Artist Tutorials

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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby Warofwinds on Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:40 pm

Roza has a great background tutorial here. There are bunch of other tutorials too.
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby Samuli on Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:25 pm

Warofwinds wrote:Roza has a great background tutorial here. There are bunch of other tutorials too.


Nice! Never thought to use HSB for close shade variations... That will definitely speed things up when I'm colouring.
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby RPin on Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:23 pm

I just downloaded this:
http://www.mediafire.com/?zojzygahwzk

It's a pack of assorted tutorials collected all over the internet. There's even a penis tutorial in there.
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby Vicbowling on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:50 pm

I'm sure with Flash you just select your object and set your opacity at a percentage rate like say 80%. I know it's really easy but I have to admit it has been several years since I used Flash. I think that's how you do it though.

If anyone is looking for a cheap place that does website hosting to host their tutorials or other artwork, webhosting.reviewitonline.net has a good list of inexpensive web hosts.
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Postby peterabnny on Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:44 am

William G wrote:That's a pretty good drawing tutorial Mc Duffies...



Having just read through it, I'd say that everyone should have a copy of this in their digial library. Very well done, Mc D!

If I may humbly make a suggestion for future editions, I would clarify one thing when it comes to drawing breasts. Namely, stress the fact that they are, in fact, very fluid objects. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a female character laying down, bending down or over, or even standing on her head and her boobs are hanging exactly as they would if she were standing erect. Me, I find it annoying. Not sure why; maybe given my job in inventory control, it conflicts with my attention to detail. But IMO if you're gonna do a female frame justice, ya gotta do it right! 8-)
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby MichaelYakutis on Fri May 11, 2012 10:25 am

Anybody have any good traditional inking tutorials of any kind? Those are my favorite to watch, I like seeing how different people use different tools. I looked through the thread and didn't really see any, just digital inking. Or does nobody else ink traditionally anymore….

I plan to do some of my own tutorials soon, hopefully. When I finally do, I'll be sure to throw them on here.
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby McDuffies on Fri May 11, 2012 5:10 pm

The only thing I can think of is that Gary Martin's book. Now, looking for it I found that he has some [url+http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPAFtfo2ACU]workshop videos[/url] about the topic on tube. Otherwise I don't remember seeing any, people seem to neglect it, or otherwise integrate into the whole "how to use photoshop, shade, make nifty effects" stuff. I guess people do think it's just tracing the lines, which is weird 'cause I really see some good inkers out there.

Inking it an interesting story, to me every tool seems like a completely different set of skills. I try to learn all of them, though I'm helpless with a brush and quill doesn't get results I would like, but it's very enjoyable to use, unlike brush which is like walking on a wire for me. So that leaves markers for quick jobs or whenever I don't have a proper working area, which is often. Following Maria&Michelle's suggestion, I got the brush pen which seems like a good replacement for brushes and awfully convenient, but there are still some issues stopping me from using it for some serious drawing.
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby MichaelYakutis on Sun May 13, 2012 11:11 am

I watched some of that Gary Martin video and right away he started giving good advice and experiences. He mentioned how everyday, inking with a brush is different, which makes me feel a lot better knowing that there are pros out there who feel that way. Sometimes I'll sit down and do half a page without any trouble at all and everything will be looking great, and then all of a sudden I feel like I've never inked a single line in all my life.

Brush pens can be great, but they dull so quickly that I only use them for filling in blacks. However, Pentel makes a really good brush pen you may want to check out sometime. The Pentel GFKP: http://www.stationeryart.com/pentel-pen ... -p-52.html. I've been using it (off and on) for years and it hasn't dulled. It's made from actual hairs (maybe synthetic), rather than felt, so it creates a finer line and lasts longer. And is refillable. It will make it seem as though you HAVE to buy the replacement cartridges to refill it, but what I do is just refill the cartridges with Indie ink and it works just fine!
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby McDuffies on Sun May 13, 2012 2:06 pm

Oh I could only get the cheapest ones in the local stores, I didn't bother with online ordering... cheapo will probably lose shape soon, but meh, it's cheap. Refillable and, which is great for on-the-run artist like me, no need to wash it after, put the cap on and you're ok.
I've always been wondering why most of pros use brush for inking. To me, dip pen is incomparably easier to learn and, well, more predictable.
Yeah, Martin is a good teacher, but I think one's got to take from him what they need and then do the oposite. To me, his books teach you to be a reliable but callous, style-less professional. Advices are there and useful, but overall spirit of what I think are good comics, not so much.
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby elrohir on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:16 am

thanks for your help
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Re: Artist Tutorials

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:44 am

I'm excited to make use of this tool.
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