Tutorial Tuesday: Comic Composition (part 1)So you want to make a comic book? That is awesome! Let's make sure it doesn't suck...
A comic book, though dominated by pictures, is more like a language than anything else. It's communicating a story, information, and/or ideas to somebody else. In order to communicate clearly there are certain rules that need to be followed so that everyone understands what the story, info, or idea is trying to convey, much like a language.
There is alot of rules to comic book and sequential art composing. So we're going to do this in two parts. Part one is the bare bones basics. Next week will be part two, where we talk about some higher level concepts. Still the basics, but part two is useless to you unless you understand this part today. So lets get started.
1. Panel Direction
*side note for those who are unaware: the word "manga" i
Tutorial Tuesday: Comic Composition (part 2)Okay so like a month ago I had done the first part of my Comic Composition. There I talked about the bare basic fundamentals to the language of comics. If you want to make comics either professionally or just for fun I highly recommend you go back and read that one. There I talked abut Panel Direction, Panel Layout, and Word Balloons. Some of you you might read it and go "Duh Shawn, This is obvious." But it never ceases to amaze me on how some seemingly obvious fundamentals are lost to creators starting out. So If you're really new to makTutorial Tuesday: Comic Composition (part 2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No Excuses: "They Tell Me I Can't"Fuck 'em. What the hell do they know anyways?No Excuses: "They Tell Me I Can't"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I know thats a little bit harsh language but this excuse really pisses me off. I'm not angry at the person who uses the excuse "they tell me I can't," I'm pissed at the people who tells the person they can't. Seriously, anyone who says you can't do it is making up shit and doesn't know what they're talking about.
I've heard many different variations of this excuse. "THEY" can be your mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, teacher. "They" can be people on forums, or professionals you've talked to that have their head so far up their ass they forgot what it was like to start out. But no matter who "They" are, the fact of the matter is they don't know anything about what you're trying to do. So what qualifies them to judge if you can do it or not?
What reasons did they give you to back up this wild claim of "you can't do it?" Was it because You don't have the education? the skills? Is
Tutorial Tuesday: FacesOkay lets draw some faces! Before we jump in let me just say that this tutorial is for the general guideline to draw faces. Every human being is built a little different so even though I'm going to give you a guideline on how you should draw faces, know that these are the average proportions. As in if you took every human being on the planet and averaged their proportions you'd get something like this. But individuals will have eyes that might be slightly farther apart. or noses that are longer etc. So use these as a starting point then exagerate certain features to create you're own unique looking character.Tutorial Tuesday: Faces3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also this tutorial is for those of you at the starting level, for those of you who have no idea how to draw a face properly and you've just been drawing features haphazardly and hoping for the best.
So lets start:
1. The Head
So i've talked about breaking down thing you want to draw into basic shapes in the past. In fact i di
Tutorial Tuesday: How a Comic is MadeSomeone had asked me a couple weeks ago how comics were made. I first thought they were asking how the physical book was printed and stapled and distributed. But it turns out they were asking how a book was made from concept, to writing, to the art. And I realized, unless you have been a life long comic fan, the answer isn't that obvious. So I'm going to show you step by step how a comic is made. I'll be using my comic Shadows of Oblivion as the example, however most comics are not a one man show like mine, most are team efforts, so keep that in mind as we go through this. Each stage is usually executed by one person who is an expert in his or her field, and rarely does one person do all the work.Tutorial Tuesday: How a Comic is Made2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here we go!
Step 1: Plan Out The Story
This stage is usually executed by either an editorial staff at large companies, by licensors if it is a licensed property, or by the writer for small or inde
Tutorial Tuesday: CompositionOkay so you want to make a an amazing piece of art, and despite the fact your anatomy and perspective is great, the art just doesn't look right. Why does does your art still not look amazing? It may be the composition.Tutorial Tuesday: Composition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who are new to art or the concept in general, composition is how you arrange or compose the subjects in your drawing. Believe it or not, regardless of how well you draw the composition can make or break the art.
There are alot of ideas and theories in composition, not all apply at all times, so I'm not going to bog you down with all the little details, and just focus on the 4 major composition concepts I use in my own art. Ready? GO!
