Join Ben Bishop for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files and what you should know, part of Drawing Good and Evil Comic Book Characters.
- If you're a premium member of Lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. The exercise files are laid out in folders organized by chapters. Inside each chapter, you'll find a layered PSD file that will start you off in the same place I'll be beginning, so you can follow along with me. If you're a monthly member or annual member of Lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own projects. Throughout this course, I'm going to be using Photoshop, working on a Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet, and using some cool brushes I downloaded from the Photoshop Brush Wizard, www.kyletwebster.com.
His brushes are very inexpensive and sometimes even donation only. I really love them, but if you have favorites of your own, those should work just as well. Along the way I will also be sure to let you know how you can achieve the same exact results working traditionally on paper with a lightbox and a real live pencil. The important piece is drawing, and you'll be able to follow along easily no matter what you're drawing on or with, so grab a stack of blank paper, sharpen that pencil or fire up that drawing tablet, and let's start creating our characters.
- Drawing gesturally
- Choosing your final lines
- Building a character profile
- Creating the face
- Fine-tuning character details
- Developing proper body proportions
- Exaggerating details to communicate personality
- Dressing the character
- Referring back to your character profile