Every so often, I try to direct you to accomplished artists who have You Tube channels, websites, etc, which I've found to be helpful in my journey to improve in my craft as an artist.
An amazing artist I've recently discovered is SYCRA YASIN. He has tons of helpful tutorials which I've been watching every chance I get. He teaches practical ways of tackling difficult drawing obstacles, such as foreshortening, drawing dynamic poses, anatomy, and more!
Check out his YOU TUBE CHANNEL
I so appreciate the hard work he puts into his videos. This is like attending a terrific art school for free, guys!
Happy New Year!
A few posts ago, I mentioned I would explain my process....well, I know you've been waiting on the edge of your seat to know this critical information --
at long last, like it or not, here it is........
actually, if you don't like, ya' don't have to read it, right?
Step 1: After doing some preliminary sketches to decide how I might draw the next page/episode, I draw on the WRONG side of a piece of watercolor paper (I'll explain why, when I get to the appropriate step). Paper brand? Canson 140 lb.
I generally start out with an HB pencil - Kimberly/General's or Koh-in-Noor brands, OR sometimes just an ol' #2 Ticonderoga; okay, I essentially grab whatever pencil is nearby. Just something not too hard and not too soft, Goldilocks.
As I'm drawing, I think about what Roland would tend to say and do next and what he would look like saying and doing it.
Frankly, I'm often surprised at what happens, even if I've planned out the page. It's a funny thing that happens when a character takes on a life of his own. It's almost as if he's acting out the story for me.
Not that it's easy.
Okay, that's pretty much the first step. I know it doesn't seem like much, buuuut, that's what I do!
"Process, Part 2, will be coming soon -- *announcer voice* to a theater near you --"
or to my blog.