Creating a Comic Page
Scripts and Layouts
Drawing a Reduced Size Layout
Drawing a Full Size Layout
Line Weight, Shadows, and Rendering
Nontraditional Page Layouts
Drawing Perspective Heavy Environments and Locations
Environment Pages: Line Weight, Shadows, and Rendering
Thumbnailing from Difficult Scripts
Cinematic Storytelling and Compositional Pitfalls
Mark as Completed
I decided to make a page that includes all six basic panel types to better understand the lesson. All the while doing my best to avoid the pitfalls. I based my scene on the video game Nier Automata. How did I do? I recommend this optional challenge! Panel 1: Close-up Panel 2: Profile Panel 3: Medium close-up Panel 4: Establishing/wide shot Panel 5: Down-shot Panel 6: Up-shot
Here's a comic book page I made a while back before ever watching these lessons. At the time, I thought I was being clever using a tangent between the lower jaw in the smaller panel and the side of the horn/petal/nose thing in the larger one. I wanted to ask two questions. 1. Do you think the tangent worked in this instance or not? 2. Are there examples of where tangents can be used to bolster the impact of the page or should it always be avoided?
I have a question about figures intersecting the sides of panels. David's description makes sense, but I've also seen super close-ups that essentially cut off one half of the character's face using the top and side of the panel. Things like that. What's an effective way to do this without it looking odd in the way the video describes?
A bit unrelated, but what kind of pencil are you using? it looks like a mechanical pencil, but allows for more of the edge of the graphite to be used.
Wow, that was amazing! I love the way he broke down and demonstrated tangents. It's funny, from photography, to drawing, to digital painting, to even observations of things you pass day to day, some things look odd and don't look natural, this explains why and I hope to be able to do better compositions based on this information. Thank you David, nice job presenting it :-).