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Tag: Artist Tips

Pages updated using Next Gen Gallery

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Just a quick update for all my subscribers I have been in the process of making Brownscomicart more organized and easier to access. So if you check some of my pages like the Art Galleries pages I have a nice slideshow that shows all my art and it gives you the option to select the pictures you want to open instead of having to view or scroll down to see the type of art your looking for. I am currently using the plugin called next gen which I’m to organize my art and make professional art galleries with it. So check it out I mentioned NextGen gallery in a post before and the benefits for using the plugin and I will soon be posting it in my artist tips page. Thank you for Reading and also follow me on all my updated social media tags to the right. I have more coming on the way. 

Gabby Douglas

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Always keep your Art in a Safe place.

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Wild Woman(Portrait)

This is a drawing I did back in 2011 right after I graduated from high school in the year of 2011. I didn’t use no reference I just drew how I was feeling and used a lot of my imagination as this is my own made up character. Her name is Wild Woman and I will also be posting a regular cartoon drawing of her. But as I’ve mentioned before in earlier post we always improve our drawings over the years and sometimes were able to come up with new ideas for our projects. Never throw away your old art work, keep and and always make a photocopy and try to store it in plastic dividers to keep the drawing in tact. Remember the lead starts to go away after a period of time so its very important to take care of your art and to have copies of your art for back up. 

Also, your art can be a reminder and can be a good influence for new upcoming young artist or for anyone trying to become an artist today. Sometimes when we first start were like “man I’m never gonna as good as that artist”. But as you see it takes time and a lot of practice. As an artist I’m determined to help others in improving there art skills and offering tips on what to do to become the best artist you can be. One thing I can say and this is very true, always come up with your own style of Art, never try to copy another artist style. There are many reasons why me and other artist say that but to sum it all up you want someone to see how good of an artist you are and that’s what your trying to portray to the world. 

As always I will keep you all updated on whats new and coming to BrownsComicArt and if you haven’t already check out some of my other pages as I have updated a lot of them including my art galleries. I’m using a very good plug-in which I will be talking about in a later post. I’d like to thank you all for reading and follow me on all my social media sites to the right for more updates as well as content that I post only on my other social media sites. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates.

 

Receipts! Why so Important?

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Receipts, we all are familiar with how receipts work. For the most part everytime we make a purchase we receive a receipt for our purchase. But as most of us know we need the receipt as a way of insurance purposes. I myself have found receipts useful when I’ve had merchandise I’ve sent back and either the mail carrier or person in charge of sending it back had mishandled the merchandise which without the receipt would have been hard for me to do. I had the receipt and was told that it was fine as long as I had the receipt saying I did my part the company couldn’t fine me for it. To make a long story short the merchandise was found and returned and I wasn’t fined but I had to call around because I was told it was missing in transit. So always for your protection keep your receipt.

As well as when in the business field always make sure to give your client/customer a receipt for all work done. And always keep yourself a copy because you never know what may happen. Stores give receipt so that you can’t be stopped and so it can show proof that you purchased your food/product. I learned in business that receipts not only are extra insurance for you but also is more professional for you.

I’ve seen businesses get under fire because workers wouldn’t give a receipt. Unless the consumer tells you they dont want the receipt, always give a receipt. Receipts are very important and should always be considered as a necessity. I will be posting an Artist Tip soon on some of the necessities you should have while running a business. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts!

Art Supplies from Plaza Art

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Here’s just another short clip if some art supplies purchased from the art store. It’s a short video and a few pictures showing the supplies separated. Coming soon I will have more short videos on my artist tip page showing how to use these tools while creating a piece of artwork. More clips coming on Twitter and Instagram please follow!

Drawing Pencils
Tortillons
Pencil Sharpener&Eraser
Ink Pens

Plaza Art Store(DMV Area)

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Greetings everybody, this is just a brief post on Plaza Art for all artist that are trying to stay on budget while shopping for art supplies. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post before as well as in my artist tips page but I highly recommend this store because they sell great quality art supplies for such a good price(Plus with great discounts). If your looking for art pencils, drawing paper, Paint, etc, Plaza art is the place to go. They sell their products for the best price compared to other art stores like Joann’s, Michael’s, etc.  Unlike Michaels, Plaza art lets you sample most of the drawing pencils, ink pens, paint brushes, erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc. I will be adding the locations as well as pictures to the Plaza Art Stores to the artist tips page soon. To read more on stores that sale art supplies check out my artist tips page here.  Below are a few pictures I took of the Plaza Art store just to give you an idea of some of the great tools they carry. Enjoy my friends!

Plaza Art
Plaza Art
Plaza Art Store
Plaza Art Store

How to write a Comic Script?

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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.

Weather Talk Comics(Evacuation)week 1

Weather Talk Comics Page 1
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What Paper do you use to make Comics?

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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 Paper

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comic Art Board Paper

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strathmore Comic Art Board Paper Cover

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.

Art Tip Tutorials coming soon!

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Welcome Viewers,

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.

What is Rendering? Why is it important?

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As you have seen from my post as well as my art galleries I render a lot using computer programs called DazStudio and currently trying out Poser Pro 11. What is Rendering? Rendering is the process taking your 3D scene and converting it into a 2D image or animation. So far I’ve used DazStudio and they have great rendering tools where it takes your image and you can render in 1440 HD pixels. Iray in Daz Studio is a very good tool when rendering your final image. It’s your choice on how great a quality you want your image too look like. Soon on my artist tips page I will have  a journal on how to render in full HD in DazStudio. Poser updates will come later as I learn to use the program a little more. Below are more Renders I’ve been doing in DazStudio.

Browns Model Pose
Browns Model Pose

 

Browns Model Pose 4
Browns Model Pose 4