If you want your work to be recognizable as yours, it means developing your own comic art style. Nobody else has your particular combination of influences, and that makes you original. Here are some tips on how to develop that individual style.
Seasoned comic book illustrator Bob McLeod shares his top ten rules for drawing comics. Break them at your peril!
We’ve talked about this before, but it can’t be mentioned enough: if you want to learn to illustrate comic books, don’t just learn how to draw comics, learn how to draw! Turn off your computer and grab some paper and pencils. Computers and drawing tablets are useful tools for comic book illustration, but just as […]
Even if you’re publishing a print comic book, not a digital comic, your work still has to be processed digitally in order to be printed. Plenty of comic creators still draw comics in the traditional way on paper, then scan their work and continue the rest of the process on a computer, because getting the […]
When I was a kid, I remember heading to the art supply store and being fascinated with the hundreds of kinds of papers, brushes, pencils and drafting tables. I thought if only I could afford to buy all those fancy comic book art supplies I would be able to make professional-looking comics. I resigned myself […]
The simple rule of printing, even when you take into consideration how far printing technology has advanced, is that solid black will always reproduce more safely than graduated tones. Reproduction has limitations. Not everything that you make on a computer will reproduce well in print. Most comic books still utilize black line art filled with […]