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Episode II: Comic Making Adventures

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

Welcome to week two of my comic-making adventures! Thanks for sticking with me for another week!

This week, I took a page from James Gurney's book. This one to be exact.

My anatomy book is great, but only got me so far. People are different shapes and sizes and the body types included in anatomy books are certainly limited. Plus, I found that the positions I needed my characters to be in would be difficult to recreate accurately, unless I had a good reference image.

I usually use myself or my wife as a reference, but I quickly realized this also wasn't going to work. Mostly because I don't want all of my characters to resemble two specific people. So, I asked one of the most beautiful women (inside and out) I know to model in a photo shoot for me. My lovely cousin volunteered to give me a hand. Let it be noted that my sweet, and wonderful wife also participated in said photo shoot. (Thanks, honey!)

I used my quick sketches as an indication of the poses and facial expressions I needed for each frame. I don't have express permission to share photos from the shoot, so I'll share instead some of the results created from the reference photos.

sketch 1