Kick-start your comic book career!
In the comic book industry, cookie-cutter artists just don't cut it. In this book, professional comic book artist Tom Nguyen shows you how to make your work stand out from the masses: Populate your world with convincing heroes, villains and citizens ... Pump-up the drama with perspective, page design and other powerful techniques ... And, ultimately, put it all together to tell kick-ass, action-packed stories!
You'll learn how to:
Illustrated with dos, don'ts, and tons of step-by-step instruction, this is a real-world guide to the skills you need to make it as a comic book artist. Armed with these inside secrets and tricks-of-the-trade, you'll be more than just another good artist, but a bona fide, super-hero-style storyteller!
- draw pumped-up dudes and hot babes, with muscles and curves in all the right places.
- dress 'em in killer costumes and everyday outfits, complete with hairstyles and accessories.
- round out your cast with punks, grandmas, kids, melon heads and other supporting characters.
- draw blood-curdling sneers, dagger eyes, and other expressive facial features.
- use gesture sketches to establish pose and action.
- get creative with poses, camera angles, perspective, and page layout for maximum drama and efficient storytelling.
- follow the step-by-step process of bringing two scripts to life, from thumbnails to finished inking tips.