some problems here because you can see we have still a white space. So it means that the frames black frame was not straight. It doesn't matter. We can just select against like this for single again. So what you can do is just go from there and selecting or this feeling, all right? And then you can just and move all the points. Okay? Done. You do this by clicking on this is going to and thinking this is going to change what you just selected previously. If you select an area like this and you quake, um, this and this you can change what you want. So I just like this. I am something missing. But I can fillets with my pen snow, big death, All right. It is, um, amounts. And now I'm going to draw the background. So I said, like a click on the section tool This one swing blue and a click on the blue It will select Onley This army then I can change. I can use, for instance, brush my brush in to be that one increasing decided brush. And if I click on the brush, I can also going to liberate library and change the form of the brush to create some kind off at different aspect. And when you click on one of them who have the effect, it's not bad. This one. Let's see all rights, but not really interesting. Come back on its ivory past. Still okay, lets trying to get something really bigger like this just to have something different, all right? And with this tool here smooch pen, I can makes a little bit, not too much and just mixing a little bit like this. He recruits some interesting effects. So then I'm getting interesting to the country itself, back into the fronting pain going to liberate, confined also Maybe, um, a brush like this and he's going to be that color off. Maybe green. That's it's green, man. Decreasing. It's very strong. So if you have your background color and using a brush that is very close to normal brush, your color is going to be mixed like this. So if you don't like that, if you want a very clean color, you just take your basic fountain pain, increasing the size and just filling with the normal blue green. Sorry, Phil. First with, um, flat killer. - Okay . And if they want the rest of the turf So with the same green, I can menting my finger on the screen and you will see a kind of target appears you orientate middle is target on the color you want to select and you will find it selected on your right. So I mean to use again the lasso tool and just cruel the outlines of the cover of time. Okay. And I feel with the green and that sits I forgets something I can complete with my brush. All right. And as first, I'm just putting the flat colors. I'm also adding the light touching. My characters were just like, yeah, a yellow car Put it on this side and on this side, the lights touching the left, parts of the current just here. All right, and maybe here. All right, so we have done some stuff. I can't get my finger back on these green. I click. I select a green bits and of a darker and this time adding shadow here. All right. And maybe here feel the arm still working with flight colors. And we will see just 1/3 in the next video How we can smooth over his color to get something more realistic or with more volume 7. Coloring the page: Okay, lets see how we can get something more complete. So I have my yellow color, my dog color and the green color. So let's work precisely on the face. I can complete the shadow and maybe with a brush to add some details. Even if you use color, find on the left to use it in the right, he could work and to and some shadows here, maybe some green gray. Do not let the middle of the face, even if it's kind off mass card in the once, we can add some shadows. It's never blank. You never let part of the of the character with a blank, full white or four. Ah, color like the green. We're going to see now how we can make all of this and to makes it. I'm using smooch Ben precise here and see I It's too hard and changing size, getting some things smaller, and I can even smaller 10 and can smooth color give you something that is really close to what you're finding coming book. So this is the first step because we're gonna just do something else against. This merger is very intense, is very strange. Strange that's trains very hard. It is already at minimum. So can Onley play with size and saying for the right parts, it was interesting that you go back again with, for instance, with a brush. Why the water brush? Because it's more intense than the found in pain. So now we're going to to play with the different kind off smooth coloring. You can just touch a little bit. Maybe hosts like some dark color and play with some areas decreasing this little bit, and I have their strong shadows in a very specific Harry has been not everywhere you don't try to. He tried to get some complex coloring now to get something just flunked with only why on the light color one dog color you can see. That's when you makes the gray that you can find the middle of the face with the green of something foreign terrorist ing and his wife will. So when you use kind of color, bursts of King of Texter also added to it, and each will at some realism on your drawing and then when you're done with this, you can go back. Is the fountain pain and using a pure color like white and just come small lanes, Small points. You're in there. And to give you this kind off, uh, coming book effect speaking in the green and I will take more and green light green. It's not too much will in a too much. And maybe were there thin lines very, very thin, All right. And complete with the eyes. I used to Really? I with very pure color this time and on Lee using a great to suggest the shadow here. All right, so it was good example that how you can complain drawing coloring and you'll apply this technique toe all the dari. So when you understand the different step helped draw this, you can draw your own page, you sketch. Then you think, then you apply the color, his sketchbook and you can really get some and terrorist ing andi pages very well down and without too much tools, you can see that I just play with skeptics with layers. The tools we have here and sometimes a little bit option here. We're not too much the options. The preset of the options are very good. So don't waste too much time in trying to find the brush that will make everything. So you will see that what is going to make everything is yourself and what I show you here . Just basic tools that will wish you can work in the entire coming book. Then when he is done, of course, you can save it. You can share it from the U. S. B r the e mails and storm. And you will receive a G p j g peg firma, so you will be able to print it. All right, that's it. Proposed these videos. I hope you're a couple of things. You can ask me any question if you want.