Question by  raj (11)

How do I draw comic book characters?

I would love to become a comic book artist and have no idea where to begin.


Answer by  MJane (9)

The best place to begin is with learning the basics. As with everything else, we must learn to crawl before we can walk. A complete working knowledge of anatomy and perspective is something that every great comic book artist has. Sign up for a life drawing class and check out anatomy books from the library to develop your eye.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

Libraries stock books on how to draw comic book characters. Practice without spending a lot of money at first; just use regular pencil and paper.


Answer by  teebo (144)

Start with the book "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud. Very interesting read - in comic book style itself. This explains the theory of how to draw out and sketch the story. As for drawing characters, there are lots of other sites & books to refer to.


Answer by  leelah (92)

Online cartoon lessons are a great place to start. A lot of them are free and are of very good quality.


Answer by  maxxbeckmann (21)

To draw comic book characters effectively, first study comic book drawing extensively for style, line, color, and composition. Then work on composing simple lines to build to perfection.


Answer by  ihatetv (581)

I would begin by studying anatomy. Comic book characters exemplify the human physique, and in order to draw realistic and dynamic figures you need to understand how the body works.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Libraries are full of how-to books for drawing in a comic book style. You also need to be able to tell a good story, so read voraciously. Many artists have Web sites and have published books with tips on creating your own comic universe and breaking into the industry.


Answer by  Dejavu (16)

A very important rule, is never draw your boxes first. That way you avoid drawing in limited space. Be creative, and even exceed the boundry lines. Lets say you are going to draw a superhero vs. a villan... when there are explosions or even big action words on the paper, they can exceed the boxes. Good luck.


Answer by  Anonymous

Draw from life, people, trees, cars, everything avoid muscle magazines, and copying art from comics.

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