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The Importance of Line Art

11:00 AM, Friday, October 31st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The problem with trying to learn to do work from speed painting or non speaking art videos is that most of these people are established professionals with years of experience on you and they take shortcuts that you don't know and can't possibly learn until you approach the process in "long-hand". One of the most important parts of these is the line-art. Without that solid underneath, your work is a house with no foundation or a car with no frame. Pay close attention to this video on this subject.

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Adam Hughes on Using Copic Markers

11:00 AM, Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Copic Markers are incredible tools that can do a lot but in the hands of a comic superstar like Adam Hughes, they can be magical. In this convention based tutorial, Adam explains how he uses Copic Markers.

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Taking a Drawing from Sketch to Photoshop

11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

In the Digital Age, it has become common practice to need to take a physical drawing and move it into Photoshop for further coloring and other manipulation. This tutorial will help you with this process.

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How to Manage Your Ideas and Creative Ambitions

11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Ideas. We all have them. We are creative people ; we can't help but have ideas. We can't turn them off. The smart and important thing is to know how to manage them. Watching this video is a great first step in doing that.

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How to Color a Drawing in Photoshop

11:00 AM, Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

There are many videos on drawing and coloring in Photoshop but this one is unique because it is the coloring of a childrens book that the artist is creating for his daughter and his is favoring a colored pencil technique that allows the intricate line work to shine through.

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How to Draw Wings on a Human Character

11:00 AM, Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Here in a second tutorial on drawing wings, we are focusing on angel of bird style wings again but this time on a female character with specific step by step details.

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Female Character Series Final Polish

11:00 AM, Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The final video of the Female Character Series focusing on adding the final details, fine touches and small tweaks, otherwise known as the final polish on the piece that we have been following for the past several sessions.

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Drawing a Pin Up Character

11:00 AM, Friday, October 24th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Toon Studio's pin-up character, Cherry is presented in this drawing video using Sketchbook Pro as created by Paris. He discusses his choices and style of two dimension cartooning.

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Female Character Series--Accessories

11:00 AM, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Part five of the Female Character Series that we have been following is my favorite of all: the accessories! What does your character need on hand at a moments notice? What object is uniquely theirs and identifies or informs the character? What's in that half-opened pocket that you drew into the line art? Accessories are the fun, interesting and essential gear that takes the character from the generic and into the unique.

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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 (plox-comic.com) taking you from sketch to final page as he talks over visuals from the creaton process.

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