How To Draw Comic Books

A Beginners Guide To Comic Book Creation

Comic book creation is a great literary form to explore. Unlike simple sketches or drawings, comic books have a certain kind of entertainment value and also has great story telling qualities. Creating comic books can help one find a great creative avenue to release emotions or even release stress. Of course for one to create comic books, he or she should learn how to draw comic books correctly.

The first thing to do is create a drawing style that would be used to represent all elements and characters in your comic book. This is largely dependent on the theme of your comic book, serious themes call for more serious illustrations while lighter and more humorous themes call for cartoon like and whimsical illustrations. Developing your own style of illustrating elements is essential in learning how to draw comic books. It will take some time for you to develop a style you will be comfortable with so be patient and do not rush into things.

There are some basic rules that a budding comic book illustrator should learn. These basic elements will ensure the proper creation of the comic book and will establish foundations that one can build his or her comic book creation skills on. These basic elements are very important prerequisites in learning how to draw comic books and should be paid proper attention to.

Story boarding

Story boarding is an important element in comic books. It is a rough flow chart of your story and how you plan to tell it through your comic books. Story boards are rough sketches that show how the story progresses from start to finish; it helps guide you in making different scenes.


Paneling is the process of creating scenes that are called panels that will be distributed across pages. These panels will contain all your artwork and text materials. It is important for one to know how to properly allocate the pages basically you would prefer to allocate larger panels for more important scenes.


Certain effects are needed to emphasize certain panels. Usually effects are exaggerations that draw a reader’s attention to certain elements. Some most used effects are zooming in and out, exaggerating certain elements, and making elements bleed out of pages.

Dialogue bubbles

Dialogue bubbles are the balloons that contain text materials which show what your characters are saying or thinking. It is important to balance the amount of dialogue in a page so it won’t take up so much space.

There are other techniques that come after these basics but are a bit more advanced. Techniques such as coloring and inking can be reserved for more intermediate projects when an artist has already learned how to draw comic books significantly. There are even more techniques that individuals will learn as they progress with their works but the most basic ones should be established before anything else.

Learning how to draw comic books can give an individual a great creative hobby and at some point even a lucrative side line. It is important though that an artist has fun while doing the work and never forgets to enjoy what he or she is doing regardless if the pursuit is for fun or profit.