Comics Drawing Teaching

The Score page 9 introducing Kandinsky

Storytelling with abstraction in comics, panels from the Score

Kandinsky, once said “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Wassily Kandinsky

See page 9 here
The Score refers to music among other things, so to draw music it seemed appropriate place to start with Kandinsky’s approach and incorporate into the structure of a comic book page, to me at least. Having been assigned him for a semester as an artist to swipe and study in painting class probably helped too.

I admit I’m more fascinated by the rythym of a comic book page then I am by what the heck the characters are doing. I love the pace of a Jack Kirby comic just the flow if images and the scale he manipulates, the flatness against pattern against the perspective space.

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