How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling
Feb10

How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Tech­nique of Visu­al Sto­ry­telling is an instruc­tion­al book based on the cin­e­mat­ic, high con­trast noir style of acclaimed com­ic book and graph­ic nov­el illus­tra­tor, Shawn Mar­t­in­brough. Martinbrough’s work has been pub­lished by DC Comics, Ver­ti­go and Mar­vel Comics, illus­trat­ing sto­ries rang­ing from Bat­man to the X-Men. This is his first book, released through Wat­son-Gup­till...

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The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics
Feb10

The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics

America’s lead­ing com­ic book pub­lish­er brings its super­star cre­ators and clas­sic char­ac­ters to the sec­ond in an author­i­ta­tive series of books on how to cre­ate comics. The art of Klaus Jan­son has endured in the ever-chang­ing com­ic book indus­try for over 30 years. Now this tal­ent­ed artist brings that expe­ri­ence to the most crit­i­cal step of effec­tive com­ic book sto­ry­telling: pen­cilling. Cov­er­ing every­thing...

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Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in your Artwork
Jan24

Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in your Artwork

This clever book teach­es artists the unique skill of draw­ing per­spec­tive for spec­tac­u­lar land­scapes, fan­tas­tic inte­ri­ors, and oth­er wild­ly ani­mat­ed back­grounds to fit com­ic-strip pan­els. buy now...

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Transitioning From Paper to Pixels: Learning to Draw With a Wacom Tablet
Dec18

Transitioning From Paper to Pixels: Learning to Draw With a Wacom Tablet

by Frank Free­man Intro­duc­tion Years ago, after talk­ing to some inkers at the San Diego Com­ic Con, I heard a lot of talk about ink­ing direct­ly on the com­put­er. They were using the old Wacom ser­i­al tablets. I tried one once back in the day and was not real­ly impressed. How­ev­er, I must admit that I may not have been as moti­vat­ed as they were and as I am now to learn how to use this tool. Those guys did some amaz­ing work...

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Learn How to Draw Better in Just 2 Minutes
Sep05

Learn How to Draw Better in Just 2 Minutes

from Caitlin Cowie | Buz­zFeed Jr. Video Pro­duc­er Tips on how to draw bet­ter in 2 min­utes: Break com­plex crea­tures into their basic shapes and con­tours Use ref­er­ence images: Draw what you see, not what you know Rules of thumb for human pro­por­tion: Eyes and ears go in the cen­ter of the face An aver­age per­son is 7.5 heads tall Choose a com­pelling col­or palette before you paint Use the val­ue range: There should be...

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Anatomy 101
Jan24

Anatomy 101

Avatar Press artist, Caanan White, rec­om­mends Kristin’s (kristinkk) deviantART site for  artists seek­ing human pho­to ref­er­ences. Kristin takes detailed pho­tos of the male and female body in var­i­ous posi­tions, that can be used for the study of anato­my and/or as a draw­ing ref­er­ence. Some of the images con­tain nudi­ty, so if you’re not already a deviantArt mem­ber, you’ll have to join (for FREE) to change the Mature...

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