Are you an aspiring comic book artist? In this two-part video tutorial, learn some skills on how to layout a comic book page. Different ways to layout your comic pages are gone over. Part 1 of 2 - How to Layout a comic book page. Part 2 of 2 - How to Layout a comic book page.
Comic Book Layout
When shooting a movie, a director creates a storyboard. A comic book artist must do the same thing for drawing a comic book. Thumbnails are small blocks that represent the pages in a comic book. There is no finished work, but sketches. When following the script, the artist nee ...more
I was big into comic books when I was younger. I'd even create my own, though my drawing skills were not as good as the greats, such as Kirby or McFarlane. Hell, I still even have a couple DC and Marvel comics laying around somewhere, though I'm more likely to go watch a comic ...more
This video, assembled for a school project by some art school students, teaches you how to draw comic book superheroes in two parts. They begin by going over the material that you will need, then the basic shapes that make up the majority of comic character's bodies, then goes ...more
Want to learn how to make your own comic book? This instructional video will teach you how to take your created character and their powers and enter them into a comic book world. The first step, is to decide whether your character will be acting as a hero or villain. Next, you ...more
With the "Thor" movie coming out in 2011 and the actors recently debuting a five-minute trailer at Comic-Con, fanboy buzz about this Norse comic book hero has officially reached fever pitch. Guys like the story - the son of a king cast down to earth as punishment, who seeks to ...more
Ever daydream about making your own comic strip? Well, what's stopping you? With this lesson from television cartoonist Bruce Blitz, you'll learn everything you need to know to produce your very own comic strip suitable for publication in a newspaper or on the web. For more in ...more
An unknown individual demonstrates in this video how he makes a comic book. He shows the materials that are needed, which are plain white paper and tape. You then fold the paper very neatly in half length wise one sheet at a time. Then you put all the papers together as neatly ...more
This four-part video series demonstrates how to ink a comic book. Inking is often thought of as a lesser comic art than drawing or writing, but proper inking is essential to creating a really beautiful final product. In the end, it is what the reader sees, not the pencil work ...more
The nose is a focal point of someone's face. In this tutorial, learn how to master the art of the "comic book nose" so that your characters really come alive. This tutorial will show you, step by step, how to draw a comic face on the computer and shape the nose just right. Do ...more
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial shows you ho to give an image a comic book look. Sure, most people draw comic books from scratch, but you don't have to when you have this tutorial to show you how to create a 'comic book' effect in Photoshop.
If you didn't think you could make a high speed photography trigger or hack together some creepy googly eyeballs for Halloween, then you've got another think coming, because learning how to use Arduino just got easier thanks to Jody Culkin and her wonderful comic book introduc ...more
There's a time in everyone's life when they need to become immortalized and reprographed in a full-blown comic spread, complete with halftone dots and speech bubbles—or squares, if you're a square. With our favorite program Photoshop, you can quickly turn any hyperbolic celebr ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a simple comic book effect in Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filt ...more
Marvel Comics' Veno character is vastly popular. If you're one of Venom's many fans, chances are you've thought about sketching him onto your school notebook. In this video, learn how to draw the comic book character, Venom with help from fantasy artist, Wayne Tully.
This video by Architectus777 teaches us how to ink comic book pages. Inking is simply another term for outlining or black lining. This first step is to find an image in black in white. Following this, you may edit the image to be as light or dark as you wish. Afterwards, the s ...more
Do you want to learn how to create a comic book style cloud using Photoshop? Now you can with this video. First of all, create a blue colored layer. Next, create a few white shapes on this background. Now duplicated this layer. Go to the bottom layer and make it black. Go back ...more
Using this tutorial, you will learn how to make a comic book style cloud in Adobe Illustrator. 1. First, select the ellipsis tool and draw a few shapes. 2. After drawing some shapes, select them and go to window and choose pathfinder. 3. Click to merge the shapes together. 4. ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to create background images for your comic books using the computer program, Sketchup. Hand drawing is a thing of the past, and computer designing has taken over. Get on the technology train and update your art skills with this informative clip.
