By Robyn Chapman

Do you dream of changing into a comic book artist? Drawing Comics Lab covers the entire uncomplicated steps essential to produce a comic book, from the 1st doodle to the completed ebook. This easy-to-follow e-book is designed for the start or aspiring cartoonist; either young ones and adults will locate the strategies to be attractive and hugely available.

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Observe what parts of the facial ridges are aligned and use it as a base. In this case, the brow bridge and the cheek bone is aligned. Using a base line will easily discern how the facial features should be positioned, even without establishing the certain diminishing point that it follows. Start with the head’s outline, establish the edge of the jaw line and then the head’s thickness/mass Take note of the alignment of the lip’s nearer end and the center of the nearer eye. 33 Once all features are properly placed, remove the reference lines Define the details of each facial features with a pencil with a darker lead, (at least darker than the one you are going to use for shading) Start shading on the left side (or right side if you are left handed).

Start with the head’s outline, establish the edge of the jaw line and then the head’s thickness/mass Take note of the alignment of the lip’s nearer end and the center of the nearer eye. 33 Once all features are properly placed, remove the reference lines Define the details of each facial features with a pencil with a darker lead, (at least darker than the one you are going to use for shading) Start shading on the left side (or right side if you are left handed). If the skin tone is bright, it is much easier to start with the obvious shades which are the darker ones.

Start with the darkest tone values to convey the layers of the hair, and then define it completely using a mechanical pencil. 43 Re-define the highlights with your kneadable eraser (form it into a shape with a finer/thinner tip) to complete the realistic effect/appeal on the hair. Observe the image if there is any bright portions that should be considered then use your eraser to recover the brightness (light reflections on the cheek and eyelid). 44 Thank you for reading!

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