Backgrounds Assignments

This was a tricky one and it took me longer time than I expected. In short description I was supposed to go to a new place I’ve never been to before. Draw a fast sketch of the place. Then study the place in silence for fifteen minutes. Draw a new sketch with the important parts…

Updates

I’ve been ill and fell back at the school assignments, hence the radio silence. Today at least I managed to touch up the webpage visually after good critique from classmates. Now there’s a ”New reader start here”- button, no more grey boxes and something like a top picture. I’ve also updated the site with a…

Featured on ClipStudio.net

Hey, that school assignment I made with ”boy climbs a tree” is now featured on the webpage of the program I used to make it! I didn’t used hashtaggs or tagg them, but they somehow managed to find my tweet anyway and asked very politely through DMs if they could use it. I recommend ClipStudioPaint…

PDF-book: ”How to make money from webcomics”

Illustration: Eelis Nilukka  Wow! A informativ and illustrated book about making webcomics was made at the Saari Residence with the finance from Kone Foundation. And they are putting it online for free!! [Read about the project and get the PDF here!] I love just about everything from Sarjakuvakeskus, but this was so relevant to my…

Typography assignment 3

3: How do you express „no sound“? Please think of two different situations: a) there is no sound to be heard: silence b) you hear no sound but a car passes by.

Typography assignment 2

2: please write down and style the sounds of preparing and starting a record player: Put out a record from its sleeve, put it on the player, let it spin, put the needle into the groove, let the music start (your choice of music). What about the sounds of starting a mp3-player? Re-use the sounds…

Typography assignment 1

1: please write speech balloons, the choice of text is up to you, it should be the same text in everyone: e.g. „Could I have a drink, please!“ one should be as if softly spoken, one which is begging, one in demanding tone, one pretending harmony.

Assignment 1: Hand in picture composition

Create the first 4 to 8 frames of a story, using only limited color (no more than 3 colors besides black, gray tones, and white). You may use digital tools, draw by hand, or some combination of the two. Focus on composition, and how the arrangement of shapes within the frame supports the meaning of…

Analysing webcomics

Page from Octopus Pie part 48 – Summer is for suckers. Written and drawn by Meredith Gran. Colors by Valerie Halla. When lecturing about pacing in comics, I rarely talk about webcomics since I still haven’t worked with them that long. I only mention the tip that 1/4 into the comic, you should know what…

Individual project

Quiet Crowd follows a bunch of twenty-plus-somethings as they try to find their place in life. All while something else is lurking between the cracks. The plans for this comic started approximately a year ago. I missed having a longer project to point to in-between my small comic works. I wanted to find something that…