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Steve Hamaker walks you through the process of creating an online comic

11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Creator Steve Hamaker walks you through the process of creating his online comic, PLOX ( taking you from sketch to final page as he talks over visuals from the creaton process.

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Skin and Clothes Tutorial on a Female Figure

11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

This part of our ongoing look at a female character centers on the skin and clothing of the character. This means finalizing the overall skin tone and adding folds and final colors to the clothing.

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Joe Mad's Drawing Process

11:00 AM, Monday, October 20th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

I am a big fan of the work of Joe Mad and having him not only talk about his drawing process but to be humble and self deprecating about his early work makes me like him even more.

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Female Character Series Face and Hair

11:00 AM, Sunday, October 19th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Continuing on the Female character series, the artist focuses on the face, achieving the proper skin tone and the hair, working on shape and color. He also works on cleaning up the line art a bit and dealing with the more sketchy mistakes from earlier.

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Urban Flare Sketchbook

11:00 AM, Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Sketchbooks can be about anything. It can follow a progression and theme or can be all over the place. This sketchbook covers Manga, graffiti, some figure drawing and a whole slew of other things. The teacher calls it visual chaos. Lollapalooza and Urban Flare. See it you agree.

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Laying Down Base Colors on a Drawn Figure

11:00 AM, Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

In part 2 of the series, the artist is laying down the base colors that he wants to work with on his figure. This includes establishing the light source and dealing with the characters skin tone and the basics of her clothing and accessories.

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How to Draw Wings

11:00 AM, Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Of all illustration additions to human forms to transfer them into another character, the addition of wings is the most prevalent. Br it angel, demon, avian creature or dragon, wings are the things! Here is a very straight forward tutorial on drawing bird wings and bat wings.

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Female Character Series Part 1

11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Over the next three days, I will be showing you how to create a strong female character. In the first video, the artist will show his sketching and drawing techniques for creating a static female character.

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How to Create a Marvel Cover

11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Like Stan says in the video, you can tell the comic without its cover. The cover is what catches the reader first and hopefully gets them to stop and pull your comic off the rack. In his typically corny style, a young Stan Lee talks you through the creation of a cover and the great John Buchema adds his artistic ideas.

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"The Advice I'd Give Myself if I was Starting from Scratch

11:00 AM, Monday, October 13th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Everyone starts somewhere and it is always nice to have a little knowledge when you are going into something new. Sycra offers new artists the advice he would give himself if he was starting at the very beginning of his career.

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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator



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