1. Go at your own pace in this 20-week online course
2. Artistic guidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
4. Enroll now to start learning right away!
1. Go at your own pace in this 20-week online course
How to Craft Compelling Stories
Learn What Goes into a Successful Webcomic with
Creator of "Fiend," Kimi A.K.A. Sun.Vitamin
Do you have a story that you want to share with the world? Textual and visual storytelling has never been easier to share, and now that different platforms, such as Instagram, Tapas, and Webtoons, are available for you.
However, not everyone has the necessary tools, training, or techniques to plan a compelling story from the beginning to the end. That's why I am here to share my entire process of planning, starting, and illustrating an original story in the form of a comic so that you will be able to do it all on your own!
This course is about making a compelling story, whether for webcomics, portfolio projects, or pitches so that you can go out into the world and share your stories as YOUR works of art.
We will start this course by learning the basics of storytelling and then progress and practice through fun activities. Eventually, it will build up as a completed and original artwork of yours by the end of the course.
This course is perfect for those who want to start their original webcomics, make a pitch, or level-up their portfolios by having a story-based project. Many recruiters consider story-based projects and webcomics as the reference to artists' dedication and professionalism.
It is your chance to understand all the aspects of Webcomic from creating a satisfying story, adding colors, designing characters, and building composition at your own pace at home.
Even if you aren't planning to make your original comic, this course is perfect for anyone who wants the first-hand experience of going to art school, as I will be sharing what I learned from professionals in the art industry.
This course will primarily be beneficial to anyone who would like to develop themselves as artists. I will cover everything, including tools and processes, tips and tricks of creating my artwork.
As I guide you through the beginning of the storytelling process, we will be applying the plotting process that movie producers use. We will also discuss the role of the movie screencaps in creating the mood and suspense, and see how coloring plays the same purposes for comics or story-based scenes.
Character design is another crucial skill to learn not only for webcomics artists but for any illustrator. We will cover the basics of character design by discussing shapes, silhouettes, and animal design. You can also learn which special tools and methods are useful for creating stories and comics.
I will also give you an overview of the advertisement for your work. It is crucial to understand an appropriate way to find your audience. As a bonus session, I will share how I design an advertisement for my story or content to encourage the audience to support me and my work!
We will also create advertisements or trailers to catch others' eyes, which will help you in your future adventure as an artist. If you do it right, it can instantly put you at the top.
By the end of the course, you will be ready to tell your original stories using any mediums, either visual or textual.
I hope you will join my step by step process to become a better artist and start developing and refining your unique creative process!
Step 1: Designing and Drawing Characters
You don't need to memorize every single bones and muscles in whoever's body. We will learn the basic shapes of human and animal anatomy. It will make it easier for you to draw life-like characters. We will also discuss the basics of character design.
Step 2: Storytelling in Comics
Before you can start making your own comic, it’s important to look at the right layout of your story to keep your audience interested. So we will learn how to outline your story, and I will also show my process from building the storyboards to cleaning with the final line art.
Step 3: Guide to Color
Comics can be interesting, but many may look “off.” It’s important to learn what colors work best for each mood. I won't only talk about how to choose colors, but also about using effects and other helpful tips when it comes to polishing your artwork!
Step 4: Advertising
Like everything else outside of art, advertising is an efficient way to get your audience or customers to view your content. I will discuss how to properly advertise your work and create your own advertisement or trailer-like posts without paying someone else to do it.
- Meet Your Instructor: Kimi! Webtoon artist and illustrator.
- Introduction to the course: Learning the basic of storytelling and art of comics
- Introduction to Procreate
Chapter 1: Overview of Procreate
- Setting up your workspace & schedules
- Introducing the essential tools and their settings
- Tips and Tricks: Learning the frequently used shortcuts
Chapter 2: Character Design 101: Anatomy and Proportion
- Understanding the anatomy of human and animal
- Drawing humans by compiling simple shapes
- Drawing animals by compiling simple shapes
- Learning the Fundamentals of Character Design
Chapter 3: Ultimate Guide to Storytelling
- Grasping the Basics of storytelling
- Understanding different storytelling compositions
- Learning how to pace panels
- Filling in Storyboards with line-art
Chapter 4: Coloring Comics (1)
- Introduction to background design
- Understanding different perspectives
- Conveying different moods and atmospheres
- Mastering monochrome painting
Chapter 5: Coloring Comics (2)
- Choosing the right color
- Learning to control hue
- Using different effects and blurs
- Exploring color filters to intensify the mood
Chapter 6: Useful tools for creating Comics & How to Attract More Viewers
- Important notes on webtoon formatting
- The simple guide for useful Photoshop tools
- Finding the perfect scene for the preview/trailer
- Advertising your contents with your Illustration
- Congratulations on Completing the Course
About the Instructor
I’m a freelance visual development artist and the author of the short Webtoon, titled “Fiend”. During my years of studying illustration, I was taught by industry professionals and spent my own free time working with clients as freelance artists. I was contacted by multiple companies to create designs for their commercial use in my last couple of years of school.
Over time, I was inspired by many webcomic artists and found out about the Webtoon Short Story Contest, which became an opportunity to start my original short webcomic. Without thinking about winning or not, my goal was to create a professional-looking webcomic, and my comic hit the top 10 rankings instantly. Practice does make perfect, but we also need the right direction from our peers and art-pals. I hope to share my artistic knowledge and push everyone in the right direction as well!
Q: How did you first start doing what you do?
The start of my artistic journey is very straightforward. Like many artists, I started doodling at a young age because I was mainly inspired by anime and cartoons. Right there and then, I knew I wanted to be an artist when I grew up, so I stuck with my plan throughout my whole life. After many years of practice and work as a freelance artist, I found myself where I am today excited to see what’s coming next! Like many of us, this is just the beginning of my career as an artist!
This course will teach and guide you on how to effectively utilize different tools such as "digital brushes," "palettes," and "blending options" in Procreate app.
We will help you adjust app settings to optimize your drawing experience.
*Please Note: Students will have to purchase Procreate application ($10 in Apple Store). It is not included in the course package.
- People who want to explore how to use Procreate
- People who want to build their original characters from anatomy and proportion
- People who want to add their original stories to their drawings
- People who want to convey their message using colors
- People who want to create their original comics
Duration of the course
You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.
Class Preparation (iPad)
Also, you need an Apple Pencil to take the class. iPad Air, iPad, iPad Pro all works! Do not forget about downloading the 'Procreate' app as well.
We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase. Please check your inbox or spam!