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Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0) Art submissions: just in case you've had enough comic art, and desperately want to. Comic Art Reference – Strike A Pose Super great reference sheet by artist Warren Louw on striking A pose. The female figures used are exaggerated . Unmissable advice on how to frame your art starts on page mention the cover art and workshop from Aly Fell, an ImagineFX . solve: should he be a comic.

For this kind of combined ligh ct on Lets look at how adding each one of these its good practice to keep eac h effe l each effects drives the image closer to our its own layer.

Youll be able to dia elop a n, and dev desired result. Step-by-step: Creating angelic backlight 1 Heres my basic line drawing and colouring. The value range I employ the same brush to isnt yet all the way up to the dust light around the edges white point: I want to have of her form. The end result is somewhere to dial things up called colour corona, and to!

Ive also darkened around gives a sense of brightness the edges of her hair, which is to the figure. Im still not up mostly where Ill be using the to pure white yet, but already colour corona effect later on the feeling of the image has in my painting process. Dont outline added crepuscular rays, but everything evenly, but instead with the colour layers turned think about where a light off.

Its clear that this type source behind the figure will of lighting can also work break through most. I hit those independently of colour, areas with a bit of airbrushed and can be applied to toned glow. This was meant to save me vampire and a homicidal book editor. Archie being the exception. Archie because everything has to look drawing on acetate with a crow quill. Done To Death. I can pick a colour with a click instead of washing my paintbrush and mixing the colour on a palette every time.

Digital is freeing to me. For instance.

There are no physical barriers to worry about. All Saga decisions are made by both of us. I try to have their appearance reflect their circumstances. The last story arc saw the family separated.

Fiona Staples is the artist behind Saga. I can paint white-on-black as easily as black-on-white. Saga is drawn digitally using Photoshop and Manga Studio. Mystery Society came along and off to one of the big boys in the market. Hazel is growing up fast. You see it everywhere there. US Tara works on a sustainable-living farm in Redmond. If you thought they were looking at his paw was bad.

I drew this when I returned home from holiday there. This is another one for the odd art blog. I just feel like sometimes. I imagined the feeling of being laid out in the snow and just how cold it must feel.

This is the second piece in my personal project for illustrating parts of the Odyssey. I tried to transform it into something else. I love depicting stories.

App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Try out a digital edition for FREE today! Julian is a freelance starting to draw. Argentina a purpose. This is the time to let the ideas flow. Julian Totino more than just picking a most times. There are a few things you have to keep image should have a clear and readable proven to be successful for years. C reating a cover. It must be eye-catching. Google is the obvious tool for this.


Doodling has this retroactive effect. I draw everything I think could work. In this case. I can do a couple of sketches that would fit much better. Now that I know exactly what space is available. Then I create a file in Photoshop the size of the published art and start cleaning and painting the sketches.

I would have worked the composition in a different way. This is the most important part of a cover. Another important thing is to ask your editor Copy all what space the title and credits on the cover will take. I set the values according the needs of the image. Workshops 3 Polishing your doodles I choose two or three doodles.

I start with the elements to the image just for this purpose. You can even add 5 Drawing the cover Once the editor selects a sketch. I use it. I work with pencils on an 11xinch sheet of Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface paper. I finish it with a mechanical pencil. This means that you can and should choose to play with the elements of the cover in the way you want or need to.

I clean my pencils. Select the little bit — I like some roughness and texture in my work. I will just remove some three scanned files. I just like to keep my 8 Editing the pencil art Once I have the files all merged and the image completed. The texture adds a nice organic touch. Although I work in RGB. Great organic feel. Workshops 10 The initial kick I set the pencil layer to Multiply blending mode.

I did this texture in acrylics and scanned it. I set the layer opacity to around 40 per cent. For this I use a few adjustment contrast as it moves away from the focal point.

I create layers constantly. I use a soft textured eraser to correct and fade my strokes when needed. Notice how the image loses general tones a bit darker. I open the file in Painter and blend to make it brighter I need to make the background and some parts of the image with a tool called Blender. Along with the brush.

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In depth Superhero cover 11 Starting to paint I start blocking the darker shadows using a brush made by Kyle T. Once everything is done. This brush is not completely opaque. But wide range of skill sets and styles. Using a light colour and colour scheme down. I create a sketch finished lines. So using SketchBook. This was my first discover her. I lower the Opacity of the existing layer.

It gives me an idea of how create a new layer on top of that. US often several times a month. This workshop reveals Tank Girl. Alan Martin on a few Tank Girl stories. Twenty years later her on the cover. I select an Airbrush tool on a very low final line work.

I break the certain parts of the the lines. Let them shine! Play around using fat. I create a new layer under a notch. I lower the Opacity of my current layer and drawing up using separate layers. I use a modified Pencil tool and a darker to edit colours and add depth in the colouring stage.

Then holding down either Cmd Mac or Ctrl over the lines. Used for rough sketching and layouts. By setting the layer to Multiply it the colour layer. Then I add shadows. This makes it much easier artwork stand out. I then colour solid colour. If there were other characters or elements I would usually place them on their own layer as well.

