As most of us see this year is already passing by very fast and I know you’ve already seen the dates posted for the Awesome Con that is this year as well. Well following that of course is another event I plan to go to and would like to see everyone else their too is the Baltimore Comic Con 2017. This years Con is said to be the biggest and best one yet featuring a lot of guest like Frank Cho, Neal Adams, Joel Adams, etc. The dates of the Baltimore Comic Con are September 22-24, 2017 with times as follows…
Location is The Baltimore Convention Center Pratt and Howard Street Lobby. I will continue too update everyone via twitter on events taking place at the Con. I will also be trying to attend it myself and if I do I will post the photos/videos of what took place at the Con.Below are photos of previous Baltimore Comic Cons. These are not my pictures these are from google images. *I do not own these pictures.*
iClone some of you all may be familiar with it and if you that’s good but for those that don’t know iClone is a program that allows you to create a character that with the right upgrade you can import your character to the unity or unreal game engine. It is a long process and is difficult and I’m still experimenting with iClone Character creator and iClone 6 Pro. Their is a difference between the iClone Character creator and iClone 6 Pro. Character creator is where you actually create the character and add features too them like tattoos, clothes, make them muscular, male or female, etc. So below you can see some work in progress I’m watching and writing down a lot of tutorials to help me out with this project. Current status below….#workinprogress
*These are not my images, all pictures above are from Google images and reasullion.*
Awesome Con! Are you going? Well, I hope the answer is yes because if not your gonna miss out the Awesome Con just gets better every year . The dates of the Awesome Con will be June 16-18th. Time will be as follow-
*FYI Friday and Saturdays programs will run until 10:00pm.
I will make a page just the Awesome Con as well as all previous and future Comic Con I go too. I will also post pictures and videos from the last Awesome Con I went to a few years ago. Check it out as I will post pictures, videoes, write articles on how it was and what took place, etc. This is an event you don’t want too miss. Make sure too have your camera.
Check out the Awesome Con website here: www.awesome-con.com/
Michael Layne Turner was an American comic book artist known for his work on Witchblade, Fathom, Superman/Batman, Soulfire, and various covers for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He was also the president of the entertainment company Aspen MLT.Wikipedia.
Sadly on June 27, 2008 at the age of 37 from bone cancer. He was well known for for his Artwork in the DC Comics Superman/Batman which is one of my favorite DC Comics novels and was a top seller too. As seen below his art was fantastic in this book and the colorist was good too, just look below at the inside cover.
I can’t get over how he draws out the background in the city. He has done some work for work for Marvel and was hired by Marc Silvestri (Top Cow Productions) to do work for them too) in the comics Witchblade. Every piece of art was just brilliant too he made sure too include every detail into each of his drawings. Below is his Witchblade comics from Top Cow Productions and a photo of Michael Turner himself. I’ll will make post and will create a special page of famous comic book artist and their stories.
*All pictures are from Google images these are not my photos.*
Let’s start by answering the question, Yes social media is very helpful towards a business. In today’s time everyone uses social media and it’s going everyday. Take for example Facebook, it started out as a simple social media sites just to share post and status on what you may be doing. Now it’s blown up too an app that most people use everyday and is now with $58.6 billion and growing everyday. A lot of businesses use these social media apps too help promote themselves and too get their businesses known. As an artist and I’m pretty sure alot of artist use these social media sites too get their art out there so people can know what they do because once someone knows their going to go tell someone else and it just keeps spreading on and on. For a list of good Sites too help promote your social media art check out the artist tips page as I will make a page showing you good sites as well ans social media sites where it’ll help you get noticed and where people can see the creative art you can do. Look below and check out some of the most popular social media sites.
Comic Books, where to start, what paper do you use? Well, as most of you know the Comic book industry is very big and only growing. So Comic Art Board Paper is always on high demand and now you can almost find it in any arts & craft store. Comic Art Board paper is what many people/artist use to create professional comics on a big size paper known as A3 paper(a.k.a. 11×17 paper) which is very good quality paper for drawing and creating panels on. Artist use Comic Art Board Paper because it gives them a lot of space to work with as their trying to make space for the word bubble to go on. It’s easier to shrink a large 11×17 size paper to comic size format than to create a comic on legal size paper 8×11; although it can be done just better quality using 11×17 paper. Check below to see how the comic art board paper looks like and the different types of paper available. *(All pictures from google images. Not my Pictures.)*
Blank Comic Art Board Paper. As seen this type of paper is 11×17 and it does provide the bleed area but doesn’t provide a trim area and doesn’t have the extra dash to help tell you where you would crop your comic too for publishing.
As you see in this picture this Comic Art Board Paper you have bleed area and the trim area too help tell you the area you should try to stay in while drawing your comics. Check before purchasing what Comic Art Board Paper has these extra contents, not all paper has these contents.
This is how the Comic Art Board Paper looks when you go to purchase it in the store or online. This is the Comic Art Board I use it has the bleed area and trim area in it.
Check out the Artist tips page for more information on Comic Art Board Paper and stores you can purchase them from.
As some of you may of noticed I have updated my blog with a new design that should make it easier to find pages and to browse the site a lot easier. It’s a new design that’s still in progress and also I’m started to add more content to my pages and will soon create a membership page where anyone can become a member and upload any type of artwork they’d like. Right now with the membership it will be free of charge and you’ll be able to have your own page with your own gallery. All of this is still a work in progress as I’m still getting the tools needed to continue too upgrade the blog too make it better for my viewers. Thank you for continuing to watch my page. Galleries page has been updated! Enjoy!
Check out this article I’m writing on my artist tips page to explain the importance of copyright for artist. First, what is Copyright? Copyright: theexclusive right tomake copies, license,andotherwiseexploitaliterary,musical,orartisticwork,whetherprinted,audio,video,etc; Source-dictionary.com
Now in terms of copyright everyone has their own rules when it comes too copyright. Like in game development or in 3-D design software like Daz Studio you need an license from the company/owner in order to actually sell the product or character. Just like with Marvel/DC Comics you can use or draw their characters but could not sell them without consent from the company. This is very important because you never want anyone to be able too steal your hard work and claim it as theirs. And sometimes it easier too steal the work of independent artist then the more famous well known artist. So it’s something we all have too stay on top of for artist. Remember too always put a source of proof that the work is yours.Check out more forms of copyright on my artist tips page.
A very short video clip of my drawing I’m currently working on Jason from Friday 13th choking a sexy woman in the shower. I’ll post an update on twitter with the full drawing when completed. Let me know in my comments or by email if theirs something you’d like too see me draw. Thanks for viewing.
I’ve been pretty busy working on some new rendering in DazStudio 3D, trying to make comics using the tools offered in the program. And now as mentioned in the title I will be creating Artist Tutorials. Some of them will be done by drawing tutorials and the rest will be done through video tutorials as seen below. I’m still working to make the quality of the video better and making the volume better in more updated videos. All videos will be posted in the Artist tip Tutorials page. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for faster updates.