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.
8 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 2 learners
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

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.
No homework. 
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


Gayle Bodine
Lives in the United States
Fun With Drawing, Painting, Collage & Creating Characters for Comics or Graphic Novels
8 total reviews
6 completed classes

About Me

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,... 
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