In this 5+ hour video demonstration you'll learn an easy to follow, step by step method for creating beautiful comic book women from start to finish. Each lesson is concise and to the point, cutting out the fluff and leaving you with a clear guide that’ll reveal how it’s all done.
You’ll learn the complete production workflow for designing, drawing, inking and coloring three female comic book characters using a combination of Manga Studio and Photoshop. Along the way I’ll explain my creative process in detail and show you the exact techniques I use to digitally illustrate high quality, professional looking comic book characters.
Here’s what you’ll discover inside the course:
Chapter 1 - Preliminary Concepts
The course starts out by taking you through the preliminary design phase of character concepting, where we’ll brainstorm ideas for 5 different Superheroines that we could potentially develop into finished designs. This initial stage is all about kickstarting your imagination so that you’re able to get something down onto the page right away.
Chapter 2 - Foundations
Then we’ll pick 3 Superheroine designs to develop into finished characters - as we draft up a series of striking poses that exude confidence, power and maximum sexiness! We’ll map out the anatomy and the key muscle groups throughout their body to make sure they’re all structured correctly. Our primary goal in this chapter is to establish a solid foundation for each character that we can build our ultimate design around.
Chapter 3 - Design Draft
Next we’ll begin developing a more definitive concept for our characters right over the top of their pose! This stage is all about experimentation, exploration and nailing down final the look of our Superheroines. It’s the fun part - where we get to build upon the preliminary idea we came up with earlier and take it to a more refined level.
Chapter 4-6 - Inking
Now we’re ready to ink! In this lesson you’ll learn how to define your pencils with sharp, slick and energetic line art. I’ll show you how to implement Weight Variation to ramp-up the appeal of your contours, how to render tone, materials, value and texture details, and how to accurately place shadows according to your light source. On top of that you’ll learn how to accurately ink hair, clothing, armor, leather and robotic-tech.
Chapter 7-10 - Coloring
The last four chapters of the course are dedicated to coloring - How to pick complementary color schemes that are pleasing to the eye and contrast well with the design; and how to light, shade and render the individual aspects of each character’s anatomy, costuming and hairstyle.
I’ll explain in comprehensive detail why and how I approach the coloring process in the way I do, to ensure predictable and consistent results in the finished presentation of my character designs.
Assignments & VCAC Access
Each chapter comes with an accompanying assignment to help you put everything you learn throughout the course into action. Better yet, you’ll be able to submit your assignments to the Virtual Comic Art Classroom (VCAC) - a closed Facebook Group where you’ll get direct, one-on-one feedback on your work from me, as well as your comic art classmates!
This almost guarantees that you’ll see a significant improvement in your work from purchasing this course - and if you don’t see any results whatsoever after implementing what you’ve learned, you’ll get a full a refund within 30 days of purchase.
What You’ll Learn
- The full comic art production workflow for 3 female characters
- Professional character design techniques
- Advanced Inking, rendering and coloring methods
- Specialized techniques for rendering form, hair, drapery, metal and a variety of other materials
What You Need Before You Start
- This course is for intermediate to advanced students only!
- A base level understanding of drawing (form, shape, perspective)
- A base level understanding of figure drawing (proportions, anatomy, gesture)
- Beginner level understanding of Photoshop and Manga Studio
- Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio), Photoshop and Tablet
Who This Course Is For
This course is for anyone who wants to create stunning Superheroines using the complete comic book character production workflow taught in this course.
- Pre-orders open March 1 - (Special Early-Bird Discount Applies)
- Official Release is March 10 - (Includes All Chapters, Assignments, Brushes & Photoshop Files)
- Prerequisite Content/Application Overviews released March 15 (Includes Interface/Tools Overview for Photoshop & Manga Studio )
- Anatomy Templates Released - March 22 (Includes Muscle Structure and Body Planes)
- Full Transcript - March 30
You’ll receive an e-mail for every update and future update to this course, and will be able to access them from your course package as soon as they’re published.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about Comic Book Character Creator: Superheroines - And I’ll be happy to answer them for you!
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