Mark Crilley, creator of the manga anime series "Miki Falls," shows how to sketch hands for characters. Hands can be complicated to sketch, but follow along with this cartoon and comic drawing tutorial and learn how to render hands in no time!
When you are organizing the panels of your comic, you should keep in mind the way you want eyes to follow it. With multiple panels on a page, your spacing between them will determine where the eyes will go. If you want the reader to read up and down and from left to right, the ...more
This video shows you how to create text for comic books, using just a few easy steps. It's explained simply, so that a beginner that has never used Illustrator before, could do this. It shows how to stretch, and shadow your lettering, as well. Detailed illustrations will show ...more
Learn how to apply Kryolan makeup to achieve a comic book girl inspired look with this tutorial. This is a cool look for Halloween or a costume party. Watch this how to video and you can look like you stepped out of the pages of a comic book.
Check out this video to see how to draw and sketch Iron Man, the movie character for manga, cartoon and comics.
The subject at hand takes the prize for the best girl costume of 2009. Classy, pretty, and comic book related. Check out this Roy Lichtenstein-esque makeup job. Amazing.
Layout is an important step in setting up your comic, to make sure each frame has the maximum impact. This tutorial goes over how you can start with a sketch in Photoshop and work on your layout for each comic page you're making.
As with most female comic book heroines, Ms. Marvel, created by artist Gene Colan in the 1960s, is a bodacious babe with killer curves and an even more killer abilities of superhuman strength, stamina, flight, and precognition. Get your fill of this beautiful evil doer-smitin ...more
If you want more control of your book's layout and design, you can make layout decisions yourself manually. iPhoto allows you to deviate from its provided template.
Iron Man, and to a lesser extent it's sequel, represent the best of the new comic-book-movie boom and have rejuvenated the popularity of one of Marvel's most interesting characters. Do you want to make a Tony Stark costume, or dress someone you know in one for a film or party? ...more
In this clip, learn how to create an ultra cool Sin City/Max Payne comic book effect using Photoshop. This in depth tutorial will cover every basic step and show you how easy it is to make a great looking piece of art on your computer.
"Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a real time tutorial showing how to draw a seated girl, taking his drawing from the rough sketch stage to finished inking. [correction: The Micron Pigma pen is mistakenly said to be available in comic book stores; it is in fact ...more
Drawing eyes is often the most difficult part of nailing down a comic book or manga character, but also the most vital part. Eyes really animate a face, so it's important to master all types of eyes if you wish to become a good artist. This tutorial will teach you how you can ...more
Create some cool comic vectored effects! Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make some comic styled text. You will learn how to break text down and add gradients. You will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these ...more
Learn how to draw cartoons faces and expressions with a few simple lines. A professional comic strip in a book or a newspaper carries an idea across using a minimal amount of lines. Use a calligraphy pen to draw thin lines and thick lines with a single pen. This allows you to ...more
In this in depth, four part series learn how to draw a cartoon dog. The adorable puppy you will be learning to draw is top notch and would fit in nicely in any children's book or comic strip. Cartoon dog drawing is really easy, and this tutorial will show you just how to do it ...more
Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's $6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a Face-book badge for a website or blog. Begin by going to your Face-book profile. Scroll down the page and click on Create a Profile Badge. Then click on Create Badge and select the layout, format and information that you wa ...more
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a professional level comic book on your computer the fast and easy way. The methods you will learn in this lesson will teach you how to shave some precious time off of the process and get your work out there faster. So, if you are ...more
There’s a lot going on in your head when creating a comic book and it doesn’t stop after it’s done. There are other things that you have to do once your comic book goes online. You have to market it, introduce it to the right market, and find a way how to get it published. We ...more
Want to go as a comic book character this Halloween? Then forget about the cheesy spandex pants and ridiculous headpieces. Dress up as a comic book character literally ripped off the pages by creating this comic book look inspired by artist Roy Lichtenstein's "Crying Girl." A ...more
Now that the "Avengers" movie and the "Captain America" movie starring Chris Evans have been confirmed, fanboy hype about Marvel heroes has officially reached fever pitch. Though shooting for "Captain America" has just begun, pictures of Evans wearing his Captain American cost ...more
Comic book art is not only awesome, but it takes a really keen eye, and talent, to draw great comic book art. Steven Sanchez has a unique style and tone to his artwork, and in this great two-part video, you will learn how to draw the faces and heads that make Steven stand out ...more
This how-to video demonstrates a how to create an image of the comic-book superhero Spiderman in a basic generic pose. The artist, Xia Taptara, sketches out the basic figure, then gives advice on how to practice drawing tricky features like musculature, hands etc. as he adds m ...more
Add a little comic book superhero to your Grand Theft Auto game! This video shows you the Superman mod for the game, where your character runs around dressed like the classic Superman, in blue and red Spandex. You can download the mod here or here. The download is completely f ...more
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Want to draw your favorite comic book characters? This tutorial shows you how you can use Photoshop to draw a sketch of Spider Woman. Starting with some basic shapes, here's how you can make a realistic and detailed drawing of Spider-Woman.
