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Finishing a Sketchbook in 30 Days

11:00 AM, Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Sketchbooks can serve several functions. Recording a trip, following a particular idea through many iterations, or doing individual sketches throughout a 30 day period. Artist Will Terrell discusses as he did the several sketches as he uses a variety of pens and ink washes.

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Artist Jake Parker Talks about his Sketchbook

11:00 AM, Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Artist Jake Parker, recently of the Racket Raccoon comic, talks about his sketchbook and how the sketchbook is in many ways your research and development media as it is where you work out ideas and problems and a eventually come up with something amazing. Check out this video on his recent sketchbook.

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How to Draw Clothes with Lora Innes

11:00 AM, Saturday, February 28th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Unless your comic is about Naked-Man in the town of Nudeville, you will have to learn that proper way to draw clothes and deal with how fabric hangs on the body. Few artists are better at this than phenomenal independent creator Lora Innes, creator of The Dreamer. Check out this extremely detailed tutorial by Lora on the proper way to deal with clothing.

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Fiona Staples Talks about Comics

11:00 AM, Friday, February 27th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Superstar artist Fiona Staples talks about her work on Saga and her life as a comic artist at a recent MoCCA show.

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Sketching in the Character Design Process

11:00 AM, Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

The early part of the process is where you can work out your ideas and try different things or as this artist calls it brain dumping your ideas into the character. Check out this video as he works out some of his ideas on different figures.

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Coloring Using Adobe Illustrator

11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Photoshop is the program that many people use to digitally color comic pages but it isn't the only one by far. Adobe Illustrator is often used by letterers but it is also a very effective and innovative tool to use in computer coloring. It has several tools that are unique that will create several interesting effects. This video gives a great tutorial on coloring with Illustrator.

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Illustrating a Novel

11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

The drawing process works differently with an illustrated novel versus that of a sequential art page. The artist has to get as much of the information from the written part of the page into his single illustration as possible. This video follows the artist as he builds, renders and paints that page.

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Artist Simon Fraser Talks About His Process

11:00 AM, Monday, February 23rd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Artist Simon Fraser draws a cover featuring his character Nikolai Dante for 2000AD. While doing that he talks a bit of shop, shows his tools of the trade and generally lets us in on his process.

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How to Use Color Correctly

11:00 AM, Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Color is incredibly important to your artwork. Using it correctly will immediately improve your drawing and using it incorrectly will destroy your art and pull it immediately out of reality. This video gives you a detailed lesson in understanding color.

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How to Improve Your Art

11:00 AM, Saturday, February 21st, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Every artist wants to improve, get better, achieve or however you want to say it. It is the goal of every serious artist. But not everyone knows the steps to take to become better. This video offers a series of steps toward becoming a better artist.

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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator


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