Good composition in a comic picture means that certain rules have been observed to make the finished effect harmonious and pleasing. When one item in a picture stands out it becomes the central point of interest, so be careful that nothing else conflicts with the element you wish to make more important. Read and study the following comic strip layout and composition instructions lesson to find out how to draw pleasing comics & pages & comic panels.
There are many different methods, techniques, and strategies to drawing the comic cartoon head and face. We are going to cover the oval method of cartooning faces today. This is one of the more popular methods of drawing a cartoon face. The below example is for drawing the comic face from the front.
Shadows are dark tones which result from some object being in the direct path of light, while shading in a drawing represents the tones on an object that vary from dark to light according to the way the light strikes it. Though comic pictures seldom need any elaborate use of shadows, the forms of figures and objects are brought out effectively by shadows if drawn correctly.
Gorillas and Apes are popular jungle animals to cartoon as grumpy animals. Sometimes they are drawn cute, sometimes they are drawn dumb & dopey, this cartoon is drawn as an agitated gorilla. Either way, I thought that it would be fun to draw cartoon gorillas today so I have put together a simple step by step tutorial for kids of all ages, teens, and adults.
Hippos are a popular animal to cartoon as cute animals. However, did you know that in nature they are very dangerous, violent animals. Either way, I thought that it would be fun to draw cartoon hippos today so I have put together a simple step by step tutorial for kids of all ages, teens, and adults.
Raccoons are naughty little animals that are always causing trouble and ripping through trash...I'm sure that you have seen them in nature. I thought that it would be fun to draw cartoon raccoons today so I have put together a simple step by step tutorial for kids of all ages, teens, and adults. Build up the porcupine's form with simple shapes, letters, and numbers.
Find out how to start your own comic strip. This very comprehensive article / tutorial will guide you through coming up with a comic strip idea, how to lay out your comic strip page, how to write comic lettering, and how to keep continuity in your comic strip from day to day, week to week, year to year. There are also many illustrated examples that will guide you through the cartooning / comic strip process. Good luck.
Being able to draw cartoon characters is just one part of the cartooning equation. You also must know how to draw the comic figure in action and in motion. Today, we will learn how to draw a cartoon man, strutting / marching down the street, twirling his cane around his finger, and about to slip on a banana peel.