This is a technique that i have been trying out. I have always seen this used but never knew the name of it. I find it, so far, very helpful and thought I should share it with you.
I believe this is a great video to watch. The things he says not to do is what I tend to hear a lot, if not all the time, when I go to cons and see other books. I think the tips he gives should prove to be very helpful. I going to be tweaking my own when I tell people about this web comic. Last time I did, I did it to a large crowd and even I wasn't happy with it. So take a watch and I hope you pull some good stuff from it.
This is a style I been dieing to try out but still haven't had the time. So i though everyone out there might want to give it a shot.
This video is really interesting to see the process he did in order to animate some awesome screens in his video short. He also points out he isn't the best 3D modeler, Showing knowing at least the basics helps. You dont have to be a master in order to use 3D as a tool. enough talking check it out :)
So I ran across this video and it seems like good advice. I haven't been able to pick up any of the book my self...YET. I still think is something to check out. here is the video....
Also if you like he has a website up that you can also check out that has a few goodies on it.
So I ran across this video on face book. I watched the whole things and its pretty good. He even gives you a link to layout ideas. I would stick to the basic ones till you become good at using them. Remember its more about telling a clear story than being fancy about it.
The only thing I think I would do different than what he talks about is inking the characters before doing the back ground,but to each his own as long as it comes out right.
I think is is a very interesting video to watch by Adam Hughes (along with several others) He gives some insight on how to do shinny fabrics with copic markers. Something I wish I had my self. soon .. soon. Anyway take a look :)
This video is done by a very talented artist named Reid Southen Aka Rahll on DeviantART. It shows a very interesting way to make it easier and faster to find the brush you want and/or looking for. As if that's not helpful enough he was kind enough to attach the brushes he uses.
GA - Geijutsuka Art Design Class MANGA
Ok this isn't a tutorial, brushes, or a how to video but I think this is a series worth checking out. Not only is the series very funny and enjoyable but they tend to talk about a lot of Different kinds of art . They talk about colors, art forms, techniques, even on some artists. As an artist that went though art school i can relate to a lot of feelings they had about doing assignments. Although I'm not saying you need to have done that to enjoy comedy and/or art side of this series.
The series that takes place at arts at Ayanoi High School. Kisaragi, Nodamiki, Kyoju, Tomokane and Namiko are classmates/ friends who have cute and funny adventures all while learning in the name of art! With each characters having such different personalities it makes for a great read,
I also understand there is an anime series on this, but i haven't been able to watch it yet. From what i hear its as funny as the manga. So when i done with the books, or even maybe before, I will be checking the anime out.
So if you have some time and need a good laugh. i would recommend picking up this book for the art talk and laughs.
ok so not everyone can get to a live Figure drawing class. Either lack of money, time, and/or just not in a location that has it. So if you want a site that is still setup like a class...... this is the site for you.
**Please note that they do use nude models both male and female on the site. **
Now its always way better if you can get your butt to a live class but if not, you make do with what you have.
The Starving Artist Gizmo