Facial Recognition

So you like to draw comic book stuff. You create your own characters and start to flesh them out. Each drawing you do you get better and better. And then it hits you… or someone says… how come everyone you draw is the same? What am I talking about? Well, I’m sure you have seen […]

Comic Creation: Emotion and Posture

A lifetime ago I studied traditional animation at Sheridan College. One of the assignments was to illustrate a flour sack in various emotional poses. I’m sure that many schools do this besides Sheridan. This exercise lets you explore all manners of emotions and poses, while maintaining a simple design. If you think about it, if […]

Comic Creation: Stretch before you Draw

I’ve considered this for some time. Over the years, I’ve compiled a lot of material and knowledge to train myself in order to make a comic book. It of course started when I was quite young using traditional tools such as a Winsor & Newton series 7 paint brush and Higgins black magic ink. Time […]