Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters
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Beginner's Guide to Comic Art: Characters

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Start your journey to comic success and delve into the processes behind great comic art, learning the traditional and digital tools of the trade. From inking and coloring to anatomy and poses, you’ll discover everything there is to know about creating impressive characters for comic art. The comprehensive introductory chapters will show you how to choose the right tools for your work and help you to develop an understanding of the essential skills every aspiring comic artist needs.



Start your journey to comic success and delve into the processes behind great comic art, learning the traditional and digital tools of the trade. From inking and coloring to anatomy and poses, you’ll discover everything there is to know about creating impressive characters for comic art. The comprehensive introductory chapters will show you how to choose the right tools for your work and help you to develop an understanding of the essential skills every aspiring comic artist needs.

You will also learn invaluable tricks from the professionals as top artists create a range of different characters from scratch, describing in detail their working process. A quick tips section with handy advice for adding those final touches, plus an inspirational gallery, will further help you on your way to comic art victory!

Product details
Softback 208 pages
Dimensions: 297mm x 210mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-9094142-7-3




Introduction

 

Foreword

 

The tools of the trade
Traditional tools by Warren Louw
Digital tools by Borislav Mitkov

 

Essential skills: part 1
Body by Steve Rude
Faces by Steve Rude
Poses by Steve Rude

 

Essential skills: part 2
Inking by James Goodwin
Coloring by Sean Ellery

 

Character projects
Reptilian hero - Seth by Ilya Golitsyn
Male villain - Fiddler Johnny by Borislav Mitkov
Female villain - The Princess by Marco Paal
Sci-fi female - Dawn by Skyosan
Post-apocalyptic male - The Shaman by Grzegorz Przybyś
Villainous henchman - The Captain by Marco Paal
Female superhero - Miss Deeplane by Louis
Sci-fi male - The Knightingale by Pasquale Qualano
Female cyborg - Bionic Guard by Gary Choo

 

Gallery

 

Quick tips

 

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Endorsements

“This book is a great collection of wisdom that is “ready to use.” I wish I had it back in the day! After reading this book you will have all the tools and shortcuts that you need to create awesome comic art. You will no longer have the question of “how?”, you will only have “what?”, and this is up to you!”
Dmitry Grebenkov
Texture artist at Social Point