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BASIC COMICS ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP (WESTERN/ANIMANGA)
                                                                                                        

Workshop Objective: To teach participants the advanced techniques of comic illustration using two different styles.

 Workshop Outline & Description: An basic module for professionals and non professionals with little experience in comic illustration. The comprises technical lectures, demonstrations, and critiques of student work.. Upon completion of the Workshop, a student can expect to have a thorough understanding of the basics of comics illustration. These includes proper and consistent exposure and development. Handouts are provided. Students are required to have illustration board pre-cut (11x17), sketch pad, drawing pencils and inking materials.

 COMICS ILLUSTRATION (WESTERN/ANIMANGA) CONTENT 

A. PENCILLING 

    Anatomy  

1.       Basic Human Head

-Basic human proportions and structure

-Short cut techniques

a.        Cross-pattern

b.        Templates (for checking)

            -Side view and other angles 

2.       Body

-Drawing the torso, arm and legs

-Templating short cuts

a.         Male structure

b.        Female structure

c.         Exaggerating the form 

3.       Action Poses

-Shortening for poses 

4.       Backgrounds

-Perspective 

5.       Making A Scene

-Putting characters in the background

-Cropping the scenes

-Important scene angles/shots 

6.       Layouting

-Story telling

-Thumbnails

-Panel composition

-Panel breakdown

-Establishing shots 

7.       Finalization

-Blue pencilling

-Tight pencilling

  B. INKING 

     The Art of Inking 

     Tools for inking most artists use 

      Line Composition

a.       Thick and Thin

b.      Thick and thin for flat dead lines

 C. ALTERNATIVE 

     Developing your Style

     -Introduction to different known art style

     -Anime/manga style                       

     -Western art style 

     Developing your style using your own medium

 Materials Needed: 

-clutch pencil (for professionals)

-eraser

-ruling materials

-for inking:    tech pens (.1, .3, .5)

                      hunt artist pen (.105)

                      drawing pens- disposable/felt tips (.1, .3, .5)

                      marker (black) speedball ink; Chinese brush

-Bristol board (11 x 17)-standard size for comic illustration