1. NOT IN THE CENTER.
(and no horizontal or vertical lines either)
I lump these two together because its everyone's instinct. Every kid does it, and every adult who isn't told other wise does it. Everyone always wants to put the subject of the art smack dab in the middle and use all vertical
Tutorial Tuesday: Poses pt 2So do you guys remember that post I did a couple weeks ago about poses? Specifically about how to use stick figures? Great! cause that will make this tutorial make more sense... plus it'll save me time, as I don't have alot right now.Tutorial Tuesday: Poses pt 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today's Tutorial is also about poses. But something very specific about the poses...
STANDING VS MOVEMENT
When you boil it down, your figure will be only in one of two poses. They'll either be stationary or moving (duh.) In my student's work i've seen countless figures that SHOULD be standing still, but look like their falling. Reversly I've seen just as many figures that SHOULD be moving about, but they look like their just standing around lazily...
So how do you get a figure to look like their moving, or standing still? The key is the center of gravity!
"Uh... what? What the crap is that?" you may be asking yourself. Well it's the center point of
Tutorial Tuesday: PosesDrawing poses sometimes is a very difficult thing to do. Sure, drawing someone standing straight up and down perfectly lined up with the "camera" isn't that tough. But what if we wanted to turn them, or put them in a dynamic pose? How the crap do we do that?Tutorial Tuesday: Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well first things first, you need to know how the human body works. So if your reading this and you don't have any concept of human proportions, or how the body moves, then that's the first thing you need to do. Go look at people. Draw real life people, not manga, or comic book people as they're exaggerated. Draw real life people so you know what comic and manga artists are exaggerating. Figure out how their body works and moves. That's going to make the next part make alot easier.
Okay. So now we have basic understanding of human proportions, and how the human body moves. How the hell do we draw them in a specific pose? Well it's simple my friends. The key to drawing human poses is the stick figure!
Tutorial Tuesday: ArmorOkay. So this one is a special request. And I love drawing armor more than anything else so I'll happily do this tutorial.... The only thing is that unlike drawing a hand or a human face, there isn't a definitive right or wrong. Armor in many cultures was an artistic expression as much as it was a practical piece of equipment, and as such armor varies a great deal depending on time period, technology, culture, and personal aesthetics. And given such I could probably write a book on all the different ways you could design armor for your characters, I'll just scratch the surface here with major things you want to consider when designing your characters armor, and then after recommend you do some research on how armor appears throughout the ages and cultures, As Roman armor looks vastly different compared toTutorial Tuesday: Armor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-CLOSED- Commission: PayPal onlyThese prices stand for personal use only!-CLOSED- Commission: PayPal only4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For commercial work please contact me at
Current price list is valid until 31st December 2014.
(bust, A4) = $35 USD /character
/only 1 character per sheet/
$20 USD /character
/ + $20 USD for every additional character/
Sketchy colored ½ body
$25 USD /character
/ + $25 USD for every additional character/
/ + $15 for background /
Sketchy colored full body
$30 USD /character
/ +$30 USD for every additional character /
/ + $15 for background /
Commissions (closed):iconhikawaii2plz:Commissions (closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello! Commissions are open!
Slots (one slot for one person, you can commission as much drawings as you want)
Half body - 15$ (A4; watercolor; without background or with simply painted background)
extra character +10$ (max 3 characters on one drawing)
simple background +5$
detailed background +10$
Full Body - 25$ (A3; watercolor; without background or with simply painted background)
extra character +15$ (max 4 characters on one drawing)
simple background +5$
detailed background +15$
Chibi - 10$ for one chibi (watercolor, no background)
+ chibi animals +1-5$
simply painted background
Dancing with Fox. Remake by Kutty-Sark
The Moon by Kutty-Sark Sia by Kutty-Sark
Commission: serafim777 (2) by Kutty-Sark SS Welcome to Steampunk Town by Kutty-Sark
Update!Please be specific about your request. If you want me to draw your OC or some friend's character I will need CLEAR references of it. It would also help if you specified what sort of mood you want the picture to have. I will show you a sketch as soon as I receive the payment. Anything you may choose to add while I'm working on it, will cost you extra, depending on what that added something is.Update!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Designing outfits or items for your characters will also cost an extra 10$
Sketch / Lineart : 15$ (+5$ for any additional character)
Head shot (lol) 20$
Half body /simple background : 20$ (+10$ for any additional character)
Half body / detailed background : 25$ (+10$ for any additional character )
Full body / simple background : 30$( +10$ for any additional character)
Commissions opened again! :DCommissions opened again! :D2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
+pencil.........................$8 - 12
+ink..............................$12 - 18
Commission OC Nayhelime by h-panda
+monochrome..................$18 - 22
Cammy by h-panda Dakimakura Billee by h-panda
+colors.........................$22 - 30
Commission to NubbyBunns by h-panda cm: So tired by h-panda cm: Grilled Tits by h-panda My Little Pony - Commission Group by h-panda cm: The Cursed Ledger by h-panda
comic page......$15 - 50 (ask me)
WIP Commission for Silver144 by h-panda cm: Mares fight! page01 by h-panda
NOT CHEAP Commission Info [CLOSED - Thank you!]Please read first before commissioning!NOT CHEAP Commission Info [CLOSED - Thank you!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Prices are miraculously high, I'm very sorry Q A Q
These prices are for 1 character! For 2, multiply the price by 2 and so on.
