Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sequential Class Proj 3: One Page Pencil Script

Foundation Comic Pages : We thought some of you might be interested in our school's comic program wondering about things like, "How'd they teach you to draw comics?" or "Are you sure you can learn HOW to draw comics?". Well we won't go into the details of the course lessons but we thought you might be interested to see what we do in class?

No? Well there are always other blogs around for you to read. (^__^) So let's go right ahead and look at this simple project. The requirements of our class is to move into drawing actual comic scripts (as seen in our previous posts regarding 88 pages of batman drawings) and we're given more time on this one just because someone else is going to ink our page. (YES, they either screw it up or make it mega amazing and we're hoping its the latter)

The grading will be on three sections, 1) How we interpret a one page script and penciled it in tight rough ready for inking 2) How we ink the text of someone else's page 3) How we ink the artwork on someone else's page. So already, today we've gotten our classmate's page and we'll need to ink her text bubbles and bring it back to class to swap for someone else's artwork to ink. Here's what it looks like to draw in tight roughs and here's the one page script from "Evil" that we drew from, ENJOY. (and no, we didn't even know this comic exists)

"EVIL" script by invisible Kid - Page 17


In an eagle eye view, angled so that it looks like it's in a corner of a ceiling, we see the group of ninja's, all in a circle with there backs to each other. Their swords are drawn, and for a good reason. Surrounding them is the flood like monsters.


We do a profile shot (side shot of the face) on Tobiashi as he speaks, his
face twisted in a sneer.

" What are these things?"


Front face shot of Kensu-yata.

" This place is hell, and these are it's occupants!"


Face shot from ground up of Manewis

" Then we fight like hell!"

Rough Sketch

Final Tight Rough

Actual Scan
(x area indicates pure black)


  1. cool! It was interesting to read the script and then see how you visualized it :D and it's hard to imagine having to trust someone else with your work, but it's pretty interesting too because you never know how it'll turn out.