How to Make Comic Strips
6 Hours of Comic making Fun! Learn the Tricks to creating your own Comic Strips with Paris Christou.
How to Make Digital Comic Strips for Beginners by Paris Christou.
Have you ever tried to create comic strips and found it hard to come up with gags, create appealing panels and to publish your work?
In this 6 Hour Mega course you will learn how Animator and Illustrator Paris Christou creates his character model sheets that will always be by your side to guide you through every strip! Tricks on How to simplify your characters to gain speed and a character pose sheet that will be your secret weapon and advantage to finishing your comic strips on time! He explains the correct way to Brainstorm your characters personality and environment which will be your tool for coming up with stories, gags and jokes! How to create speech balloons, panels, fonts, action fonts and simple backgrounds. He teaches you all his tips on every common mistake that most people make so that you can avoid creating them! Paris finishes off by taking 3 scripts to create 3 complete comic strips from start to finish in Real Time Step by Step.
Make sure you have a notepad and pen to take notes!
Paris Christou demonstrates this course with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6! But you can also follow along with any digital painting software.
This course is designed for the digital artist! But for those of you that follow with a pencil and paper... you will need inking pens and markers to color your work!
STAGE 1 : "DESIGN "
-Paris teaches you how to draw the Basic ToonBox Head in different angles
which will be the foundation for each individual Animal Character.
STAGE 2 : "PLANNING"
-This is the most important section! Paris explains all the common mistakes people do when creating comic strips! How to create a strong brainstorm that will always help you with ideas for stories, gags and jokes! And he presents his Script for the final 3 comic strips at the end of the course.
STAGE 3 : "SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS"
-Paris creates simple and relevant backgrounds for his characters environment.
STAGE 4 : "FONTS, BALLOONS AND PANELS"
-Learn where to find free awesome fonts online. The different types of speech balloons and how to create horizontal and full-page panels.
STAGE 5 : "FINAL 3 STRIPS"
-Watch as Paris Demonstrates and explains his process Step by Step from sketch to clean up to color. He creates one classic black and white strip. One colored horizontal strip. And one full paged colored silent strip.
- HOW TO SELF PUBLISH YOUR WORK.
Animator, Cartoon illustrator and Teacher best known as the creator of the Cartoon Pinup Character "Cherry".
Paris founded ToonBoxStudio.com in 2011 to help share his knowledge with anyone who wants to learn and build their skills.
Check out his work below.
Start01 Introduction (4:40)
Start02 Combo Design (40:04)
Start03 Character Sheet Part 1 (30:23)
Start04 Character Sheet Part 2 (54:23)
Start05 Do's and Don'ts, Brainstorming and Script (30:14)
Start06 Backgrounds (26:05)
Start07 Fonts, Speech Balloons and Panels (30:06)
Start08 Thumnailing (1:17)
Start09 Comic Strip 1 (59:43)
Start10 Comic Strip 2 (51:50)
Start11 Comic Strip 3 (60:59)
Start12 How to Self-pubish your work (25:23)
StartComic Course Images