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Comic Book Drawing In 3 Styles

Updated on June 18, 2009

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The 3 Styles Of Drawing A Comic Book That I like

Drawing comic books all comes down to a personal style, one that you decide upon when first starting to draw comic books, your drawing style becomes your own over time as you begin to study other artists that you admire on a professional level. So what are the comic book art styles?

Well there are a few noticeable ones, but let us take a look at each one in turn:

Manga - Japanese Anime Style

The Japanese comic book style of manga is one that has been adopted by many artists all over the world, the subtle differences in anime art style are minute, but the manga style is an effective comic book style that combines action and character so well hat many artists prefer to use this form of art to convey their stories with this art alone.

The Japanese manga style is an easily recognizable style to adhere to and there are many artists that draw like this and it works for them to draw the manga way.

Cartoon Comic Art

This is a method that doesn't really rely on any small apsects of realism, it only uses the exaggeration of the human form and physical features into something that is more cartoon like and that much simpler in line structure, some people us the manga style and break it down to produce a comic book cartoon art form that is much like a watered down version of manga.

Those classic cartoon strips that are often referred to as the daily funnies are good examples of cartoon comic art that we see in the newspapers and there are infinite possibilities with cartoon comic art.

American Comic Book Style

This art form is the standard that has been set by many popular comic book artists and icons of popular comic books from many publishers and it is the most accessible too. American comic art is the wider art form that many try to emulate and study to learn how to draw.

All the old comic book classics from marvel DC and some oter independent publishers have some of the best artwork that has evev been featured in a comic book, Classic artists like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Neal Adams and many others, there comic book artwork just is still amazing today as it ever was. And there are lots of fantastic artists now creating amazing art for well respected comic books and that is what I like.


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