SY 2012-2013 1st Semester Lesson 13: Movement 2 – Comics Layouting

Slides: 2012-2013 G10 L13: Movement 2 – Comics Layouting

Xavier School  |  Grade 10  |  by Josiah Gosingtian

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This was my last lesson for my sophomores; I’m glad I had enough time to make it fit.  We weren’t able to tackle Photoshop, but even if we did have the time, the license / software hadn’t arrived.

We started out with creating a sense of movement in a single page, then to movement through a narrative.  Here, we create a series of images to show the illusion of movement through time.  I’ve included in the slides the parts that I demonstrated live (like part 2.5 in the file).  They were made to choose parts of the stories they wrote during the previous lesson (Movement 1.5 – Narrative Structure), and were then asked to figure out which scenes were more important.  They had one meeting to make sketches and plan their layout, and another to finalize their drawing.

In hindsight, this could have been a major assessment, as all of the previous lessons could be applied here.  It was a bit too tight schedule-wise, though, and I would not have been able to warn my students early.  If you would like to try the activity, check out the selection of work here, then select parts of a story you like (say, #s 3-6 of the 2nd story), decide which scenes are more important than the others, and create your layout.  🙂


About trickh

I taught art to freshmen and sophomores for one semester each. The stuff here is what I showed them that year. :) Going through this made me realize how much more I needed to know in order to be effective, how much more experience I needed to have. Now currently acting on these needs. :D

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