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How to Draw Fighting with Weapons

11:00 AM, Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Drawing someone fighting with a weapon isn't simply putting the weapon in their hands. It involves how the weight of the weapon effects the person that wields it and how they move with it, among other factors. This tutorial helps you draw dynamic fighting scenes using weapons.

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How to Layout a Comic Book Page

11:00 AM, Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

If you are following the traditional comic book form, you will need to break up the script into panels on the page. This is called a layout. Laying out the page will help you with the story beats and will give you a guideline to draw the book by. Here is a tutorial on the layout process.

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Desk Tour and Organization Tips

11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Some people believe that a cluttered desk is a sign of a creative mind but there is a limit to how messy you can be an still be effective so organization can be very important to you. This video gives you some organization tips for your desk and work area.

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What's in My Bag Student Artist Edition

11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Art school is one option for young artists to consider. Artschool will give you structure and teach you how to do many things but may not necessarily be the kind of art that you want to learn. Here an young English art student shows what she is carrying with her to art school.

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Figural Sketchbook

11:00 AM, Monday, May 18th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

You can do a sketchbook of just random and unconnected things or you can do a sketchbook that has a specific focus like a sketchbook that shows you skill on a specific subject. This video shows a student who is focused on figural work.

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Traditional Sketching

11:00 AM, Sunday, May 17th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Sketching is a skill that you will want to not only achieve but continue no matter if you are primarily a digital artist or not. Sketching allows you to work on ideas in a way that digital can not achieve. This video is a traditional artist sketching video.

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10:00 AM, Saturday, May 16th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Not everyone has the space or money to commit to a full studio and not everyone needs one. Some artists make fantastic art in very limited spaces. In this video, a young artist shows her workspace in a small corner of a shared room.

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A Maniac Studio Tour

11:00 AM, Friday, May 15th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

The studio of an artist is a personal space and will often reflect the personality of the artist. Some are spotless and hyper organized and some are a controlled mess; looking haphazard and crazy but having its' own sense of organization. Here, artist "Mary Doodles" takes us around her somewhat manic studio.

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Word Balloon Tutorial

11:00 AM, Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Since comics are a paper medium that makes no noise except that which we read on the page, word balloons on an important of the comics medium. They advance the story and allows the characters to converse with each other and allows the viewers to see what the characters are thinking. In this tutorial, Trent Kaniuga offers a simple tutorial on creating your own word balloons.

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How to Draw a Manga Chibi

11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

They are cute, adorable and may possibly be the downfall of western comic art, but you just can't avoid the Chibi style characters so you might as well learn to draw them. Here, cartoonist extraordinaire Christopher Hart walks us through the drawing of a chibi cat-girl.

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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator


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