Today I thought I’d quickly post some pictures of how I draw faces and how I set up my comics. Throughout this semester, the way I’ve gone about drawing people and how I’ve set up my comics has changed. I think this is from the natural evolution of my style and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. I will also say that I’m still growing and trying to find my own style. I don’t think I’ve quite found it, but I have definitely come closer finding it.
First, here is how I draw faces. I learned this technique last spring from an interdisciplinary class I took called “Communication and the Face”.
Next, here is how I currently create my comics. I’ve learned having a fully planned out comic– from the dialogue and basic poses to the layout of the panels– is extremely helpful. It may take a little more time, but the end result is much cleaner and well thought out.
I hope this has provided a little more insight on how I create my comics!