Happy new year everyone! This is going to be the best year ever! (until 2014)
Since it’s a new year lets do a quick recap of my blog and what it’s all about. I’m a comic book artist. I’m not anyone big and famous but my job is to make comic books. As such I get alot of comments like “I wish I could do what you do, but i can’t because of INSERT EXCUSE HERE. So I built this blog to feature my own comics as well as teach you how to make comics, and show you there are no excuses, ONLY COMICS!
It’s a daily blog, so I break down the week like this:
MONDAY: New page of Shadows of Oblivion (my creator owned comic.)
TUESDAY: Tutorial Tuesday. (I’ll do a drawing tutorial for you.)
WEDNESDAY: New page of Shadows of Oblivion (updates twice a week.)
THURSDAY: No Excuses. (I show you why your excuses are silly, and why you should follow your dreams)
FRIDAY: Artwork! (I just show you other artwork I’ve been working on. Commissions, sketches, etc.)
So today is Tuesday! So that means a tutorial! Well since today is sort of a re-introduction day, instead of showing a new tutorial I’m going to sumerize my past tutorials. Some of you have been following me for a while but i know how easy it is to have a post get lost in the feed. So visit, read, learn, and draw! And if it’s something you find helpful feel free to like and reblog it!
And after you look through them, if there is anything you’d like me to cover in a future tutorial tuesday either leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll work it into a future Tutorial Tuesday!
Layouts -> Finished Art • Practice • Comic Layouts part 1 • Comic Layouts part 2 • Faces • Comfort Zones • Portfolios • Composition • Hatching • Armor • Nature • How a Comic is Made • Manga Studio Basics • How to make your art incredible
I have a bunch more tutorials planned for the new year. But If you have requests let me know and I’ll work it into the schedule!
In the meant time follow me around the web:
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And if you love my artwork don’t forget to pick up my comics!
And remember: Make Comics! Not Excuses!
aw right! so starting off lets see what we’re using
all the ones that look the same are nice and full, and the one that looks weird is purposfully worn out and kind of like barely works. we’ll call it blue #2
the blending combos are pink then purple, purple then blue, or blue then purple
also the trick is to work QUICKLY.
this entire thing took around 30 minutes
also before I use the stronger pens I beat them out a bit so it doesnt bleed too much
when you cap them the color comes back so you’ll do this before using them for large areas
and also the other things I used, including a random pen and a white gel pen for little bitties
lets get our picture. the cool thing is you actually dont have to ink anything, but it does help!
lets start some hair w pink! cool! color so there’s shine and use the point to deepen the color
PURPLE TIME AW YEAH
big strong flat strokes.
once again redraw over parts you want to be darker. I added pink in places so it blended
LETS GET SOME BLUE #2 IN HERE. because it’s so light it blends really really well! also I messed up with her bangs and should have shaded those with blue #2 rather than purple, since its a bit too strong. Oh well!
lmao i fucked up with the orange. not a good choice like, at all
but i started on her lips, the flowers, and shaded her bangs and the bottom of her hair with the stronger blue
also did a nice gradient on her feelers
remember to use the tips of the markers!! those babies are your best friends
WICKA WOCKA BREAK TIME
for her clothes go really quickly, starting at the edge so on the inside it gets lighter
then keep going over parts that are ‘deeper’
used blue #2 to shade and the stronger blue tip after
(also filled in the space between her waist and arm)
aaaaaaand we’re finished!
well not really, I used blue #2 on her eyebrows, nose, body, and fur (with stronger blue on the edges)
moral of the story tho: orange highlighers fucking suck
Click the image to see full size.
A big ol’ tip on drawing cities from street-level. Sorry for the crude drawings, but I think they get the point across :)
1-point/2-point perspective was taught in my high school by drawing city streets the same as in example #1.
I quickly realized when studying reference images that REAL LIFE DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.
Happie Nuts | March 2013
Incredibly useful advice. Heels can be tricky!
Many thanks to spreeunit for linking us to this!
Link to full size, it’s a big one
I said I have a lot of thoughts about shoes and the woeful mistakes even seasoned professional artists make with them, and I wasn’t kidding. Here’s a lot of words about high heels, in a constructive way.
Courtesy of talesfromtheend
want me to give you some tutorials i have a whole bunch
maybe that one will help????
OH ! tyvm * V* )9