Greetings to all, I’ve been very busy and haven’t had the time to post in a while, but now I’m currently working on inking my drawings and coloring them using Adobe Photoshop CS6. I ink my drawings using ink pens and I add additional lines to add more detail to the art. Below you’ll see the progress of what I’ve been working on using Adobe Photoshop CS6 and how good your drawing’s can be when you have these good tools. Take note to even if you have Photoshop Elements 9 you can still get some of the same results because they have some of the same tools as CS6 just not all of them. The benefit of coloring you artwork in Photoshop is that you have room for error. You can always go back and fix a mistake that you made and also most Comic book company’s Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Top Cow, etc. all use Photoshop to add words and to add coloring to the comic. I will be having a tutorial using imaging with Photoshop on how to use Photoshop to color you artwork. Stay tuned!
Hey Everyone in this post I will telling you how to write your own comic strip and how it is usually organized. When it comes to scripts even when your talking about in movies, plays, dramas, TV shows, etc. you need too always start with your ideas and generate a plot. To be very honest just about all scripts are very similar just that the formats change a bit when dealing with Comics. Like with Comics your dealing with panels so you have to write what is happening , what’s being said, how the background/artwork will be, camera angle, and how big the panel will be. When I say Panel I’m talking about how big the box comic where you draw you scene in will be. Below is an example of a comic strip I made by using the comic script outline. You may use this as a reference and is copyright by brownscomicart.com. I will have an Artist too page about comic scripts coming soon.
Hey folks, as we advance with technology coding is growing and is the way we operate when it comes to computers. Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, etc. they’re all made with coding. Coding is also used in a lot of video games that we play on xboxOne, Playstation 4, App Store games, and PC gaming. There are game engines that use coding to create their video games Unity is one that uses coding for most of the programming. Unreal Engine 4 using coding in a way but most theirs is broken down into blueprints which we will talk about in a later post. Coding is also used to create Game Engines like Unity and Unreal Engine. Coding is something that takes some time to learn but their have a lot of free courses available out there to teach you how to code, with some even offering you a certificate in coding. Now here is the thing having a certificate in coding isn’t going to help you get a job unless you fully understand how to code and have to have projects like websites, games, apps, etc. showing proof you know how to code and that you got the certificate with your knowledge of understanding it. I will be creating a page in the artist tips page soon to talk more about coding and show you some of the projects I’m working with right now in coding. I will also be posting on twitter websites you can go to take free courses for coding.
Below is a picture from google showing you Unity 3D and as you can see its free software too you. Go check it out at madewith.unity.com
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…
- Friday: 1pm-7pm
- Saturday: 10am-7pm
- Sunday: 10am-5pm
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.*
Hope to see you’ll their!
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-
- Friday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
*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.*
Remembering Michael Turner-
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!