Drawing Your First Comic Page: The “Rough In”

Creating a Comic Page

Drawing a Reduced Size Layout

Drawing Your First Comic Page: The “Rough In”

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Drawing Your First Comic Page: The “Rough In”

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David Finch gives an essential overview on how to sketch comic panels. His demo shows how he uses simple shapes and basic perspective on a small layout to plan a full comic page. At this stage of the process, the focus is on mapping out the broad story visually without getting stuck in the details. By starting with a “rough in” an artist can easily adjust any layout issues, making sure the characters and setting are proportionate and unified before moving forward with the page. 


RELATED LINKS:

Basics of Comic Composition
Cinematic Storytelling and Compositional Pitfalls
Basics of Comic Shading


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