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Attempt at Ligne Claire style comic

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:41 IST (last updated: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 14:39 IST)

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I have been  a big fan of Tintin and Hergé since childhood and I've always admired the clean style of drawings employed in his work. The style is called "ligne claire" (French for clear line) and is a fairly difficult style of illustration (known for its precise lines and attention to details, including backgrounds). Here I've just attempted that style in a single panel. I have a long way to go though! There are some incredibly talented ligne-claire artists out there, and I can only aspire to reach those levels some day.

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2 comment(s)

  1. If it's ligne claire, shouldn't the brickwork not "fade out" like it currently does? I'm comparing with http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/Twoofakind_cover.png

    By the way, have you seen work by Geof Darrow? It's not ligne claire but it's incredible linework.

    Comment by Dion Moult (visitor) on Sat, Oct 5, 2013 @ 06:11 IST #
  2. Dion, yes, I guess so. But from what I've seen, there are a lot of variations on Ligne Claire, that I'm not sure what are the chief characteristics of this style. I have seen fading lines also used in this style though. However, I agree, my attempt may not be a pure Ligne Claire drawing.

    As I said, I am learning this, but it's tough finding online tutorials for it.

    I've not seen Geof Darrow. Will take a look on your recommendation. :)

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Sat, Oct 5, 2013 @ 08:33 IST #

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