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Here's a simple but important rule in story telling. Never stack panels on the left. Doing that will leave the reader confused on which way to go while reading. Anything that creates confusion is a no-no in storytelling. Always make reading your comic easy to follow and a smoothly flowing narrative. www.ORANGEPEEL3.com…Continue
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
I got this book years ago and it was an immense help. The exercises in it will help you switch into the drawing mode of seeing and measuring with your eye. When you start to see things like the contour of a line, or negative white space, you start to understand the process of doing accurate drawings and how to reliably repeat that process.
You can buy it on Amazon. I see one in the "used" section for 14…Continue
Doing God's Will in Comics
"Do as thou whilst, be the whole of the law." This is, of course, the only commandment of satanism, and goes against all we value and hold dear. So, how do we do God's will when creating comics and not our own will, which is wicked by nature? The answer is, we must have the Holy Spirit acting through us. Easier said than done (at least for me), but I'm determined to do my best.
When Stan Lee created Spiderman, it was a reaction from…Continue
I get a little annoyed when I see young artist starting out, and they show a drawing that they copied of an artist they like to someone else, and the person says, "Oh, you copied it". This can be discouraging, but don't let it. This is how you learn to draw.
No one ever sits down at a piano and starts playing original Mozart quality music. You have to first learn how to play by playing someone else's music, unless you are some kind of phenomenal genius (I'm not). It's…Continue