Final Words – Becoming a real artist

17 Responses to “Final Words – Becoming a real artist”

  1. Rachel B. April 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    I am really a beginner, and this pack of videos really helped me out. I started with a practice page so I knew the process and made little notes to myself. I will come back to these videos if I need inspiration or a good tip. Thank you so much!

    • Palle Schmidt April 18, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      Sounds like you have a good solution there, Rachel!

      I would add one “con” though: Resolution. I’m sure the images get pixelated, if you blow them up or try to print them, right? Which also means the level of detail and fine lines on the art is limited.

      I love drawing on the iPad for the very reasons you give, but it has a very limited scope as of yet.

      Thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. Radu Mihai Chiruţă May 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    Thanks for all those great videos! they’ve been ( are) very helpful to me!

  3. Radu Mihai Chiruţă May 30, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Hi, Palle, I’ve got a question. Do you find necessary teasers for comics? you know, like a slow, not so very fluent animation using the most relevant 8 panels in Premiere pro or such programs? would this be good publicity for your comic?

    • Palle Schmidt June 4, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Radu,

      I don’t know that it’s NECESSARY, but I do believe it can be helpful in promoting your book! I actually got a trailer made for The Devil’s Concubin, which you can find at But before you sink time and effort (maybe even a lot of money!) into producing a trailer, focus on making the story as good as you can 🙂 And stay tuned for the next podcast, where I go through the 8 steps of what I would do if I was starting in comics today – I have some PR tips in there as well.

      Thanks for your valid question!


  4. Radu Mihai Chiruţă June 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I see. Your trailer is really cool ! thanks for this piece of advice! I’ll be considering it!

  5. Lawrence Field October 20, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Hi Palle

    I have just reached your ‘final words’ and the end of your training videos, and want to express my appreciation of your taking the trouble to produce this material and make it available for a modest price.

    Not only are both the content and production values really good, but I have particularly been struck by the quality you personally bring to the series—very down to earth and genuine, very helpful, very generous sharing of your knowledge and experiences (in this blog as well), occasionally bemused sense of humour. With your obvious talent, you could have lauded it over your audience, but you don’t at all.

    Alongside a lifelong interest in art, my ‘game’ here in Australia is education and training, and this series is exemplary in those areas. Many thanks!! Now I’m inspired to try and apply some of what you cover.

    • Palle Schmidt October 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Lawrence! I was aiming for honesty and down-to-earth – Glad I hit the mark!

      I especially appreciate the fact that you made it all the way to the end and still liked it! Ha ha. Glad you found it reasonably priced too!

      Thanks again.


  6. Patrick January 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Thanks for creating these videos Palle. I really enjoyed the quality and the animation you put into them. There is a lot of great advice in these videos and I plan on re-watching them in the future for further inspiration.

    • Palle Schmidt January 17, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks a lot, Patrick!

      I wanted this last video to be different as it touches less on the actual craft and getting away from the drawing table. Hopefully it still brings a ton of value.

      I’m still learning new things about networking, social media and the inner workings of the industry (in the US, mostly). And the inner workings of creatives! I will continue to blog and do podcasts and videos whenever I feel there’s something for all of us to learn.

      Thanks again!

  7. Louis S Carrozzi November 13, 2015 at 4:51 am #

    Just finished your video series (for now).

    Great stuff, thank you for taking the time to make all these! It was worth the $40. =)

    Peace! – louis

  8. Oyovwevotu February 14, 2016 at 2:52 am #

    I honestly can’t thank you enough, its veterans like you in this business that help the comic book process along.
    Thank you!

    • Palle Schmidt February 14, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      Thank YOU! You made it through all ten videos! I know there’s a lot of information to process but as you know, you can always go back and watch any episode again. And I try to answer any questions in these comments. Of course you yourself have to do the heavy lifting but hopefully this program has given you some guidance. Thanks again!

  9. BEN DEL VALLE March 26, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    Hello Mr. Palle Schmidt, I have enjoyed your video collection for as long as you have made them available and they are as informative, creative , and helpful as no other video series on comics out there , hands down . Thank you very much .

    Loyal Fan,
    Ben Del Valle


    • Palle Schmidt March 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks a lot, Ben! Appreciate it. Congrats and best of luck with your book!

  10. Ian Su April 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    This set of videos really helped me out with my work, Mr. Schmidt! Very inspiring, very incredible.
    But what do I do when I feel like my story is not good enough? I’ve worked so hard on this comic I’m making, and have given up on so many other comic works, I’m not sure if I want to give up on this one. What can I do? Can you help me out?

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