Time and patience are essential to making a comic. Or you can have super hands. Seriously though, if you like drawing you know a good picture or single subject can take quite a bit of effort to create. The thing about comics is they usually contain multiple scenes. One way to mitigate this problem and save some time is to simplify the artwork. Or, it could be your life 8 hours a day every day (if not more than that). Another solution, which this company has pursued, is to get more people to work on the problem.
This is a fairly casual company with very little start-up capital. The contractors have to buy their own equipment, and none of us have much experience with making comics beyond enjoying them as readers and fans of art. So what are some ways to gain some drawing experience without going through an expensive school or art program? Well, nothing beats practice. However, you want to make sure you practice the right things. Thankfully there are many artists out there who want to lend a helping hand to the newbies. There is quite a bit of advice you can find online through YouTube, artists’ websites and community forums like deviantART. Mark Crilley is one of my favorite YouTube artists, and he covers a lot of different subjects. Offline you can find resources at the library for the very good price of: free.
Some of my favorite resources are how to draw books. My favorite authors are Christopher Hart, Burne Hogarth, and Bill Tilton. What’s nice about having a physical book is that you can trace drawings to practice lines. It’s also very easy to show someone the reference you are trying to draw, and then ask them whether your drawing appears similar to the book’s. Finally, I’m going to stop writing and give you some links. Note that no one has paid me to promote them or given me any promises to direct traffic to my site. This is all content that I have found helpful, and I hope you will also!
Links: (note that not all links are family-friendly)
For art practice:
Mark Crilley’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCno-YPZ8BiLrN0Wbl8qICFA
Sycra’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5dyu9y0EV0cSvGtbBtHw_w
Proko’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClM2LuQ1q5WEc23462tQzBg
For designing comics:
For online hosting of comics:
and you can Google search for other sites.
Have a good day, dear reader.