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  08 August 2005
Comic book artist tutorials/videos?

any of the great comiccers ever create a drawing/shading/inking tutorial explaining how they get/got their own styles?
Only ones I've found that mediumly explain how they got their styles were christopher Hart and that one book from "how to draw the marvel way".

Also, I've thus far I've only seen one video of a guy drawing a manga character, does anybody have any other movies showing how people draw with a plain pencil?
Preferably american or realistic style.
 
  08 August 2005
There are some videos released which shows how famous comic book artists take a character from sketch to finished inks. Check with your local comic book shop. These videos show the execution of their work, but I doubt they get into how the artist's style was formed. To find that out, you'd have to hunt down interviews done with the artists published in one of the comic book-related magazines--they always ask questions like "Who were your main influences as an artist?"
 
  08 August 2005
Pick up a Wizard Magazine. at times they have a basic training section about there process or you can buy that ultra thick Basic training collected edition by Wizard. But most comic art stille use a strong fineart base and sense of drawing things.

You can check
http://www.antarctic-press.com/
they sell tutorial on cds and books on processes that they use.

Hope that this helps.
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  08 August 2005
Originally Posted by Lunatique: There are some videos released which shows how famous comic book artists take a character from sketch to finished inks. Check with your local comic book shop. These videos show the execution of their work, but I doubt they get into how the artist's style was formed. To find that out, you'd have to hunt down interviews done with the artists published in one of the comic book-related magazines--they always ask questions like "Who were your main influences as an artist?"


I did check, he didn't even have how to draw books :/
Do you perhaps have links of these videos on amazon.com or so?

And pushav,do they perhaps have those merchandise on amazon.com?

(can only order from that site I'm afraid.)


Also, thanks people for the answers so far, much appreciated
 
  08 August 2005
You might check out Draw! magazine for some drawing tutorials and techniques. I usually pick up a copy now and then from one of my local comic book stores. Also, one of the other artists I work with has a subscription and brings in his copy for us to check out sometimes.

This link has info about Draw! as well as some additional resources that you might want to look into...maybe some of them are also available thru Amazon.com (I didn't look).

http://www.actionplanet.com/

I've managed to pick up a few things from Amazon as well...for example, "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud, various books by Will Eisner, "Digital Prepress for Comic Books", "The Art of Comic Book Inking" and so on.

Do a search here on CGTalk and on Google and I'm pretty sure you'll find other recommended resources to help you out.

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  08 August 2005
There are a couple of sites i would go to learn basic theory:


http://www.scottmcdaniel.net/
http://groups.msn.com/travischarest


And I would buy this booK:
Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork by David Chelsea


Ill empost more as I find them
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  08 August 2005
Originally Posted by RobertoOrtiz: There are a couple of sites i would go to learn basic theory:


http://www.scottmcdaniel.net/
http://groups.msn.com/travischarest


And I would buy this booK:
Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork by David Chelsea


Ill empost more as I find them
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That draw! magazine only has 1 version on amazon, the collection issue, I'll see about ordering it later on.

That scott link is very usefull indeed, thanks for it.
The book was mentionned in comparance to how to draw the marvel way on amazon.com, what's the difference between the two besides one being more concentrated on perspectives?
 
  08 August 2005
I've read good things about this DVD:
Frazetta-Painting With Fire

I own a VHS tape called Stan Lee Invites You to Visit the Comic Book Greats: Sergio Aragones
I think it's from the series Lunatique mentioned, but it was made in 1991 and may no longer be available. It's more of a career overview than anything else.

Finally, I just picked up a few books from the DC Comics Guide to. . . series. I've got Penciling Comics, Inking Comics, and Coloring & Lettering comics. They're about $20 each and I like them a lot better than the Marvel book.

All these resources will give you advice about techniques and philosophy but it's up to you to find your own style. Look at what you're drawing now and what you feel most comfortable with. Do you like putting lots of detail in your work? Thick, confident lines or thin squiggly lines? Do you prefer curves or angles? Black & white or color? Most of all, draw as much as you can and you're bound to stumble across a look you like. Once you do, try to draw everything in that consistent style.

Hope that helps.
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  11 November 2005
I found "Artists on comic art" a good read. It's basically a book of interviews with various established comic artists from Jim Lee, to Dave McKean. Check it out:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=books&n=507846

Also, saw an ad in Wizard magazine a couple of months ago for a DVD set showing how Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen pencil and ink comics pages, here's the link:

http://www.tomnguyenart.com/

As has been said before though, the best thing you can do is practise , just keep drawing and drawing and soon enough your very own style will start to develop and show through. Good luck, and be sure to post some pieces along the way!
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  11 November 2005
antartic press as said above has stuff but mainly from them i find them haveing the how to color for comics best. its pretty extensive withphotoshop stuff. they do more of the teachings of manga style but i dont like the way tehy do it much.

most of the times artists usually direct you to anatomy books and pose books wich help alot.
if you go to j scott campbells site he talks about his techniques where he started and books he used.

also one good thing is to go to the comic book stores and pick up their sketch books. alot of times they have notes in them or the methods they use.
one really good one is the danger girl sketch book.

also other artists have sketchbooks like jim lee and marc silvestri.
also if you pick up certain comic books like fathom or others that are issue 1 or 0, have the perliminaries in them and sometimes a few pages.

sketch and draw magazines aren't bad just more of a showcase of pencils more than a technique.

i ould go to artists sites and sometimes their fansites bc one or the other have ifo on them.

also look at what artists you want to get info on b/c some have more than others.

oh yea the j scott campbell site has a drawing jam where he hosts and you can see some pics he works on and the steps he goes through. a whole thread about his techniques.
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  11 November 2005
I'm a big fan of Adam Hughes. His con sketches are some of the best I've ever seen. Here's a video of his progress. http://www.theanomaly.co.uk/?p=159
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