MJNL wrote:Sooo...anyone have any good resources specifically for improving composition? I think that's probably my biggest weakness as an illustrator.
What part of composition?
Line, color choice, shading (usually it's a matter of being brave enough to go darker in your darks, and lighter in your lights), shape or the way you place things on a page (how items appear in space...or perspective issues)?
Sometimes a graphic arts class or book can help or drawing upside-down. Do you know any local artists you love? sometimes it's just a matter of studying their tricks with them or just doing a ton of light studies or sketches.
Break down each of the areas of comp you want to improve and work on each one by one. Practice sketches just like you do practice stories.
I'm not a talented artist, just thought I'd jump in and offer some ideas. Maybe it will also be a benefit to get chummy with the illustrators at the workshop and see if they have any good suggestions.