Monthly Archives: November 2011

Composition and Framing.

If you want to learn about good composition and framing, you can NOT go wrong with any Akira Kurosawa movie. This article: Kagemusha Composition And Framing delves nicely into how amazing Kurosawa was at framing a shot. If you’re a … Continue reading

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The Science of Composition.

General compositional rules are not to break the 180* rule. It creates confusion in the “scene” and becomes a storytelling clusterfuck. Sometimes, though, it’s required in order to express emotions SUCH as confusion, and struggle, like in this amazingly well … Continue reading

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Check Out This Site.

He has a blog. He posted on his blog, this wonderful blog: http://www.wesdraws.com/blog/graphic-novel-process-drawing-efficiency/ Some of the ways I adapted to deal with efficiency, was to also drop from 11×17 boards to 9×12 boards. I didn’t create a spiffy page template, … Continue reading

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20 Questions With Cartoonists.

Even though it hasn’t updated in a year, this is a great site. I wish they updated, though. http://20cartoonquestions.blogspot.com/

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You Know …?

Now that I’ve seen the first strip, it looks familiar. Like I saw it as a kid, but I didn’t read comics as a kid. It required reading, and cartoons didn’t. But, cool anyways.

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My Inspiration.

The main guys. Bill Watterson. Will Eisner. Mike Mignola. Frank Miller.

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Inspiration.

If this video of Mattias Adolfsson doesn’t inspire you to draw, or kill yourself from inadequacy, then you didn’t pay attention. Watch it again. Pay attention. Good Crom, I wish my sketchbook looked half as gorgeous. It usually looks like … Continue reading

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