Gayle's Intro to Creating Characters for Comics & Graphic Novels
This is a drawing course that offers ways for kids, ages 9-14, to develop characters for sequential art projects, using pencil and paper. Take as many times as you'd like to continue to develop your characters.
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This course will introduce students to the drawing skills and techniques they need to develop characters and creatures for comics and graphic novels. This is a pencil-on-paper class that will feature exercises to inspire and generate images and ideas. Exercises will include: a challenge to create creatures and characters from alphabet letters; using shapes and lines to build a character; as well as learning techniques for brainstorming details about their characters, settings, and stories....
This class is taught in English.
Students will enhance their drawing skills. Students will enhance their brainstorming skills. Students will give and receive inspiration and encouragement from their peers. Students will learn how to use mind-mapping in order to develop their characters and stories.
sharp pencils, white eraser, ruler, plenty of white paper and/or a drawing sketchbook. Sharpie marker, Sharpie pen, black micron pens (optional). Colored pencils and/or markers.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This is an ungraded course.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There will be no inappropriate imagery but students often mention anime, manga, or superhero episodes or graphic novels that may influence their characters or stories.
Roche, Art. (2006). Art for Comic Strips. Sterling Children's Books, New York. Crilley, Mark. (2016). The Drawing Lesson. Watson Guptil, Berkley. Hart, Christopher. I love all his cartooning and drawing books
Fun With Drawing, Painting, Collage & Creating Characters for Comics or Graphic Novels
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
8 total reviews
6 completed classes
I am an artist and teacher who loves to teach drawing through the observance of simple shapes and space. I believe that anyone can learn the joy of creative self expression through art and writing. I like to teach basic drawing, basic art theory,...