Thursday, 13 January 2011

Developing Cartoons (Or, More Ramblings)

Today I totes had a tutorial.

He said that the main points to work on were to actually do some work. He also said that I needed to develop (simplify?) my drawings into a manner more suited to a comic strip. So far my strips haven't been developed enough for this to be a problem but for something that'll live outside of my sketchbook it's sort of essential. I think I already knew this which was why I was putting off drawing the strips. Can't draw a comic if you don't know how to draw it. You know?

He also suggested thinking about trying to reproduce the kind of paper and print quality of the era which sounds a good idea but at the same time I don't really know how to go about it. I figure the actually strips are my priority anyhow. Still, if I get time I should look into it.

Anyway! Back to the development of my drawings. Well, I've done a bit of that now. It was surprisingly simple? They remind me of something but I'm not sure what it is. I think maybe Herge? The combination of realism and cartoonism (this is definitely a word) seems sort of similar? Essentially I'm using this as an excuse to buy some Tintin! Yes good plan. I want to look at how he composes panels because I'm a little lost in that regard and also I feel kind of like I'm not an actual human person until I read Tintin.

ALSO, I think maybe I should work to get these posts slightly more concise? Not that anyone but me reads them, but still.

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