The course will explore the key elements that make comics, manga and graphic novels such a powerful storytelling medium, such as: the depiction of body language, symbolism, the design of backgrounds and props, the impact of page layout, and the role of narration and dialogue.
Learn to create characters and design stories using striking black and white drawings – the graphic novel.
Discover which medium and drawing style suits your story. This course gives you a basic understanding of characterisation, drawing development, design and storytelling.
At the end of the 4 week course students will be expected to have generated concept art and writing towards a graphic novel project
Students will be required to bring to class:
HB graphite pencil or non-photo blue pencil
Sketchbook or loose paper
Black fine line marker pen or a brushpen
Whiteout or white sticky labels for making corrections
Other materials to be advised in the first session.
Students who have a strong interest in drawing and/or creative writing. No prior training necessary, but this course will also be useful to students looking to extend their existing illustration or writing skills.