Speed up drawing -Spring breezes

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

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.


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.


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?


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.

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?