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12-03-2005, 01:42 PM
Penciler Links

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12-03-2005, 01:42 PM
Scott Mcdaniel shares his extensive knowlege on all things related to creating comics. Very good!

The Alphabet of Art
This site explains the elements of visual design.
Definatly worth a look!!!

Art Tips (or, "How To Draw Comics the Pini Way!")
How to draw in the Elfquest style.

Sketch Magazine provides valuable information for comic book creators, including tips on penciling, inking, writing, computer coloring, and other technical aspects of the profession.

How to Draw Comics. Full book online

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12-03-2005, 01:46 PM
Perspective Links

Perspective Tutorials:


A short rundown of the basics of One to Six point perspective

This website explains pretty much everything that has to do with measuring points when constructing a two-point perspective grid:

Measurement and Perspective in anatomy.
Check it out!
Has a bunch of pop-ups. Only check it out if you don't mind them or have a decent pop-up blocker.

A very good starting point for those starting out.

Note: Don't get too frustrated with 4 point perspective or higher. It can get pretty complicated.

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12-03-2005, 01:49 PM
Originally from www.marvel.com

Marvel Test Plot
Guidelines: As penciler, it's up to you to adhere to the plot. Adding details is welcome, but eliminating them isn't. There's no need to ink or letter your samples. Original art size (your work area) is 10-by-15 on an 11-by-17 board. Send the submissions editor photocopies of your pages; include your name, address and telephone number on the top border. All six pages must be penciled; partial jobs will not be accepted. Remember, Marvel publishes comics for an all-ages readership.
Send your sample copies and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Submissions Editor
Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
10 East 40th St.
New York, NY 10016
Get busy!

Page One
Establishing interior shot of a ritzy Manhattan penthouse apartment. Peter Parker and Mary Jane are attending MJ's model-friend, Tara's trendy party. An assortment of artsy types are there (models, agents, actors, fine artists, club dancers, etc.). MJ is enjoying herself, but Peter looks out of place and uncomfortable. Peter is being pestered by Tara's yapping little poodle.

Page Two
Peter (annoyed) escapes the poodle by going out onto the balcony. The balcony is a lush garden with a wide assortment of plants.
He relaxes, watching the guests (including MJ) dancing inside.
Then his spider-sense warns him of danger from above!
Peter ducks behind a large garden box, ready to change into Spider-Man if need be.
Mr. Hyde and two armored bandits (your design) drop/swing down onto the garden balcony. The bandits ready their laser pistols.

Page Three
The badguys charge through the glass door into the party. Two realistically clothed/armored security guards rush forward to protect the guests.
The bandits take out the guards.
The party guests are ordered to the floor. Tara fearfully clutches her poodle. Some panicky guests offer their valuables. MJ is angry, but compliant.
Mr. Hyde walks purposely past his men, up to MJ. He doesn't want loot...He wants Mary Jane!

Page Four
Mister Hyde is obsessed with MJ and has come for her. She is repulsed by him, but not afraid. They argue.
2 Panel Sequence:
Panel 2 - Hyde facing us (trying to be charming). His men are behind him. The men are reacting to something slapping them on the back. We can't see it, but it's Spidey's webbing.
Panel 3 (end of sequence) - Same angle: Hyde surprised as his goons fly backwards, toward the balcony. They drop their weapons.
Hyde, enraged, turns around to see Spidey on the balcony, neatly webbing up the armored goons.

Page Five
Hyde lunges at Spider-Man like a wild animal.
MJ has to rein in her emotions to protect her husband's secret identity.
Hyde tackles Spider-Man in mid-leap, sending them both off of the balcony, twenty stories above 5th avenue. Hyde laughs maniacally--He doesn't care!
Hyde and Spider-Man fight as they fall to the street

Page Six
Spider-Man kicks free from Hyde while, at the same time, spinning webs with both hands (while still free-falling).
Spidey swings back up to safety on his line. The web line he attached to Hyde (anchored to a building) acts as a bungee cord, slowing his fall.
Hyde bounces headfirst onto the avenue below (knocking him silly).
Last Panel: Hyde still helpless on web line while police show up. Spidey watches in background.

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12-03-2005, 01:51 PM
Artist's websites:

Adam Hughes (http://www.justsayah.com/)
Neal Adams (http://www.nealadams.com/)
Kaare Andrews (http://www.kaareandrews.com/)

Comic Book Database
Data base of comics, creators, studios, ect.
Still building but you can add what they don't have.

12-31-2007, 03:17 PM
I don't know if this was posted before, but if you can't find scripts or need advice on how to submit your portfolio: