East Hills 4-H

a homeschool friendly club in San Leandro, CA

Readings and Videos for October 2020 Meeting

Gail Simone’s #ComicsSchool

  • Main page with all 5 “lessons”: https://comicsschool.org/pages/original-classes
  • Day#1: https://comicsschool.org/files/comicsschool-day1.pdf
  • Go to Day 1 and just read through the document. Her focus is writing scripts for a comic book, but so much of what she says applies to the art of making a comic as well, storytelling is important. I leave it up to you to choose the exercises you want to try, but in any case, there are a lot of ideas and encouragement in her threads, so even if you only read through them, that’s okay.

Drawing Videos

ConceptsApp drawing video #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZxfVp_fSc

It is only 10 minutes, but talks about warming up, relaxing while drawing, and sketching techniques.

0:00 Series Introduction
1:16 Warm Up Techniques
5:11 Explore Different Media
6:58 Digital vs. Analog
7:45 Stay Motivated
8:24 Exercise: Line Control

Video #2 Learn to Draw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d12N_zVtLrs

This one is a little longer, but only by a few minutes.

0:00 Introduction
1:07 Seeing Proportions
10:02 Tracing
12:13 Designing New Things

Be ready to talk about some of the things you’ve learned in the videos or reading!