Monday, March 19, 2012

How to draw a comic layout tutorial

video

For all those wanting to know how to draw a comic layout, here is how I do it.  I am a professional comic book artist with years of experience.  Check it out to see how I layout an X-men page.  Plenty of trade secrets from greats like David Mazzucchelli and the like.  This is Part 1 of a video tutorial explaining my process of drawing comics.  Here I cover thumbnails and layouts.  Next will be roughs and finished pencils. Bonus points to anyone who can identify the opening music.

15 comments:

  1. Great video! Very instructive :) I would love to see more of your amazing work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. You can see a good sampling of my pages on the portfolio blogs I have links to here.

      Delete
  2. Great tutorial. Very easy to follow!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This video on how to draw comics is very instructive. Interesting to see your process for drawing a comic layout. Can't wait for your next comic tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  4. GREAT BLOG !! Thunder Monkey is my favorite!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Emmanuel12:39 AM

    Very instructive tutorial video! Good continuation in your great work !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good beginning video on how to draw comic books! I'm posting a link to your blog from my Facebook Fan Page, 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics' next!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very nice! Thank you. Hopefully I'll get better at presenting these with time.

      Delete
  7. Waiting for the next tutorial! GREAT STUFF!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Waiting for the next tutorial! GREAT INFO!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. It won't be long.

      Delete
  9. Thanks for this and helping with the first steps of creating a comic book. One of the hardest things to do in any medium is to take someones idea of plot/story, action, adventure, emotions that are just words; visualize them into something that makes sense and breath life into it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I don't know for sure if it's appropriate, but as a viewer I was wondering a little bit about your creative process. When a writer writes something, what do you go through to decide what kind of image would go with that? Of course, you might already be planning to cover all this in the one where you discuss roughs.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for your question. I'm mainly an illustrator of comics and writing is usually a separate profession. But I can say that like cinema, comics has its own language and writers learn that language to know when to have a long shot and when to have a close-up, etc... Long shots are good for setting a scene. Close-ups are good for details, intense moments and so forth. Hope that helps.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous7:27 AM

    Can you share this pg on social media so can spread your work? I think many will love it as I do!

    ReplyDelete