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Draw People as Characters That Tell a Story


Character Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels

In this standalone class, students will learn how to draw a character from different angles for storytelling through comic books, graphic novels, and animation.
Scott Ball
151 total reviews for this teacher
117 reviews for this class
Completed by 395 learners
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75 minute class

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Class Experience

It is very important when working in comics and cartooning that drawn characters look the same every time they appear. This class will teach you how to do that. Students will learn how to draw a character from the front, the side, and the back. They will learn how to think in three-dimensions with their drawings. Students will also learn how to measure their character so that they can keep consistent proportions. 
I have spent twenty years in the Animation, Illustration and Comics industries. I currently create my own webcomic and graphic novel and have illustrated several children's books and comics featuring original character design of my own and existing characters. I have created my own character design sheets and studied others that I have had to work with on projects. Some of my clients have included IDW, IBM, Sesame Street and American Greetings.
This is a one-time class so while no homework is assigned, students are encouraged to practice the techniques learned after the class is over.
A handout consisting of several pages of samples including a worksheet. Pencil, eraser, paper and a ruler or straight edge.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Progress will be assessed by sharing student work with the teacher during class.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There is no mature content.


Scott BallComics Artist and Published Illustrator
151 total reviews
190 completed classes

About Me

Hello. I teach art classes that focus on story telling. Whether it is character design, comic strips, long-form comics. My classes focus on how the picture can tell the story rather than the written word.

I have 2 degrees in Computer Art and... 
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