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Warm Lighting

11:00 AM, Sunday, January 25th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

the use of proper lighting is one of the best ways to give reality to your drawings and the quickest way to ruin a drawing.Establish the position of the light is key on where to shade your drawing and how the shadows fall. And light is not limited to one intensity. It can be warm or cold just as color can. In this video, the artist explores warm lighting.

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Learning How to Switch gears and Adjust Your Schedule as Needed

11:00 AM, Saturday, January 24th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

We all work so hard trying to get to a point of success but often, when we get there, we find ourselves quickly becoming too busy and having to juggle projects and prioritize the work by importance, payment vs. personal projects and time. Here an artist talks about having to adjust his schedule to accommodate the quantity of new work before him.

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Character Design Hangout

11:00 AM, Friday, January 23rd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

The days of having to be in the same room with your fellow artists are gone. Technology will now allow you to share your work over systems like Google Hangout. Although it is slow to get started, in this video, artists Will Terrell and Brandon Green work on character designs.

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2014 Year in Review via Sketchbooks

11:00 AM, Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

You will hear it from everyone. I know I have said it a hundred times: YOU HAVE TO DRAW EVERYDAY TO GET BETTER AS AN ARTIST! There is really no other way to do it. You have to draw, paint, ink or whatever your discipline to improve at it. For example, the artist in this video is flipping through his sketchbooks to show the sheer volume of work that he did last year.

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Using Traditional Inking Tools

11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

In our increasingly digital world, mastering traditional tools like the brush and the crowquill can make an inker more desirable to some artists than their purely digital counterpart. In this video, the use of the brush and crowquill are explored and tips for use are explained.

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A Tour of SideShow Collectibles

11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

One of the most fascinating aspects of the comics industry are the model and statue makers. Taking those two dimensional ideas and rendering them in three dimensions takes a true artist, or in the case of SideShow Collectibles, a team of true artists. Check out this video tour of the different departments of these master makers.

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Blending Colored Pencils

11:00 AM, Monday, January 19th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Materials are at a point these days where you can create anything your mind can imagine and can come close to near photo realism. One important skill to achieve this level of skill is to learn how to blend your material to create the soft look of reality. In this video, the skills of blending colored pencils is demonstrated.

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Drawing Interior Spaces at One Point Perspective

11:00 AM, Sunday, January 18th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Perspective is one of those art disciplines that once you learn to do it the right way, you will never want to do it incorrectly again and you will immediately be able to point out when others are doing it incorrectly in their own work. Perspective means that as things begin to recede into the distance, they "appear" to become smaller and eventually "disappear". In this case, one point perspective (where everything recedes to one point in space) is demonstrated.

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A Profile on Jim Mahfood

11:00 AM, Saturday, January 17th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

There are very few truly on the cutting edge of the comic form people out there. There are plenty of people that can draw exceptionally well, but there are very few whose style is so unique and singular that they are completely identifiable by that style. Jim Mahfood is one of those people. Mixing intricate line work, graphic splashes of color and off the wall layouts, Jim Mahfood has gained success in a number of mediums, including comics. Check out this profile from the now defunct G4's Attack of the Show.

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Wildstorm Studios Art Jam

11:00 AM, Friday, January 16th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Way back in the day, there once was a studio called Wildstorm where artists like Jim Lee used to challenge each other to finish drawings in a certain amount of time and the outcome was always amazing. Take a look over the shoulder of Jim Lee and other artists in their art jam.

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