Weekend Workshops: Dynamic Comic Book Illustration with Greg Follender

  • Location:
    New York

October 16 & 17
Workshop 1: Introduction to Comic Book Illustration/Basic Anatomy and Panel Structure

November 13 & 14
Workshop 2: Focus on Dynamic Posing and Page Layout

December 4 & 5
Workshop 3: Working to a Finish

Fee: One Workshop $265; Any two $500; All Three $750

All Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed to give students interested in comic book/graphic novel illustration and other sequential media a better understanding of how the drawn figure can interact both dynamically and convincingly in deep space or in an enclosed environment. Through basic, easy-to-follow anatomical formulas and the study of important body land- marks, students will be able to confidently render realistic or stylized figures in both natural and dynamic poses, and then place them realistically within a graphic frame of reference.

The importance of proportion, weight, perspective, and momentum will be addressed in both classical terms and with respect to exaggerated cartoon sensibility, with attention to character/mood definition through movement. With an additional focus on basic panel work and layout skills, students will learn how to block out and create engaging comic book pages through pencil roughs and tight thumbnail stages.

These powerful techniques, along with tips on facial expression and body gesture will supply aspiring comic artists with the necessary tools to bring the characters and tableaus they see in their heads convincingly and dramatically to life in a sequentially graphic form! To learn more about Greg Follender, visit http://slumberinggiant.blogspot.com/