How-to Create Graphic Novels, Comic Books and Comic Strips

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to Rock That Body

People have different body shapes. And that should be reflected in your art. Do not get stuck and draw the same body shape and height for every character. Artists somehow fixate on the perfect proportions they learn in class and books and only draw that body type.

Remember that everything you draw it's based on shapes. Use that to your advantage when you're designing characters. You can give them distinctive silhouettes, which help to identify your characters.

It doesn't matter whether they are realistic or cartoony. You can get a lot of mileage out of the posture of your character. Do they slump? Have good posture? Are they humpback? Where are all the humpbacks nowadays?



Next, we will dig deeper into the shapes of men and women and how they differ. First, the men.

to be continued…
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Hidden Power of Illustrator Art Brush – Vector Drawing Tutorials Ep 9

Video Tutorial on Creating an Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator





You must first create the art you want to use in order to use an Art Brush. The Art Brush stretches this graphic evenly along a center path. This video  tutorial shows you how create and use an Art Brush.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Inspiration Week - Neal Adams

Neal  Adams - One of many artists who inspire me.

His draftsmanship, dynamic facial expressions, use of shadows and his mastery of drawing the human body with correct anatomy from any angle made him stand out to me.
A selection of artwork by the influential artist.








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Friday, November 25, 2016

Inspiration Week - Leonard Starr

Leonard Starr - One of many artists who inspire me.

His draftsmanship, subtle facial expressions, strong compositions and command of anatomy are a joy to behold.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Inspiration Week - Stan Drake

Stan Drake - One of many artists who inspire me.

He draws such naturalistic and expressive women.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Inspiration Week - Will Eisner

Will Eisner - One of many artists who inspire me.

His use of shadows and exaggerated characters are great! His design sense and novel use of panels to add to the storytelling and manipulate time won me over.
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