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Ratcreature: how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)...

Ratcreature: how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)...
brown_betty asked for examples "to illustrate the exactly how and why female comic characters are illustrated differently than the male." And I thought, really, what's better to illustrate these things than the books teaching the style in the first place? A while ago I posted some scans from Wizard How To Draw series on drawing female superheroes (here and here), and I thought I'd post a bunch more from the first book of the series on "How To Draw: Heroic Anatomy". As everything, it starts with the basics, i.e. proportions. The female example is similar, but slightly different, notice how he stands firm and straight, wheras she stands with her hips cocked a little and the leg thrust forward? Also notice in the direct torso comparison below, how the male one is ramrod straight, but she curves and leans just a little bit in the same pose? Now onwards to the chapter "Sultry Women". Next, Michael Turner explains "Sex Appeal".

POV-Ray - The Persistence of Vision Raytracer How to draw faces: female Here's a quick tutorial on how to draw a face. (Also see our male face tutorial). Please check out these tips before you read any further: Advertisement: (If you've done one of my tutorials before you don't have to check the tips again). I used Photoshop to draw this picture, but don't worry, it's the same on paper with a pencil and eraser. First you'll need a reference picture. You'll note the face is oval shaped. Here's the oval. Step 1. Step 2. Place the nose. Step 3. Tips: 1. 2. 3. Step 4. Step 5. Erase your guide lines and give your face a shape. Step 6. Step 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. Here's a quick process animation: Step 8. You have reached the end of this tutorial. Here's a hair tutorial that goes with this. About The Author: BarakiEl's favourite things to do include creating digital art, listening to music, playing computer games and spending time with her husband. Posted in: Art by BarakiEl on May 17, 2010 @ 11:57 am (248 Comments)

Heartfelt Calvin & Hobbes Documentary Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again What’s your favorite Calvin & Hobbes comic? You have one. Everyone has one: the Snow Goons, or the Transmogrifier, or Spaceman Spiff, or careening through the woods on that little red wagon. Rooted in filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder’s lifelong adoration of the strip, Dear Mr. Bill Watterson himself doesn’t appear in the documentary, but he doesn’t really need to. Watterson’s career also offers Schroeder a vehicle to explore the evolution and current state of comic strips. Photo courtesy DMW Press As a cultural artifact, Calvin & Hobbes is inseparable from its medium. But Calvin & Hobbes has neither waned along with newspapers, nor carved out a digital home alongside strips like Doonesbury. This last choice is among the most controversial of Watterson’s career, and one that’s set him at odds with many of his contemporaries.

Secret Belgian Binding Instructions The Secret Belgian Binding These instructions show you how to bind a book with an interesting pattern of weaving which laces the front and back covers to the spine. Included is the sewing of the text block (a set of four signatures) which is attached to the inside spine of the cover. The secret is in the weave of the cover and in attaching the text block. Hedi Kyle rediscovered this binding attributed to the Belgians and she solved the mystery of how to make it. The materials and tools needed are as follows: decorative paper to cover the mat board covers and spine colored waxed thread or embroidery cotton 16 sheets of text weight paper to make up the signatures a metal edged ruler Xacto knife and blades scissors pencil bone folder carpet thread sewing needles white glue brush for gluing masking tape 2 clothes clips an awl Secret Belgian Binding Instructions Cut two covers out of mat board 4x5-3/4", and one piece 5/8x5-3/4", for the spine. Questions or comments?

Copper - Step-by-Step After finishing up the pencils, tightening up the dialogue and any difficult-to-manage shapes (fine details) with the pencil, I use a 03 Staedtler Pigment Liner pen to letter the comic. Microns are also a good choice, although they tend to rub off a bit when erasing over the lines. I prefer to hand letter my pages because I like to have control over each image's composition in the drawing stage. Since dialogue takes up so much room in a panel, I treat the letters like images. I also like it for the more organic control over the volume and flow of the characters' dialogue. After the lettering is finished, I move on to the panel borders. The trusty old Hunt no. 102 Crow Quill nib pen. I began using the crow quill in middle school, when a guy at the local art store told me he was Rob Liefeld's friend, and that Liefeld used these babies to ink his pages. I make my way down the page from left to right, not necessarily in order, but in a way I can avoid running my drawing hand over the ink.

How do you create a product people want to buy? « Unicornfree with Amy Hoy: Creating And Selling Your Own Products Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Have you ever found yourself mired in this process? Come up with idea!Build idea!Put idea online… Wait for sales…… wait for sales…Double down and try to figure out “product-market fit”, in other words: Who wants to buy this? Over the years, I’ve watched countless friends & acquaintances get stuck in this process. If you do make it to Step 6, though, you come face to face with the high probability of Hidden Step 7: Give Up, wherein you struggle to find a repeatable source of sales… and can’t. Lots of strategies have come out to “fix” this process. Get you past Step 3: Ship The Damn Thing more often, faster (“Lean”)Hopefully carry you from Step 6: Flail to actual sales, instead of the nearly inevitable Step 7: Give Up (“Customer Development”) Oofta. The real trick is to bypass this process entirely Because the original “process” (such as it is, formed of unconscious wishes and unicorn spit) is not valid. In 30×500, Alex and I teach our students a better way.

The First Six Books! These are awesome! I love the style. And 'Cho the one that I want' is one of the very best puns I've ever heard. Bravo. (Deleted comment) That's not Hermione's cat. GODDAMN YOU KNISLEY I have no room left on my walls, and yet I want these. so very bad. Awesome, so are you! 桜の季節だし、地震でみんな京都に押し掛けているので、予約は早めにしないと。 When I get my own home there will be a room whose walls will be devoted to nothing but these posters. Fred's shirt on the fourth poster reminds me of that Family Guy scene where Peter has to kill a whole bunch of people on a plane, because he's the temporary grim reaper. "We like being alive, we like being alive. thats Cedric. These are astonishing and wonderful. Boobs and Showtunes! Amazing, I am floored at how detailed, funny, and original these are! seriously, this is amazing. These are amazing!! The last view of Vernon Dursley in the third poster absolutely slays me for some reason. In conclusion, YES, MORE POSTERS PLEASE. Oh dear god, these are fantastic. Oh my god, PLEASE make more!!

How to get GOOD at drawing I made a mini-comic to answer the question I get more than any other. ETELOIS