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Intro to comics slideshow

  1. 1. Comics! Introduction.....Here we go! http://www.hulu.com/watch/330454/the-new-yorker-animated-cartoons-evolve-at-your-own-risk http://www.hulu.com/watch/255084/the-new-yorker-animated-cartoons-art-direction http://www.hulu.com/watch/330452/the-new-yorker-animated-cartoons-global-whining Tuesday, March 18, 14
  2. 2. When did comics begin? • In 1827, Switzerland's Rudolphe Töpffer created a comic strip and continued on to publish seven graphic novels. • Rodolphe was initially unable to pursue a career in the visual arts like his father. Instead, he devoted himself to literature Tuesday, March 18, 14
  3. 3. Are Comic Books Funny? Around 1900, the terms "comics" and "comic strip" came into common use in the United States. The strips of pictures being printed in magazines and newspapers at that time were all funny or comic. At first newspaper comic strips were called "the funnies" and later the term comics became more popular. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  4. 4. Brenda Starr • In 1940, the first cartoon strip written by a woman was published in Chicago. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  5. 5. MAD Magazine 1952 • American publisher, William Gaines started Mad magazine in 1952, a popular and satirical monthly comic book. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  6. 6. -Superheroes became popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s. DC Comics emerged. -During World War II they became stars. -Superman had arrived and become the first comic-book character to have powers much greater than any human being. SUPERHERO’s? When and Why? Tuesday, March 18, 14
  7. 7. The superheroes in this century continue to be more popular than ever. Movies that star characters such as Spider-Man have become blockbusters Let’s watch the history in action! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqvJ0UHFaug Tuesday, March 18, 14
  8. 8. So, Where do we start? Learn how to draw forms/shapes, people, objects, places, expressions! Start with manipulating the basic forms: squares, triangles, rectagles, ovals http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=yvjKtMji6Rk Sketchbook Assignment #1: P.1 Tuesday 4/1 P.4 Wednesday 4/2 -Due at beginning of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  9. 9. Video-Showing basic shape drawings • http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=3OOZxt1yoRA Sketchbook Assignment #2: P.1 Monday 3/24 P.4 Tuesday 3/25 -Due at end of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  10. 10. Breaking humans into shapes! Sketchbook Assignment #3: P.1 Monday 3/24 P.4 Tuesday 3/25 -Due at end of class. http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=1618qH7KojU Tuesday, March 18, 14
  11. 11. Practicing eyes! Sketchbook Assignment #4: Choose 5 sets of eyes to draw. P.1 Monday 3/28 P.4 Tuesday 3/31 -Due at end of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  12. 12. Eyes - Part 2 Sketchbook Assignment #4: Choose 5 sets of eyes to draw. P.1 Monday 3/28 P.4 Tuesday 3/31 -Due at end of class. Focusing on expressions http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=GxGWEnB1F1s Tuesday, March 18, 14
  13. 13. Drawing hands - Part 1 Sketchbook Assignment #6: Complete steps A - D P.1 Monday 3/28 P.4 Tuesday 3/31 -Due at end of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  14. 14. Hands - Part 2: Gestures Sketchbook Assignment #7: Choose 10 hands P.1 Monday 3/28 P.4 Tuesday 3/31 -Due at end of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  15. 15. Breaking down animals into shapes Sketchbook Assignment #8: Draw # 1 - #3 P.1 Tuesday 4/1 P.4 Wednesday 4/2 -Due at beginning of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  16. 16. Lastly, Drawing the head & Expressions Sketchbook Assignment #9: Draw all 4 examples P.1 Tuesday 4/1 P.4 Wednesday 4/2 -Due at beginning of class. Tuesday, March 18, 14
  17. 17. Remember... Practicing helps improve your drawing skills! Tuesday, March 18, 14

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