Comic Strips for Beginners Online Short Course

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Learn to draw your own fun and entertaining comic stips! The Comic Strips for Beginners Course is best suited to those with a talent for drawing, cartooning or illustration. With tips, tricks and a little know-how you could turn your hobby into a new career? The  Comic Strips for Beginners online and interactive course is a self-paced guide to professionalising your talents. Comic Strips for Beginners takes your skills and knowledge to the next level. Learn how to produce saleable drawings and illustrations, and the Do's and Don'ts of marketing your completed work. By the end of this course you will be able to: Understand when and how to use the correct tools (pencils, pens, ink) while drawing comics Find inspiration and correctly translate your ideas onto paper Understand the fundamentals of drawing Correction proportion your characters for realism Draw hair, eyes and expressions Draw animals people and creatures Convey motion into your drawings Create believable settings and backdrops Course Fast Facts: Easy to follow and understand Only 2 to 4 hours of study is required Unlimited, lifetime access to online course Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time Certificate of participation provided at completion How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent to you with your URL login address and your password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online material, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. The course is easy to follow and understand. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of participation. Other Cartooning Courses If you have a talent for drawing toons that you want to improve, Courses For Success’ range of cartooning...

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Requisitos: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Minimum age Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. For students who do not have access to either a...


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This course has four units of study:

1. The Beginning - Tools, History, Creativity and Storytelling.

  • Tools of the trade
  • Pencil Kit
  • Erasers
  • Paper
  • Inking
  • Drawing Board
  • One More Reflection
  • In the Begining
  • Assessment Time
  • Sources of Creativity
  • Calling all Space Cadets
  • Thought Experiments
  • Ideation, then Creation
  • Telling Tales out of School
  • Assessment Time
  • BME
  • B = Beginning
  • M = Middle
  • E = End
  • Assessment Time

2. The Basics - Drawing Your Cast of Characters.

  • The Basics
  • Face Facts
  • The Eyes Have It
  • Dot the Eyes
  • Who Nose?
  • Lip Service
  • Take it on the Chin
  • Hear Ye
  • Hair Today
  • Body Electric
  • Static Electricity
  • Shape Up
  • Whatever Suits You
  • Poetry in Motion
  • A Moving Tale
  • Animal Farm
  • Animal Magnatism
  • Kidding Around
  • Assessment Time 

3. The Building Blocks - Merging Words and Art.

  • The Building Blocks
  • Setting the Mood
  • Barn Dnace
  • Setting at Home
  • Interior Monologue
  • Adventure
  • Science
  • Romance
  • Historical
  • Assessment Time
  • Roughing It
  • Can You Place The Face
  • A Day in the Life
  • A Day in the Life Continued
  • Panel Discussion
  • Meanwhile, Down on the Farm
  • Your Head in the Clouds
  • Word Balooons
  • SFX
  • I Second that Emotion
  • You Robot
  • Give a Shout Out
  • Shhhhh......
  • Speed Lines
  • Still Water
  • Where There's Smoke
  • We Can See Through Your Motives
  • Lighter than Air
  • Single File, Please!
  • Seeing Double
  • Tripple Crown
  • All Four One
  • Border Patrol
  • Wallpaper Gag
  • Wallpaper Gag Continued

4. The Big Picture - Developing Your Portfolio.

  • The Big Picture
  • Ink Tricks
  • More about Inking
  • Inking Without Penciling
  • Brightening Your World
  • The Sunday Funnies
  • More Sunday Funnies
  • Six Panels
  • Your Portfolio
  • Web Comics
  • Motion Comics
  • Pause to Assess
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Publishing Your Work
  • The Sky is The Limit
  • That's All Folks