The Worlds Your Characters Live In
One of the paths to creating compelling comics is building the world around your characters into something more than just a background stage. Open up this full post to check out great examples of world building by artists that work in comics, animation, video game design, and illustration.
Atelier Sento: Cécile Brun & Olivier Pichard
Herge combined relatively stylized figures with intricate and detailed drawings of architecture, vehicles, and nature.
Azuma also depicts stylized characters against relatively realistic depictions of the environment.
Artwork by Ristaino for Adventure Time:
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