Acting in Comics

A place to learn, for people who draw words and write images.

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pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

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solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

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Comics, Illustration, and the Ethical Use of Swipe

colleendoran:

I wrote this post some time ago on how to ETHICALLY swipe. Using images you did not create, clippings, etc in a transformative and legal way. When I try to repost it to tumblr, the images and videos don’t show.image

So go HERE for the direct link on HOW TO SWIPE LIKE A PRO. An acquaintance of mine, a photo journalist, found his pics being used by a fine artist without credit or permission, so this came up again today.

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION
The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION

The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!

Norm

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le-mec:

In TVP Animation Pro, I use a tool called Freehand Line to do my fills. By clicking from point-to-point, I can define angular regions to be filled.

You can do something similar in Photoshop by holding down the ALT key with the lasso tool or using the Polygon Lasso tool, then using SHIFT+F5 to fill the selected region. Don’t forget to turn on antialiasing.

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hammpix:

Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.

As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.

I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.

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