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Postby Churusaa on Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:36 am

If you don't want to (or can't) plop down $300 for photoshop, download The Gimp. Free, opensource, and available for most anything with a processor. Good for everything from simple edits to grand-scale pure-digital imagery.
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Postby Fecundity on Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:22 pm

The font I use for comic lettering, Ninjascript, is available from Font Monkey.

Although all the Font Monkey fonts are free for any use, they are by me. I apologize for the self-promotion.
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Postby BeefotronX on Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:25 pm

Mark Chong's Ten Minute Drawing Techniques is a nice series of drawing tutorials.

It's aimed at beginners, but mixed in with the beginner stuff are some rather neat bits. If you don't want to wade through everything, I would recommend
Episode 4: Camera Perspective (panoramic perspective)
Episode 9 (4 parts, part 1 most importantly): Introduction to Backgrounds (planning large scenes with a map)
Episode 10: Homework (Some interesting doodle exercises)
Episode 12: Figure Drawing Demo (Posing works a lot easier when you start at the extremities)
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Re: [REF] Web Pages you could use...

Postby Ninjashira on Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:53 pm

A few tutorials I've found useful in my various artistic endeavors.

DewNoir Digital Coloring Tutorial - http://dewnoir.deviantart.com/art/Colouring-Tutorial-63620398
Inking Tutorial for Painter - http://celesse.deviantart.com/art/Inking-Tutorial-for-Painter-22103422
Human Body Types Guides - http://cedarseed.deviantart.com/journal/4895422/
Digital Coloring on Fey Winds - http://kitsune.rydia.net/comics/feywinds/bonusprocess1.html
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Re: [REF] Web Pages you could use...

Postby BeefotronX on Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:57 pm

Here's something I have to recommend highly: http://www.posemaniacs.com/pose/thirtysecond.html

It's a Flash doohickey that gives you a picture of one of a metric buttload of poses every thirty seconds (or another time period), for exercising gesture and other types of speed drawing.
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Re: [REF] Web Pages you could use...

Postby Pbhunnydew on Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:43 pm

ninjashira wrote:A few tutorials I've found useful in my various artistic endeavors.

DewNoir Digital Coloring Tutorial - http://dewnoir.deviantart.com/art/Colouring-Tutorial-63620398
Inking Tutorial for Painter - http://celesse.deviantart.com/art/Inking-Tutorial-for-Painter-22103422
Human Body Types Guides - http://cedarseed.deviantart.com/journal/4895422/
Digital Coloring on Fey Winds - http://kitsune.rydia.net/comics/feywinds/bonusprocess1.html


Thanks I will have to check these out

But I like using book mainly, a very good book is Jack Hamm's "Drawing the Head and Figure". I have worn my out.

Thanks to all the other links...
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Re: [REF] Web Pages you could use...

Postby Warofwinds on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:11 pm

I've started a webcomic resource blog for many of the overlooked, technical aspects of webcomicking, most especially, the webcomic site. Webcomics are, after all, half "web," half "comic." Art and writing (novel-writing, more specifically), will also be included.

You can find it here, updated a couple times a week so far. I'm going to stick to basic things for quite some time before I get more specific.

Post a comment there if you'd like to request an article or tutorial.
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Postby Varethane on Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:34 pm

I was expecting to find this in the thread somewhere, but since it isn't, I may as well link it... as an alternative to default or downloaded fonts (and to hand-lettering or buying font-creation software), there's a site that will create a font from your handwriting for free: http://www.yourfonts.com/

It's very easy to use, and gives pretty good results provided you center your letters properly in the template. (:
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Postby seriousbusiness on Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:46 am

Lovely idea, I have a whole bunch of tabs open right now, waiting to be perused. :D
I have used - and sadly also ignored (bad girl! Start practicing poses and perspective right now!) - Lee and Kirby's How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. I like their explanation of perspective and inking basics (yes, I ignore those often enough as well.) :roll:
What I am sadly, sadly missing is a good guide to drawing facial expressions. There's a meme ghosting around DeviantArt called "25 Essential Expressions" http://napalmnacey.deviantart.com/art/2 ... s-55523083, and I've printed out some of the ones other people have done as a loose guide. I still wish I could find "101 Ways to Draw an Angry Face" in a tutorial somewhere...
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