Some prices already include the fees (those who have cents)
I'm doing this to help with my grandma's hospital bills and medical care
❥ Please have a somewhat neat coloured reference of your character.
Otherwise, I will have to reject your commission. (This does not apply to sketches)
❥ You will be charged extra for detailed clothing, weapons, additional items, etc.
I will determine the total of your commission after you have sent me your note and references.
❥ I must receive the payment first before I start on your commission.
You may also pay 50% before and 50% after seeing the sketch. (This does not apply to sketches and icons)
I cannot draw
Sculpture commission info/policyBasic information:Sculpture commission info/policy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before contacting me about a commission carefully read the pricing and policy information, and keep in mind that lots of time and material (costs) go into sculpting so i cant afford to sell them cheaply.
I will only work on 1 or 2 commissions at a time but will maintain a reserving list, when your on that list i will contact you when i'm ready to start on the commission.
Before i will start sculpting your commission i will make a sketch first send this to the commissioner and when approved i will ask for a deposit (which will be half of the total sum) i will not start on the commission untill i received the deposit.
I will keep the commissioner updated with lots of work in progress photos and the commissioner has freedom to ask for changes (note that when a sculpture has progressed to far the changes cant be to radical anymore (especially after baking)
So to make the progress go smoothly think over carefully what you want your sculpture to look like (pose/color etc.)
Commission Info 2012I DRAW IN MY OWN STYLE ONLY!Commission Info 20123 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
my/your Original Characters
Boys Love / Girls Love / Straight Couples
Using photos as reference for a character creation (semi-realism option ONLY!)
Design for T-shirts and others.
I DON'T DRAW...
DON’t FORGET REFERENCES. If you want me to create from ZERO a character who belongs to you, but you haven’t a reference sheet for him and you only have a description, you must pay a surplus price consisting in $50.
Characters with references from here and there (ring from here, shoes from there). You must pay the surplus price for 'Character concept' in this case (+50$).
More than 4 characters in just one image is not possible at the base price (+20 each), but you can pay +20$ for the first 3 and +50$ if you exceed 4.
☆ Anime HALF-FIGURE SKETCHES - NO preview ☆
OC Info For Requests & CommissionsI have a lot of people draw me via point commissions or free requests on a regular basis, so I thought I'd put together a journal entry that groups all of my references and character info. I hope this proves to be helpful to you when you are drawing me/Miss Shady.OC Info For Requests & Commissions4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Confident, strong, quiet, lonely, friendly, kind and often pretty wild.
She is an insomniac and due to this often occupies a distorted reality within her own head. Suffers from paranoia and outbursts of rage. Occasional self hatred.
Red or brown hair, normally wavy and shoulder length/just below the shoulders.
Bloodshot brown eyes. This means the whites of her eyes are pretty red, but as for the colour of her actual eyes, they're brown. Many people get this wrong, so it'll be great if it is included!
Physically fit, thin but toned/a little muscle, but not too much.
Scarring around the n
Open Commission(closed)I'm now open for commissions. Please PM me or leave comment here if you're interestedOpen Commission(closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I accept Paypal only.
I'll start working on your commission when I receive all the payment.
You'll receive a 300 - 600 dpi scanned when it finished.
I'm NOT interested in Yuri, Hentai, Sex but Shounen-ai, Yaoi, Danmei, Boy's Love ARE WELCOME.
