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      Comic Book and Graphic Novel Sequential Art Workshop in Waynesville


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      March 7, 2020

      Saturday   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (on various days)

      86 North Main Street
      Waynesville, North Carolina 28786

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      Comic Book and Graphic Novel Sequential Art Workshop

      A series of six, two-hour lecture/discussion style programs with some workshop time included in each. The workshops are as follows:
      March 7 - Brainstorming a superhero
      March 21 - Storyboarding a story idea
      April 4 - Pencil art for comic book or comic strip
      April 18 - Inking for comic book or comic strip
      May 9 - Applying color to comic book or comic strip art (traditional)
      May 23 - Digital processes for comic book or comic strip

      $20 for HCAC Members or $25 for Non-HCAC Members PER WORKSHOP. Reservations and prepayment required. Call 828-452-0593.

      For more on James Lyle, see his website: http://www.jameslyle.net/.

      Detailed descriptions of sessions:

      Session 1: Brainstorming a Superhero
      In this session the class will participate in a group exercise dealing with the process of creating a “superhero” (or any other type of character in any media, really). The group will spend time providing ideas for a collectively created character and along the way learn a bit about comic book history as well as the process of brainstorming ideas. Students will want to bring along their own sketchpads, pencils, etc. to allow them to write down notes as well as create additional secondary characters as this process tends to bubble over into many ideas that cannot be used in the collective character design.

      Session 2: Storyboarding a story idea
      In this session the necessity of “thumbnail” sketches is stressed to avoid pitfalls later on in the process. This will also include opportunity to develop story material that is better suited to sequential art. Students will be supplied with copies of “thumbnail” sheets, pencils, as well as receive one-on-one instruction in how to develop a story better suited to the needs of a sequential presentation.

      Session 3: Pencil art for comic book or comic strip
      In this session students will be made familiar with the traditional process of creating story artwork for graphic novels (and other sequential forms) through the development of artwork based on their own thumbnail sketches (created in session 1, and on their own time, between sessions). Students will be supplied with 2 sheets of pre-ruled bristol board (image area of 10 x 15” on 11 x 17” bristol), pencils, and be instructed in how best to begin developing their artwork to fit the format.

      Session 4: Inking for a comic book or comic strip
      In this session, students will be acquainted with the process of artwork refinement known traditionally as “inking”. They will be informed in the various techniques whereby a pencil sketch is interpreted (and often edited) during the inking process. Students will be provided india ink and various inking tools with which to put finishing touches on their pencil artwork (created in session 2 and on their own time between sessions).

      Session 5: Applying color to comic book or comic strip art (traditional)
      In this session, students will be able to color artwork (created in their previous sessions, during their own time between sessions, or possibly during this session) utilizing traditional techniques with Doctor Martin’s Dyes, color pencils, dye markers, etc. ! Students will be provided access to Doctor Martin’s Dyes, various color pencils, dye markers, some brushes, etc.

      Session 6: Digital processes for comic book or comic strip
      In this session, students will be informed in the proper techniques whereby their artwork can be scanned into Photoshop and prepared for printing. They will also be informed about the process whereby black and white line art can be colored and lettered digitally within Photoshop and other, similar, programs. ! Students will have opportunity to observe correctly scanned artwork adjusted for print reproduction, as well as receiving instruction on that process and that of digital coloring and lettering within Photoshop (and, time permitting, ClipStudio on iPad pro). Instructor will supply iPad for this session.

      Cost: Payment required - $20 for HCAC Members or $25 for Non-HCAC Members PER WORKSHOP

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

      This event repeats on various days: Apr 18, May 9, May 23

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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