In week one, Ryan will introduce you to all drawing materials used in comic art. He will demonstrate the differences between drawing for fine arts and drawing for comics. You will learn the basics of cross-hatching and the lighting principles of primitive shapes.
In week two, you will be applying the lighting principles of primitives to construct complex shapes. Ryan will lecture on the core of the figure. You will learn to render the light source shining on clothed figures.
In week three, Ryan will explain in-depth how to connect the parts of the figure to create an action. You will learn to exaggerate the standard male and female superhero poses. Then, you will practice establishing characters and emphasizing the key features to make them unique.
In week four, you will study how to create a comic scene from start to finish. Ryan will teach you to analyze the script before sketching out rough studies of different panels. He will take his time to block in, add details, and hatch in tones to complete the scene.
In week five, you will learn a series of inking techniques that Ryan uses for his comics. He will demonstrate inking an animal and a human portrait. You will discover how to create surface textures and utilize line quality to describe light sources.
Yes! This course is appropriate for beginner and intermediate levels.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Ryan Benjamin. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
Most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.