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Sketching the Character Outline

11:00 AM, Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The outline or laying out the character is the most important part of your drawing process. It is the hardest part of the work you will have to do. It is where all the thinking is done. from there it is just building on the hopefully strong foundation that you have created. This tutorial discusses the character outline.

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Drawing the "School" Style Skirt

11:00 AM, Sunday, September 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

In modern cartooning and especially in Manga, the skirt is often used to denote the young female character. It is sometimes too short and in some ways over-sexualizes some of the characters. This tutorial shows the knee length skirt, the shorter skirt and the skirt in motion.

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How to Devolop your Own Comic Book Art Style

11:00 AM, Saturday, September 20th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

It is completely fine to ape the style of others in the beginning bot if you come out and declare yourself to be a professional, you will need to create a style of your own. These two videos explore their style and talk about what your style will be.

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Character Design Concept Art

11:00 AM, Friday, September 19th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The idea of designing characters through the use of concept art is not a new one. Any time you've ever drawn out something in an attempt to explain an idea, you are creating concept art. In the terms of creating characters and worlds through your concept art, you have to define and refine your ideas.You have to take that flood of ideas and make it real, make it whole and make it make sense to the people around you. This video gives an artists process on making concept art for games.

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Professional Manga Artist Matsuyama Takeshi is Interviewed

11:00 AM, Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The best way to find out what it takes to become a paid professional in any field is to talk to someone who is already in the field. To that end, professional manga artist Matsuyama Takeshi is interviewed about his work and about being a professional artist in the manga field.

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Spotlight on Jim Lee

11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

For my money, Jim Lee is one of the best artists in the world today in any medium and has the heart and soul of an educator as well as a storyteller. He tells a great story and generally talks about his process while he is drawing. Check out his spotlight panel from the 2014 SDCC.

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Drawing Feet from a Front View

11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Easily, one of the things that people try to hide, allow to run off the page or generally try to avoid drawing is the feet. Next to the hand, it is the one thing on the human form that many artists struggle with for much of their career. In this video, we get a tutorial on drawing feet in one of their most difficult positions: the front view or forward facing view.

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How Learning to Draw Taught this Artist How to Live

11:00 AM, Monday, September 15th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

"Visual Literacy". Sounds like a big SAT style word but it simply means looking at the world visually and realizing that it is no different than math or English, it is simply another way of speaking; but not with numbers and symbols, but with lines, color and shading. In this video from a TEDx talk, Artist Brent Eviston talks about how learning to draw taught him how to live.

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How I Learned to Draw: Melanie Mac

11:00 AM, Sunday, September 14th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Not so much a tutorial as a testimonial, Youtuber Melanie Mac talks about how she learned to draw, how digital changed her art and how you too can improve your own art.Plus a second video where she shows her work.

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How I Learned to Draw--SketchyTrav

11:00 AM, Saturday, September 13th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Everyone starts somewhere and I think that hearing those stories and seeing their work can be a major benefit to you as an artist. And what makes it really interesting is that every story is different. Artist SketchyTrav tells about his journey to where he is today.

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-- Robert W Hickey publisher/comic creator



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