Comic Book Creation Masterclass

The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Comic Book Heroes from Start to Finish Using a Free Tool!

Last updated 2022-01-10 | 4.3

- By the end of this course
- you will be armed with the skills to create your own comic book art from scratch.
- You will know the step by step process of creating comic book characters.
- You will understand how to turn your ideas into an actual comic book stories.

What you'll learn

By the end of this course
you will be armed with the skills to create your own comic book art from scratch.
You will know the step by step process of creating comic book characters.
You will understand how to turn your ideas into an actual comic book stories.
Easy to follow for beginner drawing skills and insightful for intermediate to advanced artists.

* Requirements

* Basic drawing skills
* Download a FREE software called FireAlpaca (compatible with Windows & Mac)
* Any laptop or desktop computer
* Any pen tablet of your choice

Description

Hello true believers and super fans! Welcome to my Comic Book Creation Masterclass.


My name is Alfred. I'm a professional comic book artist. And my artworks have been featured by DC comics,Dark Wave Comics, Artix, Adventure Quest World, Long Beach Comicon, LA Comicon.

This is a COMPLETE comic book creation course - I will take you through my entire process from how I conceptualize ideas, initial drawing & sketching, finalize drawings, coloring, and setting up the comic layout which involves paneling, framing, & scripting.


Whatever skill level you are at (beginner, intermediate, advanced), this course is perfect for you! I even use a FREE software so you don't need to buy any expensive software. I even use a FREE software called FireAlpaca so you don't need to buy any expensive software.

By the end of this course, you will be armed with the skills to create your own comic book art from scratch. You will also be equipped with the knowledge to become a professional comic book artist and make money with your art...if that's what you want!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone (from beginner to advanced) who is interested in learning comic book creation
  • Anyone who wants to become a professional comic book artist
  • Anyone who wants to experience the actual workflow of a professional comic book artist

Course content

8 sections • 37 lectures

Introduction to FireAlpaca Preview 00:23

In this lecture I will introduce you to FireAlpaca, a free software you can use for comic book creation and character design.

Paper Size Settings Preview 00:38

In this lecture I will discuss the ideal paper size for your comic book creation project.

I have also added a short cut keys sheet in the resources in this lecture.

Perspective and Ruler Function Preview 05:45

In this lecture I will walk you through the important perspective rulers and their function.

Essential Brushes Preview 05:48

In this lecture I will discuss the essential brushes that I mainly use. The pencil brush, pen brush, marker brush, Airbrush, and watercolor brush.

Lasso Tool and Magic Wand Tool Preview 01:08

In this lecture I will show you how to use the Lasso Tool and the Magic Wand.

Blur Effects Preview 03:47

In this lecture I will discuss about the blur effects that I use. These are the Gaussian blur, Motion Blur, and Lens Blur.

Bucket Tool Preview 00:35

In this lecture I will discuss about the bucket tool and the fill function.

Reference Window and Color Picker Tool Preview 02:14

In this lecture I will discuss about the reference window and the corresponding shortcut keys.

Undo Function Preview 01:01

In this lecture I will briefly discuss the undo function of FireAlpaca.

Drag, Zoom in and Zoom out Function.mp4 Preview 00:32

In this lecture I will discuss the Drag function. I will also discuss the Zoom in and Zoom out functions.

Layers and its Functions Preview 03:06

In this lecture I will walk you through some important layer blending functions.

Text Option Function Preview 00:50

In this lecture I will show you how to use the text option function.

Filters Function Preview 02:24

In this lecture I will discuss about levels, hue, and tone curve. They are the Filters function in the software.

Figure Drawing and Basic Anatomy Preview 24:24

In this lecture I will discuss about proper drawing anatomy.

Scripting and Panelling Preview 06:59

In this lecture I will walk you through the process of scripting and panelling of your comic book page.

Adding Text to Speech Bubbles Preview 03:57

In this lecture I will show you how to add a speech bubble and how to add text to it.

Rough Sketch of Bust Art - Part 1 Preview 30:57

In this lecture I will show you how to start your drawing and rough sketching.

Inking of Bust Art Preview 32:06

In this lecture I will show you how to start inking your comic character.

Applying Base Colors and Establishing Shadows Preview 34:09

In this lecture I will show you how to apply base colors and establish shadows to your artwork.

Shadows and Highlights Preview 15:27

In this lecture I will discuss more about applying shadows and highlighting.

Hatchings and Finishing Touches Preview 07:48

In this lecture I will discuss about applying hatchings to your artwork.

Background and Glow Effects Preview 39:45

In this lecture I will show you how to design and color the background of your comic book character. I also demonstrate how to add glow effects. Further, I also discussed briefly some basic coloring techniques.

Inking and Coloring a Comic Book Character. Preview 00:08

Resources you can import in FireAlpaca so that you can practice your inking and coloring skills.

Coloring an Archer Comic Character Exercise Preview 00:13

Resources you can import in FireAlpaca so that you can practice your coloring skills.

Exercise Preview 00:15

Comic Book Character Drawing Part 1 Preview 11:32

In this lecture I will show you how to start drawing your comic book character.

Comic Book Character Drawing Part 2 Preview 13:03

Continuation of rough sketches for your comic book character.

Comic Book Character Drawing Part 3 Preview 10:19

Finalizing the rough sketches of your comic book character.

Establishing Inks part 1 Preview 11:15

In this lecture I will show you how to inking your artwork.

Establishing Inks part 2 Preview 17:21

Continuation of inking your artwork.

Shadows and Hatchings Preview 23:29

In this lecture I will show you how to apply shadows and hatching properly.

Detailings Preview 11:27

In this lecture I will show you how add more details to your comic book character.

Finishing Touches Preview 16:25

In this lecture I will show you how to add finishing touches to your comic character drawings.

Final Output Preview 10:32

In this lecture I will discuss how to finalize the inking process.

Quick Coloring Review Preview 06:40

In this lecture I will discuss briefly about the basics of coloring.

How to Make Money as a Professional Comic Book Artist Preview 02:12

In this lecture I will discuss how you could make money using your artworks.