Help me learn how to draw simple comic style drawings.
May 19, 2012 9:59 PM Subscribe
I'm writing a book. I want to draw very simple black & white comic strip style cartoon drawings to go with it. PROBLEM: I can't draw. Heck, I don't even doodle. But I can learn! What books/websites/iTunes U/online classes/etc are out there? Got any advice or knowhow to pass along? Help me get started!
posted by Mr Ected to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I know it's silly, but I wasn't raised in a creative family at all. It wasn't until my 30s that I realized I'm actually quite creative. I'm writing a book (but I don't care if it ever gets published. I'm doing it for the sake of the creative process). I'd like to open each chapter with a single panel simple cartoon, and it's important to me that I do them myself (but I'm totally open to using software, especially if it's iPad or maybe Mac).
I know that part of the answer is "just do it! Just start drawing!" But I'm looking for a starting point to get me going. I want to learn some of the basics. Even things as simple as "How to draw faces" or "How to draw wacky characters." Basically, I want to learn to draw, and then over time, I'll teach myself how to develop my own unique characters to go with the book.
Please recommend any resources for learning to draw what will essentially be very simple comics. Think more along the lines of XKCD and Gaping Void than Marvel comics or anime. iPad and Mac resources especially welcome, but also books and websites would be great! Even your own insight would be helpful. Thanks!!!