100 Days of Making Comics: Day 72 - Page 12 Progress

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  • [ – ] euanaustin reply Wow, it looks amazing. Wish I could have been here at the start of your journey :)
    • [ – ] doomx2001 parent reply Thank you @euanaustin! You could always watch some of the older vids and skip through to the ones that look the most interesting. Regardless, I'm glad on your board now and lets see what I can get done within the last month or so that I got left in challenge! Hopefully I won't fall on my face, LOL!
  • [ – ] SOZOMAIKA reply Woo! another upload~ Are there any books you can recommend on making comics? I have a few of the Scott Mccloud books but the content doesn't seem to stick in my brain for some reason :/
    • [ – ] doomx2001 parent reply Sorry it took me a bit to reply. I have trouble with Scott McCloud too. I think, in my opinion, he makes things more complicated than what they seem, even though he tries to explain things simply (doesn't come across that way to me). Here is what I recommend: 1. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way: This is a old book and still read by many aspiring artist for reason. Its good. Its simple, it is a fun read, and gives you all the basics that you need to know on how to make a comic and what you need to get started. Thought some of the topics are brief, its still worth buying. 2. Christopher Harts Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: This book is a 145 pages long and is crammed full of good stuff. It gives plenty of reference for every single part of the body from multiple angles and has some cool poses to boot. In my opinion this is another must have. I think those two books are a good start. Other than that, just get in the habit of drawing everyday, for at least 10 minutes a day. You ...morecan do more, but the bare minimum should be 10 minutes. Pick something that interests you, draw it, figure it out, and get good at drawing it. Draw things that you think are cool but you know you can't draw them. What?!? Well, the only way to get better is draw stuff you don't normally draw. That's how you get good and how you evolve. Last bit of advice. Its ok to suck. Everyone doesn't start out drawing comics like Jim Lee (I struggle with every page I draw, but I keep drawing even though I know I'm terrible, LOL). It takes time and many crappy drawings to get to JIm Lee's level. So everytime you have doubts, just remind yourself that being crappy at drawing certain things is just a 'phase' until you get good at drawing whatever it is your trying draw. Its a process. And it takes time and effort. Sorry for the long winded response. I hope I was helpful.
      • SOZOMAIKA parent reply Thanks! I really appreciate it! i'll go looking into those books! I wish I had more time to dedicate towards my personal growth as an illustrator/ comic artist (also, paneling is so intimidating to me). I'm usually loaded with freelance work because I'm a concept artist so theres hardly ever opportunities for me to try new things :( I'll try to carve out more time for myself in the future!
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