Comics and Sequential Art

Steven Walker

Steven Walker, Venture Issue 4, Page 11, India ink and digital, 17 x 11 inches.

Class Description

Mr. Walker’s Sunday morning class is three hours of figure drawing, using one model with multiple poses. Students learn how to properly draw the figure through focusing on proportion, weight, balance, line, and light and shadow. It is a dynamic anatomy class focusing on movement and balance through a series of poses with a model.

In the afternoon class, the importance of good visual storytelling will be emphasized above all else. Students will explore the best ways to convey their stories by using various illustration techniques and learning the language of comics. The class will cover everything from perspective to dynamic figure drawing, and the various disciplines used in creating comics.  This includes drawing systems such as 1-, 2- and 3-point perspective and lessons in inking techniques, as well as pictorial storytelling.

This class works from the clothed model during the morning session, with a variety of short and long poses.

About the Instructor

Steven Walker is a freelance artist with a B.F.A. degree in comics illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Mr. Walker has an eclectic portfolio of work and has published with companies such as Image Comics. He cites creators Walt Simonson and Jamal Igle as influences.

He has also published graphic novels with Random House, most notably The Sons of Liberty (volumes 1 and 2) and The Battle of Blood and Ink for Tor Books. When not pushing lead at his drawing table, he can be found voraciously scribbling voluptuous burlesque models at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, of which he is a founding member.

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