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Step by step how to draw comics



From Sci-fi to humor, superheroes and to horror stories we have to follow dynamic format to make comics powerful. To grow your creative vision into a professional quality comic book you have to make self-publishing on the rise.


So how can it be started? You need patience, skills, and planning ahead to create a comic book, but to put these elements altogether in the end we go through a thrilling phase.


To bring your comic project to life following these steps will help you out.


Step 1: Choose an idea you believe in


Your creative vision is the most important. Go ahead with an idea that you heartily believe in. To start a comic book, it needs remarkable time commitment, so make sure that you have ample interest in your characters and story line to finish your project.



Step 2: Story to be written first


Before starting illustration makes sure that the script is developed properly and from cover to cover it is well-designed. Or else, you may have to rework the panels and if the narration doesn’t lineup then you need to discard them. Beginners will understand quickly that revising the text is much better than redrawing the entire page.


Step 3: Do research on the work of creating comics


Many times you may feel that you have enough knowledge on how to make comics on your own. However, learning has no end it will always good if you learn more from your experienced illustrators. Its always good if you collect some tips and techniques by some famous or your favourite creators of comic books while creating sketches. At any point of time if you get stuck get inspiration from them. To develop your style and skills understand which element is helpful and finds you effective in another person’s work.



Step 4: Layout planning


To see if the content works or not some artists use thumbnails meaning they draw a very rough sketch of each page layout. You have to make sure that your text and illustrations are fit in each panel, while creating sketch so that the readers are kept interested while reading the book. Keep on checking whether the dialog works? On each page is the text too little or too much text has been added? Is the action clear?


The more you practice, you will get idea how to and when to make cuts your panels. If you are a beginner in the comic book creation world it is better to stick to simple layouts rather than compositing complicated projects.


Step 5: Setup rules for drawing


Take guidance from experienced comic book artist and setup a compatible style of illustration which are doable and well organized which suits for your project. It can be like shading, specific textures, backgrounds, colouring, or certain characters etc. You may take knowledge on how to limit the number of frames per page. These guidelines are for your personal so that you can avoid making drawings complex.

For beginners, it’s extremely important that you should know your strengths and drawing techniques with your comic books. Also, stop experimenting with too much with your comic book. And if you show too many experiments, the result of your drawings will be showed in the finished version.


Step 6: Draw Illustrations


After you are done with all the pre-planning and troubleshooting, this is the moment for which you were waiting for! To complete your comic book illustrations you need to follow certain steps:


· Drawing: the very first step is drawing, start with outlining your illustrations. And remember to leave the space for text or captions.


· Inking: Now, fill the drawings; add texture, shading effects, and depth.


· Colouring: Keep the colour palette simple which you select for the whole project. Colour each scene or character, and always make sure that you use the same colours each time whenever the same elements get repeated. Because visual storytelling is a big part of comics.



Step 7: Lettering



Add the text or captions in the space you left while drawing. Lettering is the one which is overlooked task when creating a comic. You may have fabulous illustrations and a beautiful story but people won’t like to read your comic if you lettering is messed up.

While putting words in the text box use those fonts which fit the comic. Blambot is the where you can find collection of fonts for comic books. There you get both paid and free fonts.


Srilalitha

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