I've been greatly enjoying a five-week course called "Drawing Stories" taught by the fantastic illustrator and animator Joe Evans at Evolution Arts in Brighton. We've been made to do all sorts of things that don't come naturally to me at all and therefore are quite mind-expanding, always a good thing! The course is all about the foundations of creating comics and graphic novels so we've been imagining and drawing sequences of events, experimenting with layouts, developing a single concept for different audiences, adding pictures to dialogue and dialogue to pictures, working out storyboards and much more, all requiring new ways of thinking and seeing. All in just a two-hour sesson once a week. It's been really challenging, and great fun, and I think it's going to be really helpful for a new project I have in mind.
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