Sunday, May 1, 2011

Syllabus - It's Art for Story's Sake!

I signed up for this class for the assumption that I drew from the name of the class.  I want to learn to appreciate comics.  I have always appreciated the artists that create them, but never the art form itself.  I don't even know where to start.  I went to a comic book shop just last Friday and it was so foreign that I didn't even want to pick them up.

With that, there are three things that I would like to get from this class.

1. Where to start and how to approach comics.
2. General instruction on sequential art.
3. Fundamentals of story telling.

I have never considered myself an artist.  I have only been drawing for 2 years and my skills are somewhat behind in skill level, but I really think learning to draw a good story will help guide me in finding my own style and fluidity in my artwork.

I'm excited to share my stories and get feedback and to listen to others stories as well.  I love collaborative environments and am looking forward to the class!  I think you definitely succeeded in letting us know that the sky is the limit.

1 comment:

  1. Chad, your enthusiasm for the class will be a blessing to others. I shaped much of a proposal for a class final project based on our conversations about your storytelling goals. I'm sure you and the class will give me a lot of feedback.