A good variety of weights and styles is sure to keep the viewer interested. In this and others fall back. I try to not go too crazy. Using a different palette helps if effect of deselecting the shadows. With an Airbrush tool on there are elements in the background that I want to stand a low Opacity level and using the colour of each area that out.

I find that making the background lines lighter colours from different parts of the for airbrushing, which helps to add even more depth. I know it sounds corny but having fun while you work is the most important thing. I find that being in a good mood colouring process. The ability to play new layer set to Multiply. And there you have it: US artist would direct, shoot, certain story beats, and whether or not a bouncing ideas around. Lewis is a act, design the costumes, make the props scene is peaceful, full of dramatic tension, Using Bloodshot issue 25 as an comic book and do the VFX.

The amount of control or dominated by crazy action. The second panel are relatively small compared to the big fourth panel on page 12 of the issue, where Stalker Dog soldiers fire where the Stalker Dog soldiers burst into the room away at Bloodshot, was easy to identify in the script as and attack the main characters. Those first three the most exciting panel on that page, so it was drawn panels were all about building up to the fourth to dominate the page.

The first panel and last panel are explosive panel. Tension and release. I chose a low angle in action. Bombs about to trample the reader and explode around him. A number of leap off the page.

Tilting the camera dead fighters and ruined hardware at makes it dynamic and enhances the his feet. As a rule, I only use them to heighten excitement, particularly in action scenes.

Care should be taken so that the storytelling remains clear, arranging the panels so they flow into each other instead of confusing the reader. Compare these two pages: The calm before the storm. Be sure the shape of the panel complements the composition within.

The mood is calm and quiet. If you break the border. Gotta have one. I like having both options for corrections.

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This page uses quick cut panels to enhance the Z reading pattern. Used four. Microns are wonderful for the way they respond to the paper. Hold the pencil as far away from the tip as possible for faster. I usually use an 03 and an for all my rendering and a 1 to fill in larger black areas. Be bold! Kneaded erasers can change shape. A leadholder sharpener. Some whiteout is handy — I prefer whiteout pens.

This page Second. Nothing fancy. I decided to have page.


I opted to go with a simple grid panel layout and kept the camera position relatively stationary. This is a great quartered to the proportions of the final drawing board. I also progression of action from panel to panel. A full-length mirror set up next to your drawing desk. Pay attention to body language and facial expressions.

Be careful. No crazy angles. Keeping track of the progression of damage from panel to panel and page to page gives added weight to the consequences of the violence taking place. For the action scene. For the second scene. His wife cradles him in her arms. The static camera position makes the between-the-panels action nice and clear.

The second scene is relatively quiet. The first is full of action two panels depicting a badly wounded Bloodshot gunning down a Stalker Dog soldier before finally collapsing. I kept the camera position relatively static to better emphasise the before and after action in this very busy scene. I was free to move the camera around to focus on each of their facial expressions. A real sense of danger and. At the bottom. The big window door the Stalker Dogs burst through.

This page uses smaller vertical panels at the top to illustrate a quick. It was important that the layout of the kitchen was drawn up prior to choreographing the action for the sake of consistency and therefore believability. Vary panel sizes. It gives more villains. This often happens to be will be in black-and-white. Swamp Thing. This piece is made to be Being asked to make them darker and sheet before inking. To show this technical pens. Long ago. Microns tend to be what I use Ezio.

Now was most drawn to at first. The following pages will give time period. I cleaning up afterwards and they also have illustrations. Most of my detailed works are For me. I used Rapidograph you a better look into my ink work.

I want to do it in and required a lot of cleaning. Because these are small black simply. I focus on adding more details.

I add a couple of bloody bigger shapes. Sometimes I do smaller approved.

I start up to the collar section. Having a pencil drawing with a strong structure will help me to focus on the inking process. Micron brush pen. I have a piece of scrap paper that my inking hand rests on. I use different ink textures to shade and build the shadows.

I move into more of the line work and ink textures. I do this to add dark shadows to. My lines curve a solid black. I use lines to create the shadows. I decide that the blood will look best as contrast. I continue to render the hands around the surface and toward the light source most of the with line work. The idea is to have the black been done with a black fill. Some wavy lines imply the sense of wind. I also add numerous cracks done with the smallest size Micron.

This type of detail work. Underneath the statue. I ink the solid black first. At the top I ink thicker lines with clean up some of the pencil marks. Because this will require very tight and precise inking.

I break out the brush and ink. I draw thinner lines that begin stains on the drawing! I want to give under the statue. I call the ink drawing complete. If my hands are bleeding. I use the cleaner eraser very carefully. As I did in the darker shadow down a bit. I let mechanical cross-hatching pattern. For big fills. I want But to make them pop out more I decide to heavily ink the my hand to be warmed up. I want it to appear flat the drawing sit for a while.

I decide to add a similar texture to the his face a very dark and rough look. Wales version 4. I tend to do roughs very small. I can use the wand for a clean selection without having to first select the flats layer.

I still tend to do these by hand but they are very rough and just a guide for composition. When resizing I have the the same width.

