Title : Comic Book Layout & Pencilling with Alvin Lee.
ASIN : B0013TO4QI
Description : 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 pencilling techniques as he finishes the pencils with his own unique anime/manga influenced style.
Brand: Gnomon Workshop
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Rating : 5.0
Rating : 2
Review : Great Instructional DVD For Page Design
This is a great video for breaking down the start to finish process of penciling a page. I recommend viewing the lecture notes in the main menu before watching the dvd. They contain the script for the two pages and an overview of what Alvin’s process is like. It also contains a little information on materials such as how big he draws thumbnails and layouts, and types of lead he uses. The dvd begins with Alvin drawing sveral thumbnails and then moves on to layouts. He explains camera angles and why he chose the ones he did. He also touches on camera axis rules. He then spends only a few seconds discussing and demonstrating the use of lightboxing. I feel this is the only drawback for he doesn’t really show the process that much or really describe it. This is a very minor drawback. The only other drawback is that he is a little monotone. After the lightboxing he begins the final drawings and shows how he details them.
Overal this is an excellent dvd and a must for anyone…