WEEK ONEFUNKBUSTER CRITIQUE
I was joined by the lovely Bechahns, the eloquent AnTinWoodsman and the delightful PockerM0use to look over your works and give you our thoughts!
We also had OtakuTaylor and Energy making themselves known in the chat.
Apologies for the distorted sounds, it seems to be a Livestream issue.
Next homework will be up soon!
One of the primary things we look for in a comic is some kind of story: a narrative. That narrative can take many forms, but one of it’s central functions is that it gives the impression of time passing, or of actions happening. It’s a kind of magic really; you read a comic about a baseball game, and you can “see”the ball getting hit, the runners circling the bases, and the shortstop throwing the ball home.
At the most basic level, comics tell stories by creating a sense of movement and of time passing within each drawing. Let’s look at how this works. In this activity, you will learn how to portray different kinds of motion within a single drawing. The challenge is obvious: Your drawing doesn’t literally move. how can you bring it to life?
some office paper or sketchbook
Following is a list of five moving objects. Sketch them in five separate, each one a single image (not in sequence). Don’t draw a panel around the image.
a person running
a car speeding
a ball falling
a person staggering
a newspaper page blowing in the wind
And by due I mean then we'll look at what we have and see what works, and what does not. We will try and work out why this is the case and hopefully apply this in the future.
Then I'll post the next set of homework and we can power on from there!
Previous Crap goes here!So it's the new year! You've eaten your way through the festive season, drinking relaxing and chilling all cool with your friends and fools when you turn your hand to comic projects and LE GASP! You have gone a bit out of practice.
Or maybe you've languished in a structure-less life, sleeping strange, ever changing hours that leave you drained creatively.
You have entered a bit of a funk. Let's bust that shall we?
After watching The BenT Ones first "once a week video" I went to Amazon and bought the comic teaching textbook Drawing Words and Writing Pictures. Now, we already have a pretty good understanding of alot of this here at Void, but we can certainly do with more practice.
So what I was considering posting the homework assignments from the books chapters, this will focus on basic abilities and looking at what works.
If this is something you would like to know, just drop a note here in the thread. If their is sufficient interest I'll post the first set and you can hop to it! I'm already doing this for some friends, so don't worry about causing me extra work.