Composing a Theme and Main Idea

Before you jump into drawing characters and writing story lines, you need to determine your strip's main idea and theme. The main idea for your strip comes from the characters and the plot of the story. In contrast, the theme reflects the actions or events that are repeated and ongoing.

For example, the theme may be family life, work life, life in the forest, life on another planet, or any combination of the most common themes. Your main idea may center on a single father and his kids.

However, you can expand the idea to have the father and kids live on a spaceship, so your comic strip may have a high-tech, outer space, futuristic theme, as well as a family theme. These themes would emerge in the strip, which would chronicle the ongoing and amusing challenges faced by a family living in outer space.

Freehand Sketching An Introduction

Freehand Sketching An Introduction

Learn to sketch by working through these quick, simple lessons. This Learn to Sketch course will help you learn to draw what you see and develop your skills.

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