I originally posted this video back in 2011. Paolo Rivera gives a tour of his studio, explains how he uses various tools, and shows how he uses his iPad for visual reference. I find it especially fascinating to see the many ways that Rivera has customized his tools and adapted different materials to suit his needs. Cool stuff.
From tomgauld.com: “Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He draws a weekly cartoon for the Guardian newspaper and has created a number of comic books. He lives and works in London.”
Check out these examples of short form comics by artist Tom Gauld. look forward to additional discussion in class next week as we begin our comics unit.
We often take great care and consideration with our drawings; we make sure that every line is placed just where we want it, down to the millimeter.
Of course an artist must be prepared to switch gears and work at a rapid pace, especially when it comes to conceptual work. An artist can execute rough sketches rapidly, dumping the ideas from your head onto the paper quickly, before moving onto the next.
Artwork by artists Koi Carreon and Violaine Briat. These two artists have very different styles but their work share an important feature: These characters are drawn in a way that suggests personality. Each character has a distinctive pose, costume, attitude, and/or expression that suggests they have there own thoughts, desires, and back story.