Intro to Comic Craft pt1

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<ol><li> 1. Intro to Comic-CraftOr, all the stuff you need to know tomake some manga </li><li> 2. Who the % $ @ ^! am I?And really, why should you care? </li><li> 3. S o lets make some manga!Lets start out with the tools of the trade... </li><li> 4. PaperYou mean theres more than one kind?&amp; copy paper (20lb, 24lb, 28lb, 32lb also in sizes ofletter, legal, a4)&amp; thicker papers (cardstock/presentation paper)&amp; manga papers (deleter, maxon, copic)&amp; bristol board (canson, strathmore)&amp; other media/illustration boards (for wetmedia/paints) </li><li> 5. pencils&amp; Graphite pencils mechanical, wooden,drafting/lead holders&amp; Varying lead hardness gives you different values </li><li> 6. Non-photo blue pencils&amp; nonphoto blue pencils are a favorite of comic artistsbecause they can be easily dropped from art&amp; great for working out perspective, anatomy, etcbefore committing to a line with pencil or ink&amp; sells nonphoto blue (soft blue)mechanical leads&amp; other colors can be used usehue/saturation/lightness in photoshop to drop thatcolor </li><li> 7. Inking tools tech pens&amp; brands such as micron, copic, pitt, rapidograph&amp; lots of sizes&amp; will give you a consistent line weight good forlettering, mechanical/architectural objects&amp; easiest to transport, easiest to learn&amp; do not give dynamic lines without extra work&amp; some tips very fragile/easy to break </li><li> 8. Inking tools ink and nib&amp; the nib, holder, and ink are all separate items&amp; types of ink: water-soluble, india ink, acrylic ink </li><li> 9. Inking tools ink and nib&amp; many different kinds of nibs drawing, sketching,architecture, calligraphy, lettering&amp; drawing nibs allow for a wide variety of line widths&amp; sketching and architecture are good for fine details&amp; calligraphy and lettering nibs (a, b, c)&amp; most manga-ka use g-nibs - highly flexibledrawing nibs </li><li> 10. Inking tools ink and nib&amp; require a lot of practice&amp; not very portable&amp; ink does not dry fast/tends to smear&amp; will shred or spider on cheap paper&amp; often very slow process </li><li> 11. Inking tools brush&amp; most variation of line weight, fast filling in of black&amp; great for emulating sumi-e painting&amp; other techniques such as dry brush for texture&amp; can be very difficult to learn, good brushes veryexpensive&amp; not portable </li><li> 12. Other tools&amp; ruler/t-square/triangle/straight edge&amp; french curves&amp; circle and ellipse templates&amp; eraser (vynl, plastic, kneaded) </li><li> 13. Computer programs&amp; adobe photoshop considered the standard&amp; adobe illustrator difficult to learn&amp; corel painter better for illustration&amp; manga studio offers a lot of templates,screentones, used by many professionals&amp; paint tool sai cheaper alternative, also good forcoloring&amp; free alternatives such as gimp, open canvas </li><li> 14. Thats a lot of stuff!R e lax !You dont need all of those thingsStart simple. Find what works best for you. It isntthe same for everyone! </li><li> 15. Now we have stuff, so letsmake some comics! Where do we start?</li></ol>