DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics

DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics


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At last–the first guide to drawing comics digitally! Artists! Gain incredible superpowers...with the help of your computer! The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics shows how to give up pencil, pen, and paper and start drawing dynamic, exciting comics art entirely with computer tools. Author Freddie E Williams is one of DC Comics' hottest artists and a leader in digital penciling and inking–and here, in clear, step-by-step directions, he guides readers through every part of the digital process, from turning on the computer to finishing a digital file of fully inked comic art, ready for print. Creating a template, sketching on the computer, penciling, and finally inking digitally are all covered in depth, along with bold, timesaving shortcuts created by Williams, tested by years of trial and error. Step into the digital age, streamline the drawing process, and leap over the limitations of mere physical drawing materials with The DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823099238
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 473,253
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Freddie E. Williams II has worked on the record-breaking DC Comics miniseries Countdown, DC’s Robin series, The Flash, and many other titles. Visit him on the Web at freddieart.com.

After making his professional comics debut in 1975, Brian Bolland perfected his clean-line style and meticulous attention on 2000 AD and Judge Dredd. He's illustrated the DC Comics maxi-series Camelot 3000, Batman: The Killing Joke, and a host of covers for series including Animal Man, The Flash, The Invisibles, Wonder Woman, and many more. Since 1997 his work has been completely digital.

Read an Excerpt

I have seen other artists use programs such as Manga Studio, Corel Painter, and Adobe Illustrator to draw their comics. These are all fine choices, but Adobe Photoshop is the primary program I use when digitally illustrating comic books, and it's the program I use in this book. Although I go in-depth in this book about how to create comics digitally, this is not a how-to or step-by-step book on the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop itself. Instead, this book is targeted at intermediate to advanced users of Photoshop, so if you are unfamiliar with it or any other computer programs I refer to, I highly recommend that you look on line for in-depth tutorials, purchase one of the many books on the subject, or even take an introductory course in using Photoshop.

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DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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rschwager More than 1 year ago
I am an amateur artist. This is a great resource to have when trying your hand at digital art for comics.
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