Disney’s Comics kit. Enjoy!

Learn to storybaord stuff the Simpsons way with this handy .pdf guide! http://courses.cs.washington.edu/courses/cse456/13su/resources/strybrd_the_simpsonsway.pdf

Learn to storybaord stuff the Simpsons way with this handy .pdf guide! http://courses.cs.washington.edu/courses/cse456/13su/resources/strybrd_the_simpsonsway.pdf

Jack Kirby drawing for 20 minutes! HE DOESN’T ERASE!!!

Make your own 3D images: one way to do it!

  • First off you’ll need a copy of Photoshop. (I’m using cS5, but this can be done in earlier releases of Photoshop)
  • Open your art file and save a duplicate file. This will be for your depth mask.
  • Now with your depth mask file you’re going to fill in the areas of your art on a grey scale.
  • White=closest to the viewer
  • Black=farthest away from the view
  • See the above image for an example of my depth mask file
  • after you’ve filled in your depth mask file, flatten it (Layer>Flatten Image) and save
  • you now have 2 separate art files. Your original and your depth mask.
  • Open your original art file and open the Channels
  • Select the red channel however make sure your other channels are visible (click the little ‘eye’ icon on the rgb channel layer if they’re not)
  • Filter>Distort>Displace
  • horizontal scale is -2, vertical scale 0
  • displacement map: stretch to fit
  • undefined areas: Wrap around
  • Hit ‘OK’
  • Choose your depthmask art file and press ‘OK’
  • Now click on your Green channel and repeat the above process
  • instead of a horizontal scale of -2 make this one 4 (not -4)

Finished!

Keep in mind this is what works for me. Don’t be afraid to play around with the horizontal scales and most important of all: have fun dammit!

The above image is from my comic: http://www.mushfacecomics.com




Something dumb I made. Up next I’m going to make a tutorial on how to make your own 3D images!!

"I don’t think every artist in comics should be emulating any one particular style. They should all do what works for them." - Erik Larsen
Understanding Light- a tutorial at http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tutorials/light01.htm
4 parts and really well put together!

Understanding Light- a tutorial at http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tutorials/light01.htm

4 parts and really well put together!

Sorry about the poor quality but this is all I could find on Art Adam’s guide to texture drawing. I’d strongly recommend picking up Wizard’s How to Draw book. It’s great reference and has a bunch of industry pros giving away their secret recipes

http://www.amazon.com/How-Draw-Best-Basic-Training/dp/0976287404

Color facts anyone?

Color facts anyone?

Pose Maniacs is a site with some really great references. Go there and practice up on some really cool muscle drawings in different poses. You can even rotate the poses in browser! neat! http://www.posemaniacs.com