Many tools can be customised in this way: I also have an eyedropper that will refer only to the current layer. This will avoid any distortion to blue. I put a lot of work in here — I want the drawings to staircase.

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I always set my line art layers to greyscale and just tick the black box. I then add a two-point-perspective ruler to work out the them back. Take note of all the little handles on the ruler lines: I start to refine each of in panel one. Holding Shift when moving vanishing This is definitely the most time-consuming part of the job!

Instead of going for two medium Next I tighten and refine. The next page has the two characters sitting on top of a roof chatting.

Having the layer set up like this means that whatever colour you have. There are also little diamond shapes near each line. I start off very loose and gestural. I work and clicking these will stop your tools snapping to that CSP soft airbrush. Using a bright saturated colour I can now pick out some glow You should always try to break things up into foreground. I start off loose and re-paste them in. What can also happen is that 10 Colour flats Here I separate all the main forms.

This with my marker brush. You can find tons of textures online but it can be good to make your own. A page of watercolour paper with a good tooth and some very abstract washes with inks and watercolour can make some great textures. I start off with some low-opacity gradient — you can just pick important to ensure that all of the tools you use — wand.

I make a selection around the bits I want. You you add a bit of a glow to a strip light or some kind of future tech! As with drawing. To focus on the two figures in the mid-ground. I import the texture and set that layer to Overlay blending mode. It will give you a full process is rarely simple.

But the cover also enables me to paint an image that satisfies media. You must at another established character: In Photoshop. I develop eight black-and-white thumbnails. Once that ball to go for. A perfect canvas. I often begin by was rolling. I usually researching their entire history. In the case of Tintin it was understanding that pen. Canada as a strong composition with of interpreting the figure in a way that working up the image with traditional an interesting palette.

His personal work has appeared in galleries in the US and Europe. They serve to help make quick selections on Castell Schwarz Black and begin drawing proper. I want to solidify my blacks. I develop these with numerous same level of detail throughout the image. Along different elements of the image that I might want to isolate with articulating the details. Mayan Cave and Airplane Escape. I try to be as economical as I can at this point.

Once the basic shapes are down. I switch to a Faber. One usual pitfall is to render the texture and frayed the figures and elements. So I concentrate on traditional quality. Despite all the tips to give a Multiply layers. Curves and so on. In a Normal layer to add some specular highlights to the sculpture. I decide that a can be helpful. I go in over the top of vary the look or enhance the inherent grit of the paper. So I begin Using a gradient map adjustment layer and careful layer masking.

I place two textures from a grunge set with reduced Opacity over the top of the sculpture layers. Channel Mixer. I begin painting out reintroducing textures over the top of different layers to the glow from the flames on the affected stones behind Tintin. I try introducing more destructive adjustments original Gradient Map — the main goal being to find a to the image.

I then apply a texture Overlay layer with a low Opacity. It the warmth intact. Experimenting I decide that the foreground elements need to be further in most with my covers. I save often and Monge comparison to traditional of painting. Canada media. This time. I use masks. This will lot. The main advantage is simplicity and what your picture is telling you. Take time to name sketch him in various poses from different angles. My settings are using traditional methods.

This is the starting point. Jean-Baptiste countless possibilities in much more control over several aspects blending modes. I clean up the paper sketch. To set the mood. I doodle a Colour. He knowing when to stop. I fix a few imperfections in Photoshop. The only problem is quite simple. I have reduced the render in almost the same way I would do 3D character watercolour or acrylic paints. But you have and gradients a lot and. You can the Smudge tool. Jean-Baptiste of use and the option to undo mistakes at which are by far the most important Recreating Hellboy.

I set the Down ling colours. I duplicate the layer and change the main light. I often use the Smudge tool. On a third layer I add light on the skin by following the colour defined in my Wacom styl a yellow gradient in Subtract mode.

Hellboy already has a colour scheme. This is handy by Sam Nielson. It gives a nice gouache effect. I use it as I would your lighting angle by making selections with the Lasso tool. Opt for samp ht-click Up is set to rig mode. I start to visualise where will be illuminated! The darker the Opacity. Here things are simpler: I want to go with the colours. Usually it takes me about and think seriously about the light.

I find some and barely touch the purple hues so as not to draw too much attention to them. Going online. I add detail to the skin and set the angle of strengthen the silhouette. I start to detail the skulls and choose to stay in blue. I keep working on the character. I often fill areas a primer in traditional painting. I apply a soft textured natural feel.

I add flames on a dark background. I work on the lines of the process.

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After one final review. I try a version with full horns. I check that the dimensions of the picture fit Photoshop. To correct this. By overworking some details. I keep adding detail to the picture. Hellboy is ready. I power — and you can a turquoise-blue layer. Then I convert to greyscale to check if my values are Stepping back like this is necessary to restore the punchiness of the first draft.

It warms up the tail and few details of the silhouette that I lost along the way. Using Lighten and Soft Light blending modes. Above this layer I add a radial gradient to I give detail to the metal areas. I trace a few tentacles with the Lasso to add some nose. I sharpen the face and gun on a flattened layer using like using the pressure on my stylus.

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