Week Two Journal

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These are three gesture drawings from the snowboarding competition that took place over the weekend.

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I tend to struggle drawing lips so I watch this tutorial to help me learn the proper way to draw them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP5WHlfqG9c

Notes from “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art” Chapters 3 and 4:

– We cannot see everything yet we still know it is present

-We can complete an image even if it isn’t necessarily a full image

-White spaces between panels is known as the gutter

-Moment-to-moment, Action-to-action, Subject-to-subject, Scene-to-scene, Aspect-to-aspect, and non-sequitur

-When panels are in sequence they will always relate to each other in some way.

-Panels are mostly action-to-action or subject-to-subject

-Comics display only the necessary components in an image

-Words introduce time by representing sound

-Figures, faces, and words are matched in time as well

-The panel is comics’ most important icon

-Panels act as a general indicator that time or space is being divided

-The contents, the size, the type, and placement of the panel all indicate duration of time

-Action lines became popular ways to depict moving parts within a panel

-Polyptych – a moving figure is imposed over a continuous background

-Word balloons and sound effects add to duration of panels

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