Comic Book Layout

How To : Layout a comic book page

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.

How To : Draw thumbnails for making a comic book

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

How To : Draw comic book superheroes, including Vegeta

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

How To : Make your own comic book with Bruce Blitz

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

How To : Draw a strip for a comic book

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

How To : Make your own comic book or manga book

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

How To : Ink a comic book page with gel pen and sharpie

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

How To : Draw comic book style noses for your characters

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

How To : Create a comic book effect in Photoshop

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.

News : Comic Book Instructions Make Arduino Hacking Easy

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

How To : Draw the comic book character, Venom

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.

How To : Ink a comic book page traditionally & digitally

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

How To : Create a comic book style cloud in Photoshop

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

How To : Create a comic book style cloud in Illustrator

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

How To : Use Sketchup to design comic book backdrops

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.

How To : Organize comic book panels

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

How To : Arch comic book text in Illustrator

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

How To : Create a comic book girl inspired makeup look

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.

How To : Layout a comic page like a professional

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.

How To : Draw Marvel comic books character Ms. Marvel

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

How To : Make the repulsor arm prop from Iron Man

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

How To : Draw a manga/anime girl

"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

How To : Draw matching cartoon eyes and eyebrows

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

How To : Create comic-style text in Adobe Illustrator CS2

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

How To : Draw cartoon faces step by step

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

How To : Draw a detailed, cartoon dog

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

How To : Create a Facebook badge for a website or blog

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

How To : Make comic books, the quick and easy way

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

How To : Promote a Web Comic

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

How To : Draw a basic SpiderMan

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

How To : Download the Superman mod for GTA Vice City

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

News : The Evolution of the Batmobile

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How To : CreateSin City-style images in Adobe Photoshop

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

How To : Create Marvel-style logos using Flash CS3

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

How To : Create a "Sin City" color effect using Sony Vegas

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

How To : Create a speech bubble in Photoshop

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

How To : Draw Captain America

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

How To : Sketch a dragon

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

How To : Draw a female nude in 90 seconds

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

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