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Art of the Comic Book | David Marshall, Instructor

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Fall 2012

Comicazi, Somerville MA

Week One: Orientation, Basics, First Assignment

Class Time

  • Attendance
  • Orientation
  • Demos
    • Tools: Pens, brushes
    • Technique: Straight lines, thumbnails
    • Pencilling: Measure off 10" x 15" live area
  • Orientation
  • Studio
    • Work with this week's Tools: Pens, brushes, freehand and straight lines
    • Life drawing: draw someone in class
    • Start thumbnails for "My Day"
  • Lecture

Homework

  • Email to Instructor
  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • 3 hours practice with ink
  • Straight lines with pen and brush
  • Measure off 3 blank 10" x 15" pages on bristol board for "My Day"
  • Finish thumbnails for "My Day"

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Week Two: Lettering, Storytelling, Thumbnails [Back to top]

Due Today

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • 3 hours practice with ink
  • Straight lines with pen and brush
  • Measured off 3 blank 10" x 15" pages on bristol board
  • Finished thumbnails for "My Day"

Class Time

  • Attendance
  • Last week's homework
  • Demos
    • Lettering: Ames Lettering Guide | Demo
    • Lettering: Speedball Nibs | Demo
  • Studio
    • Practice lettering
    • Start pencilling for "My Day"
  • Lecture

Homework

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • 2-Hour lettering practice
  • Finished pencil art of "My Day"

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Week Three: Advanced Lettering, Digital Production [Back to top]

Due Today

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • 2-Hour lettering practice
  • Finished pencil art of "My Day"

Class Time

Homework

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • Finish bordering and lettering "My Day"

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Week Four: Inking Techniques, 1-Point Perspective [Back to top]

Due Today

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • Finished bordering and lettering "My Day"

Class Time

  • Attendance
  • Last week's homework
  • Demos
    • Ink techniques with brush and pen
    • Perspective 1 (1-point perspective)
  • Studio
    • Practice techniques with brush and pen
    • Inking "My Day"
  • Lecture

Homework

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • Finish inking "My Day"
  • Measure off 3 blank 10" x 15" pages on bristol board for "Zip's Last Day"

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Week Five: Scripts, Character Design, 2-Point Perspective, Research [Back to top]

Due Today

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • Finished inking of "My Day"
  • Measured off 3 blank 10" x 15" pages on bristol board for "Zip's Last Day"

Class Time

Homework

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Week Six: Pencil Techniques, 3-Point Perspective [Back to top]

Due Today

Class Time

Homework

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • Tight pencil art and lettering for "Zip's Last Day"

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Week Seven: Motion Perspective, Scale [Back to top]

Due Today

  • 3 life drawings in sketchbook
  • Tight pencil art and lettering for "Zip's Last Day"

Class Time

Homework

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Week Eight: Wrapup [Back to top]

Due Today

Class Time

  • Attendance
  • Sign off on all assignments:
    • Two 3-page stories (total Six pages)
    • 24 life drawings
  • Studio
    • Catch up on old work
  • Final Grades

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