Friday, June 11, 2010

More Mini Comic Samples for ARTScool

Still got a few open spots in my ARTScool classes (212 & 512 listed on the right side bar), so I am making a few more sample mini comics to display as a preview of the cartooning class projects at The von Liebig Art Center registration office.
While the earlier batch of mini comics was drawn on regular 8.5" X 11" letter size printer paper, I wanted to try other types of paper and bigger sheets to have more drawing room for our class projects. With the exception of the character wearing a green shirt with a smiley face (that was drawn with a Faber Castell Pitt Artist black brush pen), all the mini comic pages and covers were drawn my favorite sketching pens: Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.6 mm and 1.0 mm nibs.
Thus this set was drawn on 11" X 14" Canson 18 lb (68 gsm) Marker paper (which is very smooth and lightweight and folds flat very neatly and effortlessly), and 9" X 12" Canson Biggie Jr 90 lb (185 gsm) Watercolor paper that is sturdier and can easily stand on its own.Given the sizing of the watercolor paper, the water-based marker inks lay down smoothly and without blotching on this support.
This page spread with the "Thou Shall Not Pass" scenario (nod to LOTR fans, for you know who you are) was colored with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens which also laid down fairly smooth color layers on the Canson marker paper. Thus we have determined that the marker and wartercolor papers would make good choices for mini comics paper stock given how well the Crayola markers and Pitt pens worked on them

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