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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #31 on: 09 December, 2011, 09:32:57 pm »
Really thorough videos of david yardin creating a comic book page. Its great because he talks through every step from drawing roughs to traditional inking.

http://www.youtube.com/user/davidyardin#p/a/DE81966BEAF9B6FA/0/P-wIdaWSqTE

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #32 on: 09 December, 2011, 09:35:33 pm »
Cool. Cheers fellas
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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #33 on: 01 March, 2012, 09:25:01 am »
Indie graphic novel author Grant Chastain (Corrective Measures) did an "Ask Me Anything" on reddit earlier today which may be useful to some.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/qccso/iama_indie_graphic_novel_author_slowly_going/

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #34 on: 18 September, 2012, 05:59:54 pm »
There seem to be some dead links (to 2000AD forum) in the first post.
With simple link manipulation I was able to get to the General Writing thread (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,25779.0.html) and I'd assume the rest can be corrected likewise!

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #35 on: 14 December, 2013, 07:59:28 pm »

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #36 on: 09 February, 2015, 07:46:20 pm »
I did a few tweets on handling drawing a crowd in perspective. Might be useful.

https://storify.com/scottmarshall/drawing-crowd-scenes-by-paul-j-holden
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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #37 on: 10 September, 2015, 11:07:09 am »
Having a rough time working out how to blend Markers properly but this is a great little tutorial that helped a lot.

http://youtu.be/I9eB8cKu5qk

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #38 on: 19 March, 2016, 03:22:12 pm »
Alright guys can I ask for some advice? Whats the best digital lettering starter kit, at a relatively low price. I considered using Abode Illustrator as per Jim's other thread (sticky above this one actually) but apparently it's about £15 a month and as a starting point that's too steep for me.

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #39 on: 19 March, 2016, 08:17:44 pm »
Manga Studio (now Clip Paint Studio) has fixed some of it's more egregious text handling features so can now be used for lettering, but if you want to work as a pro level letterer you'll need illustrator (or high end equiv)

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #40 on: 19 March, 2016, 08:39:27 pm »
I'm afraid the bar to entry for lettering is quite high — there's no special reason why Illustrator should have high-level typographic controls that are missing from cheaper software, but it's generally true. There are people lettering at pro-level using CorelDraw, and small press/indy guys using share/freeware like Inkscape. As PJ notes, MangaStudio/ClipStudio has recently updated its text handling — it's better, but it's still not great.

The most credible Illustrator alternative right now, for my money, is Affinity Designer from Serif. Designer is (I'm afraid) Mac-only right now, but Serif have announced that a Windows version is a high priority with a public beta due "in the summer". I'd assume the Windows version would be the same price as the Mac — £40 for a perpetual license, free updates guaranteed for at least one year.

(Affinity Photo is an equally credible Photoshop contender, BTW, and well worth a look. The quality of both these packages makes me very hopeful for the their DTP package — Affinity Publisher — which is due by the end of 2016…)

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #41 on: 10 July, 2016, 11:34:00 am »
I found this video this morning while browsing Deviant Art. It's an hour long but it talks about gestural figure drawing and touches on storytelling.
For me figure drawing is a real discipline and hard to master, but is essential for sequential art. Within the first 20 minutes when he draws a gesture the penny dropped :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsxBiylAMNM

I hope you good folks find it as entertaining and instructional as I did

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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #42 on: 10 July, 2016, 03:40:18 pm »
Might also be worth noting that Affinity Designer is now at Beta stage for windows...  ;)   https://affinity.serif.com/forum/index.php?/topic/21537-affinity-designer-on-windows-1504/


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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #43 on: 23 September, 2016, 09:54:02 am »
PERSPECTIVE MAGIC!

http://makezine.com/2016/09/22/quick-tip-perspective-drawing-with-string-and-a-paper-clip/

I'm assuming elasticated string, and I think it's been kept in place with some scotch magic tape or something.

Gonna try this as soon as I find some elasticated string!
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Re: Tutorials and Tips Megathread
« Reply #44 on: 23 September, 2016, 11:04:31 am »
Saw this on Facebook yesterday PJ and instantly saved video. Same as you I instantly wanted to try this out. thinking why the hell didn't I ever think of this before!!  ::)