Creating an Autobiographical Webcomic

A course by Sol Díaz Castillo
Artist and Illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined June 2020
, Artist and Illustrator

Explore your inner world to create and share illustrated stories ranging from the personal to the universal

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (54)
  • 846 students
Creating an Autobiographical Webcomic

Explore your inner world to create and share illustrated stories ranging from the personal to the universal


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (54)
  • 846 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (3h 21m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


From the combination of analog and digital methods emerge the webcomics from illustrator Sol Díaz. Author of over fifteen books and passionate about drawing as a transformational tool, she teaches you how to develop characters that communicate your ideas, dreams, and concerns.

In this first course, learn how to create your own webcomic and give shape to your first five comic vignettes, with a story and characters that you can keep developing. Throughout the course, Sol guides you step by step through the creative process and shows you how to take a trip into your inner world to find personal ideas to build an unforgettable story.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Exploring internally and externally
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Projecting a webcomic
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin the course by getting to know Sol Díaz, her vision, and her professional experience. She shares what most influences her work such as films and books that have inspired and enriched her work.

In the next unit, start searching for ideas by exploring and uniting elements from your inner world and your surroundings. Develop the groundwork for your comic and create sketches of your featured characters.

Next, it’s time to start drawing! Experiment with shapes, colors, and textures to give shape to your comic. Develop the storyline, draw your characters in action, and paint your scenes.

Lastly, go from hand-drawn to digital, until your work is ready for sharing on social media. Create a virtual space in alignment with your story to showcase your artwork and add more as you go!

What is this course's project?

Create your author’s webcomic by creating five vignettes of your own characters and story, which will serve as the start of a series that you can continue to develop once you finish the course.

Who is it for?

For anyone who enjoys delving into their inner world for inspiration and wants to explore narrative through the creation of a webcomic.

What you need

You must write and draw regularly to take this course (basic skills) and know how to use the basic tools on Adobe Photoshop.

The materials you’ll use can be your regular drawing tools, a sketchbook to jot down ideas and styles, and another sketchbook to create more elaborate work. You’ll also need watercolors, papers of different thicknesses, a mechanical pencil, ink pens, an eraser, and a sharpener, along with a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed.


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Sol Díaz Castillo

A course by Sol Díaz Castillo

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Artist and Illustrator

Sol Díaz started studying graphic design but her professional life led her to drawing and illustration shortly after, along with her personal approach to understanding and transforming the world around her. When she finished university, she published her first creations, and now, she has almost fifteen books published in her name, with characters that go from humor to fantasy, always with an observant eye.

She has also done illustration work for editorials with different authors and has explored areas such as animation, live drawing with music, magazine editing, podcast creation, and more. For Sol, drawing is a tool to tell stories and build characters that reflect your ideas, fears, convictions, and perspective on the world around you.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Exploring internally and externally

    • Basic concepts and webcomic
    • Looking for ideas
    • Investigation
    • Sketches and character creation
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Looking for matter 1
    • Looking for matter 2
    • Looking for action 1
    • Looking for action 2
    • Compose and draw
    • Inking and painting
  • U4

    Projecting a webcomic

    • Digital retouch
    • Publication and digital identity of the comic
    • The future of your comic
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creating an Autobiographical Webcomic

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Creating an Autobiographical Webcomic. A Illustration course by Sol Díaz Castillo

Creating an Autobiographical Webcomic

A course by Sol Díaz Castillo
Artist and Illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined June 2020
  • 98% Positive reviews (54)
  • 846 students