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Preparing Yourself Before Becoming A Manga Artist

11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

You can't just jump into being a professional Manga creator. Well you can...but you probably won't be taken seriously. To truly become someone who makes Manga at the professional level, you need to prepare. And it is not only preparing yourself, but your schedule, your environment and your work space and materials. Check out this video for those first steps.

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Using Screen Tones and Techniques

11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

You are not limited to what you can draw. There is an art supply called screen tones which is a repeating pattern that can be placed on your art and be rubbed from the paper. With some practice, you can make near perfect background and tones.This video shows you how to use tones.

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Six Tips on Creating Characters

11:00 AM, Monday, July 28th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Making good characters is hard. Making consistently good characters that are always recognizable and relatable is very hard. Art Mark Crilley offers 6 tips that he follows on making good characters.

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A Sketch a Day for Over 8 Years

11:00 AM, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The art sketchbook has many functions. Education, entertainment and in some cases, therapy.Artist Chris Ayers has done a sketch a day for the last eight years through which he had been stricken with and has survived cancer. Check out this amazing body of work.

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Inspiration from Comic Con Past-Sam Keith

11:00 AM, Friday, July 25th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artists in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, in an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam's career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx, and much more).

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Virtual Field Trip to the Stan Winston Studio

11:00 AM, Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Nothing to learn today but check out this very cool "virtual field trip" but the folks at Stan Winston Studios for a group of young 3D art students on Google Plus.

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Marker vs Colored Pencil in The Coloring Process

11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Different mediums create different effects. No two mediums will create the same look on your art. For example, artist Mark Crilley examines looks at the difference between colored pencils and markers.

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Art Workspace and Materials Tour

11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

For those curious as to why I seem to be posting so many art space and workspace tours lately, there is a method to my madness. I find them inspiring and I hope that you do too. A persons work area tells a lot about them. What they use, what they like and how they make it work can be as informative as watching them actually draw. It also inspires me to make my own space better. I hope that all you viewing these videos are creating a specific space of your own to work in.

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Art Materials Demonstration

11:00 AM, Monday, July 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

If you are just getting started, it is crazy for you to go out and buy the most expensive thing. Look for bargains, get what is convenient of check out the bargain area at Blue Line Pro to find some deals. For example, this young artist goes over her favorite and inexpensive art materials.

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Art Workspace Tour

11:00 AM, Sunday, July 20th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

A young accomplished digital and traditional artist, who wishes people would read the comments and look up their own details on materials, gives a tour of her art workspace.

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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator


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