Watercolor comic strip
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Watercolor Comic Strips
How is watercolor different from acrylic
What is a comic?
Greek word, kōmikos -pertaining to comedy
Visual & Verbal
Tells a narrative story
DAILY STRIP- Monday-Saturday
(black & white)
Wesley Morse1897 - 1963
Charles Schulz 1922 - 2000
“Peanuts”-Most Popular Comic
Charlie Brown & Snoopy
Line of art books, cartooning videos, & art kits.
Education & Salary
•Must have good drawing skills. Must have good drawing skills.
•Training in:Training in:ArtArt,HistoryHistory,GovernmentGovernment,Political SciencePolitical Science,LiteratureLiterature
•Bachelors Degree RecommendedBachelors Degree Recommended•Often take online classesOften take online classes
Other Careers in the ARTs
See how it’s done
VideoTips from a real cartoon artist
What cartoonists consider…
TitleDesignPanel PlacementCharacter TraitsExpressionScriptHumorViewer’s ResponseVisual MovementSpeech Bubbles
Difference between speech, thought, & exclamation
Change angles of eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows, & body parts
Characters move & interact with other characters & their environment.
Move Left to Right
Direction body is facing
Start with line/curve of spine
Fill in to show form
Human body proportions change with age.
Average human- 7-8 head lengths
tall & 3 head lengths wide.
The goal of this lesson is for you to become familiar with comic illustration and visual movement. You will design & create an original character and then a 4-6 panel comic strip based on an event in the character’s life.
Follow Your Guidelines!!
Questions to Help Get You Started!
What types of comics do I like to read? What is my sense of humor?
What would make an interesting story for a comic strip?
How can I tell a story visually with few words & express my characters personality?