Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks

Getting Started
rainealchemist at 4:10PM, Oct. 3, 2006
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Since i'm new to comic art/drawing. I really wanted to know how to draw comics. Because i love reading them. And ive always wanted to make up stories of my own.

But where do i start at??

I like draw comics that are anime/manga, movies, tv etc..

Dose anyone have any good ideas or tips on how to start drawing comics?

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Comicmasta at 4:18PM, Oct. 3, 2006
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First step is Idea, get the whole story stuck up in there, begenning, middle, and end. I suggest making sketches of your main character(s) and see if they fit the story line. The style its drawn in also counts, such as a scratchly drawn character could mean Angry, crazy, Horrid, where as a straight one means timid, calm, and default.
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Rich at 4:57PM, Oct. 3, 2006
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Just draw a comic about ninja walrusses. Who needs plot when you got a ninja walrus?
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Comicmasta at 2:58AM, Oct. 4, 2006
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Also i just recently learned this, before making the bubble, write the words in air first, THEN circle them with a speech bubble
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kingofsnake at 10:00AM, Oct. 4, 2006
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Also i just recently learned this, before making the bubble, write the words in air first, THEN circle them with a speech bubble

Sir, that is crazy talk. You should clearly use the same sized bubble over and over again regarless of the size or amount of words within.


I would recommend grabbing a couple art books and thumbing through them. Also getting the story down on paper is very helpful, don't overdo it though, its easy to lose interest in a comic if it's already etched in stone, so leave room for details you can make up on the fly. Story board way in advance. i usually do stickfigure drawings with the first initial in the head so i know who's talking. once i have everything mapped out, then I move onto actually putting everything together
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rainealchemist at 5:18PM, Oct. 5, 2006
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Yeah i might go to barns and nobles where i live and see if they have any books on how to draw comics. I really want to become a good comic artist.

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kingofsnake at 7:24AM, Oct. 6, 2006
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Yeah i might go to barns and nobles where i live and see if they have any books on how to draw comics. I really want to become a good comic artist.

reading up on it definately helps, but the best help is lots and lots of practice
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