Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do you think are the top 5 skills and artist needs to develop strong draftsmanship? -Nate

Well strong draftsmanship depends on the look your going for in your work. Styles vary so much that it's difficult to say "well, you need to work on this or that". but for comics the keys are smooth storytelling.
1.Being able to move the "camera" , the eye of the reader around the page .
2.A good understanding of anatomy.
3. A good command of perspective.
4. Being able to make your characters "act" by giving them a range of emotions facially and a good command of body language.
5.Versatility, the ability to draw any type of comic in any genre.

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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique