Via Twitter, I stumbled across a great read at William Stout’s website:
That’s part one. You’ll probably want to bookmark that and slowly work your way through the whole series. Giraud is a certified genius cartoonist, and Stout’s pretty darned good, too. He expands on the ideas that Giraud offers, with tons of examples of artwork (mostly Giraud’s, but a bit of his own and others’) to illustrate the points.
Even if you’re not a cartoonist and aspire to loftier goals, refreshers on color theory, composition, and costuming figures might be useful. So dig in, already!!!