Sometimes negative thinking is a good idea! Especially if you’re designing a very dark piece of art, focusing on the highlights rather than blacks can be useful. In this little video I demonstrate how I transform a black piece of … Continue reading
Coloring digitally in Photoshop or Manga Studio can save you some time and grief, and it is pretty easy to learn. Here are a few pro tips to make it even easier! Start with the background color and the general … Continue reading
I’ve just finished my work on the monthly book from BOOM!, Thomas Alsop. This video is about some of the lessons I learned working on that book – hopefully there is some value in it for you too!
Here is a little trick to get the job done faster, if you’re trying to draw a leather jacket. It works on other things as well! There is an Amazon link in the resources section to the acrylic markers shown … Continue reading
A time-lapse video of me painting a page of Thomas Alsop from BOOM! Studios. Hopefully some helpful tips here. More on the book at thomasalsop.com Related videos: Sketching a page of Thomas Alsop
When you’re making comics as painted art, getting the borders and balloons nice and black can be tricky. I found a workaround that I share in this quick tip.
Do your comics panels lie flat on the page? Struggle to make your characters more dynamic and your backgrounds more authentic? Here are 5 quick tips to making your comics come alive! 1. Wind Yes, wind! We often forget the weather … Continue reading
Bland. That’s how I would describe this face. I obvouiusly drew it like that on purpose to make a point. But without really changing the expression of the character, I can easily make it more interesting to look at, by … Continue reading
Do you have to draw backgrounds on every panel? The short answer is no. If you start with a good establishing shot and learn these 5 hacks, you can get away with very little background drawing! 1: Structure If you … Continue reading