This two part tutorial is all feet, all the time. Done in the comic book style, this tutorial shows you how to expand on the basic triangle to draw realistic and proportionate feet, as well as avoid some of the pitfalls new artists encounter when trying to master feet for them ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a Sin City comic book effect within Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features an ...more
Marvel's recent string of wildly successful films based on its wildly successful comics have ushered in a whole new era of comic book films. All of the Marvel films have a very cool Marvel logo effect during their opening credits. This video will teach you how to create the sa ...more
In this tutorial, learn exactly how to create a cool color effect inspired by the movie, "Sin City". This funky comic book, cartoonish effect is quite easy to do using Sony Vegas and in this video you will get the coveted step by step. Create a "Sin City" color effect using So ...more
In this Photoshop tutorial video from Tasktutorial, the host leads you through the process of creating a speech bubble in Photoshop. As you watch this video and follow along with the host, you will learn how to create a speech bubble, like they use in the comics. You will also ...more
In this video, learn how to draw Captain America. This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of drawing a realistic looking superhero. Gain knowledge of anatomy and dynamics in the positioning of a realistic figure. In a few simple steps you will be on your w ...more
For all those who have always wanted to sketch a dragon, here is one video which will give you step by step instructions on how to draw one. Dragons are creatures who breathe fire through their noses. The video is a quick watch and learn tutorial and anybody with a desire to p ...more
Are you a "Watchmen" fan? Especially Silk Spectre? Well, learn how to create a sexy "Watchmen" Silk Spectre costume in just a few simple steps with Gianny L. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Just cut up an old jacket for your costume ...more
Learn how to sketch and color a comic book-style dragon slayer girl. This drawing tutorial is done in Photoshop.
The Metal Gear series is pretty famous for being gonzo-meta with it's easter eggs and extras. Take this one for instance. To get the 'Hideo Kojima' achievement in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, you have to recruit Hideo Kojima, the lead designer of the entire Metal Gear se ...more
This tutorial uses Photoshop, but any software program that lets you draw will be able to replicate this tutorial. Without using a model, here's how you can draw the comic book character Wolverine from X-Men in a variety of dynamic and powerful poses. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use ...more
For all the massive comic book geeks out there (be proud!) some of you may be very familiar with Sally Jupiter from the amazing Alan Moore graphic novel, The Watchmen. For those who watched the movie, that counts too. If you're looking to recreate her old costume from her time ...more
Precise drawing, as needed in fields like comic book art and architecture, forces you to really perfect your draftsmanship and get every last line and dot down to perfect scale. But art also requires a bit more looseness, especially if you're sketching at a museum or doing a f ...more
X-Men is one of the oldest and still coolest comics from the Marvel universe. So many likable characters and story lines that it's a blast to read. Many fans of the comic book have their favorite characters, but one of the most popular is that of Jean Grey or Phoenix. She has ...more