In order to create and complete a comic strip you will need time, dedication, and the correct tools. At the very least you will need paper, a pencil, an eraser, a pen, and a ruler. First you must decide what kind of paper you will be using. White printer paper is not recommended because it is flimsy and folds easily which can cause the paper to become damaged. Watercolor paper works well if you like texture in your paper, but most comic artists prefer smooth bristol paper. The smoothness of the paper allows you to add great detail and precession to your drawings. The size of the paper depends on your preference. Use bigger paper if you want to have more space to create better detail, or smaller paper if you are making a simple comic strip. Next, you will need a pencil to sketch the comic with. I suggest a fine tip mechanical pencil for your original sketch. A mechanical pencil with a tip measurement of 0.3, 0.5, or 0.7 should work well. When mistakes happen you will need an eraser to fix the problem. Do not use a pink eraser as it will stain your paper. Instead use a white hi-polymer eraser. White out can also be useful if you mess up during the inking process. When choosing a pen, you must decide how thick you want the outline of your drawing to be as well as the detail. Get an array of black pens with both thick and thin tips to experiment with. Lastly you will need a ruler. Any straight ruler will work as long as it is sturdy and long enough to use across the paper. Now that you have all your tools, you must come up with a story for your comic strip. Feel free to use a separate piece of paper (computer paper works well) to doodle concept characters and landscapes for your strip and write all your ideas down. If you are unable to gain any ideas through brainstorming, it is a good idea to look at artwork or read other comics for inspiration. Once you have the story and characters for your comic, draw a quick outline of your comic strip on another separate piece of paper. Now based off of your outline, use the ruler to create boxes on the paper. These boxes are the border for each of your drawings. Make sure to keep gaps between the boxes so the drawings do not get mixed together. After your page is all boxed up, start to lightly sketch out the scenes with characters, backgrounds, or anything else that will help tell your story better. Be sure to leave space in each box for your word bubbles and squares. Word bubbles are used to tell the reader what the characters are saying, and word squares are used for narration, although word bubbles or squares are not always necessary. If your comic is able to tell a story through drawings alone; that is fine. During your sketch, you might decide to combine, take out, or change scenes from your outline as well as create new scenes. That should work as long as the differences you make keep the story interesting and entertaining to the reader. When you are done with your sketches, ad and fill in the word bubbles and narration boxes with your “script.” Make sure the scenes unfolding within the boxes match up to the story being told. Now that you have completed the sketch of your comic strip, look it over. Are you happy with the result? If not make any changes you see needed until you are satisfied with your sketch. After fixing any changes you must commit to the sketch. If there’s anything you do not like, this is your final chance to fix it up. Use a thicker pen to outline the borders of your boxes. Use any size pen you think works best to fill in the characters and details within the boxes. Thicker pens are better used for areas without much detail and vice versa. If you make any mistakes during the inking process, use white out to cover the mistake and fix it once the whiteout dries. Once you are done inking your strip, look it over again. Look for any areas you might have missed during the inking process. If everything is to your liking, use your white eraser to erase the graphite hidden between the ink. Congratulations, you have drawn and inked your very first comic strip! You can enjoy your comic strip as is, or continue your creativeness by shadowing, coloring, or continuing the story of your strip with another. Show it to all your friends and family. Frame it on the wall and admire it for a lifetime. You did it! Hooray!
Easy Comic Strips
- Bristol paper, computer paper, ruler, white eraser, penci & pens
- Outlined boxes with pencil
- concept sketches of characters.
- Comic layout sketch
- Original comic sketch
- Outlined boxes with sharpie. Outlined characters with .05 pen
- Detailed characters with .03 pen
- Done! YAY!
Designing your comic strip is easy because each template comes with complete page, a blank page, speech bubbles and two pages of illustration sets. Easily drag and drop elements to your design.
Easy Draw Comic Strips For School
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