16.4.14

Speed up drawing -Spring breezes

Another exercise to speed up line drawing technique.I must admit I did some layout before moving onto pen

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I already had the right skill to develop but had a weird mental block for a longtime.There're so many regrets and I should have been more honest with my artistic direction.During my under graduate and also at the RCA I listened to too many people with the same degree of attention and confused myself.But on the whole it gave me a wider perspective on what Art is in general and I can talk from Contemporary Art to Underground Comic magazines.My favourite artist is still Antonio Tapies and Collage is a very important part of Modern art.I can listen to Vivaldi to Captain Beefheart.Obviously Manga comic books still occupy so much in me.

14.4.14

Speed up my drawing.

Recently I have come across with many interesting comic creators and they all inspired me in terms of how fast they work. I started experimenting without any pencil layout and go straight into pens, if not, very little pencil layout to begin with.I want to gain more speed since the teaching taking up a lot of my time.

9.4.14

Unique paneling structure / Time mapping


You are given some unusual panel layouts.

Imagine a tale and create a scene that would fit into these layouts

For example, how about a scene building up tension towards a climax?

Examples:

Western - Two gunmen are just about to begin their duel. Depict the build up till they draw their pistols

Hunting – A rabbit running for his life, because there is a falcon above him targeting him. Depict the buildup. Will the falcon catch his prey?

Football – Penalty shoot out. The keeper and kicker face each other and this kick decides who will win the world cup. Depict the build up till the kick.

Wedding proposal – A man just about to propose his girlfriend to wed him. He draws out a wedding ring box. Will she say Yes or No or what…? Depict the emotional build up.

Late for interview - The character is getting late for his/her interview.
Busy street, traffic lights, passersby, the character is half running and glancing at the wrist watch at the same time.

Techniques:
The important thing is how to depict the progression. The backgrounds are integral part. Where do you map up the time progression in your panel arrangements?