My project for course: Autobiographical Comic Book: Illustrate Your Experiences
by prapat.beris @prapat_beris
I loved every minute of this course - from first idea dump using voice recording to inking the final project, I have learned so much about the process of creating comics and gained so much confidence in my own skills in both drawing and writing.
I highly recommend this course for anyone who enjoys drawing or doodling but also aspires to be a writer. I found that I was able to combine my dreams to write with the pure enjoyment I get out of drawing people, which has opened up my mind to possibilities I never really considered before - and I'm excited.
Alec @phasesevencomics is a fantastic and attentive coach and I really appreciated every comment from him on both my posts and other student's post also, which really helped to encourage us to move along in the course, and has inspired me to make drawing comics an every day habit.
My final project developed through four phases:
1. idea development by recording myself as if I were introducing myself to someone, then listening back to this and jotting down rough words and images to see where it took me.
2. looking back at this, I realised I spoke way to much about my work, and decided there was more to my life, so my early pencilled panels ended up focusing more on where I live and my life now.
3. next step was to take this into the pencilling of the final images and panels on final materials - I only had poster paper available to me, so took a risk and pencilled my panels on this.
4. last step was the inking over my pencilled drawings. I had to use Micron pens, which turned out okay and I was pretty happy with the final inked work, which I scanned using my camera, cleaned up a little on PhotoShop and turned into the final project - a sharable comic page!
I'm so glad to hear that you found this course useful, Stacey! Your final comic turned out great, and I appreciate you showing all your work along the way - I know other students will find your posts very useful. I wish you luck with your future comics - you're off to a great start!!
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