Saturday, March 29, 2014

Drawing Comic Books

Back in the day, most every 12-15 year-old male drew (or wanted to draw) comics. Don't know if teenage boys still aspire to comic book art (I suspect today their ambitions run to mastering video games), but Disney board artist and ace story mind Mark Kennedy posts about the older art form:

"How to Draw Comics Comic" issue #1, part one

I'm always a sucker for any kind of book or tutorial that talks about the artistic process and gives you insight into how any artist works, even if it's kind of remedial and basic. I just like seeing the process of other artists, and as I always say, there isn't much to drawing except the few basic concepts that make up the core of good drawing, and then it's all about using those concepts in increasing sophisticated ways as you become a better and better artist.

Mr. Kennedy will be putting up more installments in due course, so you should plan on making some return trips to The Temple of the Seven Golden Camels.

Add On: And here is Part II.


Pete Emslie said...

Mark Kennedy's blog is terrific, and it's one I check out regularly. Mark has a very analytical mind and manages to convey his thoughts in an easily comprehendible manner. His site should be required reading by any aspiring illustrator or animation student.

Floyd Norman said...

Yeah, Mark's blog is just great. Unlike other web fare he provides genuine insight into the world of comics and animation. It's a must read.

mark kennedy said...

Thanks for the kind words and support! Part two of that topic is up on my blog now. I'll post the rest of it in a couple of days.

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