How to Make Digital Comic Strips 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.
As a Bonus.... Paris teaches the fundamentals of marketing to self publish your work and earn revenue as a hobbie or as a fulltime job.
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 artistic 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 colour your work!
STAGE 1 : "DESIGN " : Total running time : 2 HOURS
THE TOONBOX HEAD
-Paris teaches you how to draw the Basic ToonBox Head in different angles
which will be the base for each individual Animal Character.
STAGE 2 : "PLANNING" : Total running time: 30 MINUTES
-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" : Total running time : 26 MINUTES
-Paris creates simple and relevant backgrounds for his characters enviroment.
STAGE 4 : "FONTS, BALLOONS AND PANELS" : Total running time : 30 MINUTES
-Learn where to find free awesome fonts online. The different types of speech balloons and how to create horizontal and fullpage panels.
STAGE 5 : "FINAL 3 STRIPS " : Total running time : 2 HOUR 20 MINUTES
-Watch as Paris Demonstrates and explains his process Step by Step from sketch to clean up to colour. He creates one classic black and white strip. One coloured horizontal strip. And one full paged coloured silent strip.
BONUS MATERIAL: 25 MINUTES
- 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.