How to Draw Comic Style Artwork – From Sketch to Rendering


Last updated on September 22, 2022 11:25 am



What you’ll learn

  • How to Draw Comic Style Art
  • Understand Line – Shape – Form
  • Create Dynamic Looking Comic Art with Rendering Techniques
  • How to Draw with Cross Hatching Techniques
  • How to Create a Comic Book Character Design
  • How to Draw Various Surfaces with Light and Shadow
  • How to Draw Male and Female Comic Style Faces
  • How to Draw with Basic Shapes

In this course you will learn how to draw comic style art from the basic sketch to the final rendering.  You will gain a better understanding on how to create illustrations with depth and dimension.  By using line, shape, and forms we can construct anything.  I will teach you how to simplify the things around you and then draw them with your own creative filter.

For this course you will need a pencil and paper or a drawing tablet.  I will be using Traditional Comic Art tools such as 2h and HB lead.  Bristol board smooth and various erasers.  You will learn more about these tools as I am using them to create the work.  You can still create and follow along with a regular pencil and paper.

This course is broken up into 5 main sections.

Section 1 – Understanding Line – Shape – Form

Section 2 – Drawing Comic Book Style Faces

Section 3 – Shading and Rendering

Section 4 – Drawing Poses for Comic Book Characters + Designing a Character

Section 5 – Drawing a Zombie – Textures and Imperfections

Section 6 – Drawing Wrinkles and Folds for Clothing

You will work through a variety of practice activities that you can share in the Q+A Section of this course.  Make sure to be specific with any questions or trouble areas you may have.  I will do my best to offer any insight that I can.

Updated on 5-22-3021

In this course you will learn –

  • Understanding Line – Shape and Form

  • Constructing Your Designs with Primitive Shapes

  • Working with Light and Shadow

  • Cross hatching or Rendering Techniques

  • Line Weight and Line Clarity

  • Focal Points

  • Contrast within the work

  • And Rendering a Variety of Materials

  • Drawing and Rendering a Comic Book Character

  • Drawing Wrinkles and Folds for Clothing

This course is designed for aspiring comic artists that want to create more impact in their illustrations but I feel a lot of these lessons can apply to a variety of art styles.

By the end of these lessons you will have learned how to add more depth and dimension to your art.  I am here to help you with any questions you might have and I look forward to seeing your artwork in the Q+A Section of this course

Thank you for considering my course and good luck with your studies!


Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Who this course is for:

  • Aspiring Comic Artists
  • Artist that Wish to Create More Dimensional Illustrations

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Line, Shape, and Form
  • Drawing Comic Book Style Faces with Traditional Art Supplies
  • Shading and Rendering
  • Drawing Poses for Comic Book Characters
  • Section 5 – Drawing Texture and Imperfections on a Zombie
  • Section 7 – Drawing Wrinkles and Folds for Clothing