INSTRUCTIONALS & TUTORIALS
POWERFUL COMIC BOOK PORTFOLIO – W/ ALVIN LEE
Have you ever wanted to learn from industry professionals such as Alvin himself? Now you can at SCHOOLISM.COM! Schoolism is an online course where Alvin will be your instructor and mentor, giving you assignments he has created in conjunction with the school. Upon completing your assignments you upload them back to him in which he will then critique each individual assignment using screen capture so that you receive video and audio feedback, along with an in-depth report. By the end of the 9 week course you will have completed more than 9 individual assignments along with 2 full comic book pages, done at professional standards! Not to mention, the Schoolism forum contains the videos to all of his students including all of the critiques, which promotes a community atmosphere as well as healthy competition!
Self Taught Classes are also available in which you will have access to ALL of the material along with the assignments. You will also have access to the forum where you can view all of the other student’s critiques, however you will not be receiving critiques and in-depth reports of your own. You will however receive star ratings from Alvin on your submissions. It’s a cool option for those who feel they are good independent learners and also for the budget conscious!
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GNOMON WORKSHOP TUTORIAL (DVD) – COMIC BOOK LAYOUT AND PENCILING
In this DVD, comic book artist Alvin Lee explores the creation of two sequential comic book pages from script to finished pencils. He begins by dissecting the script through rough thumbnails, evaluating the pros and cons of each. He then lays out the two pages, discussing the importance of storytelling, character placement and readability in a sequential comic book layout. Next, Alvin shows how to prepare the layouts for light-boxing and sets up the final pages. He completes the demonstration discussing his penciling techniques as he finishes the pencils with his own unique anime/manga influenced style.