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Project 1 - Comic strips and illustrations


enlightened Project 1: Illustration & comic book project enlightened


Watch this brilliant ‘how-to’ video, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka:


He discusses how to sketch and form a character, and in the beginning he shares some his own work from back when he was a child.

Well, I’d like YOU to have a go at doing just that! Please note, the below ‘steps’ are not all to be completed at once, this is a project and should take a number of days to perfect:


  1. Begin sketching a variety of ‘characters’. At first, as JJK states, it should just be a ‘shape’, and then it will slowly evolve into a character. Note the way he sketches – not using thick, blunt lines and not being overly accurate at first.
  2. Start to assign names and ‘profiles’ for your characters
  3. Set out a ‘comic strip style design’, preferably hand-drawn with a ruler, on plain paper. Alternatively you can use the attached comic strip templates.
  4. Before beginning your comic strip, plan a story: Who are your main characters? What is going to happen? Are they brave or cowardly? etc…
  5. Sketch and begin your first draft of your comic strip!


Please send any work to share along the way, particularly your sketching skills, characters, and of course, final comic strips