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Sketchbook Update

11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Finishing a sketchbook is an important and monumental occasion. It is something to be proud of and deserves sharing. Here, artist SketchyTrav shows us his latest completed sketchbook.

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Art Workstation Tour

11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Continuing my love of workstation and art space tours, a young artist shows us around her limited workstation. She goes into great detail of her individual supplies that may give some of you ideas of things that you want to buy for yourselves.

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How to Get More Followers for Your Art on Social Media

11:00 AM, Monday, May 25th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

So, one of the realities of our world these days is that if you want to get noticed, you have to promote yourself on social media. And it is more than just having a page, you actually have to post several times a week, if not daily. You have to give people a reason to follow you and continue to follow you for a long time. Doing works in progress, doing more work and actually talking to your fans are just a few ways to promote yourself and your work. This video gives you several tips on how to use social media for self promotion.

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Basic Head Construction

11:00 AM, Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

No matter where you start drawing your figure, you are going to eventually have to deal with the head and if the head looks wrong, the whole figure will look wrong to your viewer because people observe things from the top down, Getting the head correct for the body that you are drawing is crucial! This video will help you with basic heads construction.

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Convention Table Set-Up and Decoration Tutorial

11:00 AM, Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 - Posted by John Wilson

Once you are at a point that you have art that is worth selling to the public, it is time to think about attending a convention. But you may have no idea on what you want to do on your table to make it stand out and catch the eye of the public.This video will help you with ideas on what to do at your table and area.

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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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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator



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