*Simple sketch: $13 (Add $5 for an additional character, Free little BG)
Headshot, waist-up : $9 (add $7 for each additional head)
Full-body: $22 (+ $10 for an additional character and $5 for BG)
1. Watercolor sketch/simple:$18 (Add $10 for additional character and $5 for BG)
(shipping fee+another: $18)
2. Bookmark: $10 (A
Commissions openI can't accept points..Paypal only! it's more convenient. Try to make a SHORT description IN THE NOTE! (not under the journal X°D)Commissions open2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My brain can NOT hold a wall of text @_@
I just need to know what is your idea and the "atmosphere" of the situation (nostalgic, peaceful etc..)
Maybe we can talk about it and find the best solution together ^^
If you ask me fanart.. the personality of the characters must be respected!
So please NO:
things like "naruto/bleach/other manga OC"
CRACK pairing or too strange situations
CanonXcanon it's ok (respecting the original personality)
Colored Headshot 10$-8€
Reference sheet with 20 images of eyes/ hair/ facial expressions/ hands/
feet/ dogs/ cats and other small things 20$-€15
Reference Sheet with 6 pictures of a f
COMMISSION+++ PORTRAIT:COMMISSION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*PRICE: USD $35
Included shipping fee.
Payment in advance.
+++ FULL ARTWORK:
*PRICE: USD $75
Included shipping fee. Max is 2 characters.
- Note me to commission.
- Give me your home address, references and basic information of character(s).
- Please be patient!
COMMISSIONSCOMMISSIONS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconKyouKickplz: :iconKyouKickplz: :iconKyouKickplz:
- I only do anime to semi-realistic style.
- Pose may vary if not specified.
- I won't do R18 and Anthros. (mild anthro is fine. example: ears, wings, tails)
- I draw digitally. I use SAI and Photoshop as my primary art programs. Occasionally I use Google Sketch-up for backgrounds.
Inquiring for a commission
- You can inquire by slapping me with a note or via Facebook private message.
- Additional character = Additional payment
- You can pay me by clicking on the widget located at the lower left side of my Profile page. Just choose w/c commission service you want
Commission Open!Twitter - Tumblr - PixivCommission Open!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
October Commission are all done XD~
I start doing December commission at this moment.
Hello~ Update some detail of my commission info
I offer for 'digital art commissions in anime/manga style'. Please read all information following this document.
10 Slots this time XD~
More detail, please feel free to e-mail me [ze_zephyr[at]hotmail.com]
Commission Info, piece descriptions and price guidelines are listed below
*All commissions are done by Photoshop*
*The commission belongs to you, you can use or upload it anywhere you want.
But please give me some credit and provide the link back to this DA site.
*If you have deadline, please tell me at first.
[ OPEN ] COMMISSION WITH DETAILCOMMISSION INFO :iconheart3dplz:[ OPEN ] COMMISSION WITH DETAIL1 month ago in Personal More Like This
- I accept Paypal and Point (via Earning)
- You can use my commission work for your personal purposes
I will accept :
Your OC ( Original Character )
1500 POINTS ( 15 $ ) / HALF BODY - DETAIL COMMISSION
3000 POINTS ( 30 $ ) / FULL BODY - DETAIL COMMISSION
400 POINTS ( 4 $ ) / HEAD COMMISSIO
[CLOSED] POINT COMMISSIONS - Rules and pricesEDIT!: I've added chibi commissions and changed the rules slightly. Please check them out![CLOSED] POINT COMMISSIONS - Rules and prices1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there, guys!
So, as promised, I'm reopening my point commissions. I must say that I'll probably be able to start working on them from 21st July on.
The comments section will be used only to reserve/ask for slots. If you get the slot, send me a NOTE with the following info:
* Commission type (headshot/bust/half body/full body)
* Detail (sketch/colored sketch/full color)
* Number of characters (MAX. 3)
* Other info (the more the better!)
(Status in my Donation Pool!)
SLOTS: (ALL CLOSED NOW!)
HEADSHOT - 1/10
BUST - 3/5
HALFBODY - 5/5 (CLOSED!)
FULL BODY - 2/2 (CLOSED!)
- Sketch: 80 :
Commissions [CLOSED]I will draw:Commissions [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Detailed fanarts or OCs (descriptions is okay if you have no references) with or without BG (3 characters maximum); landscapes, flowers, mechas.
For personal use only.
I will not draw:
OCs with characters from fandoms
Anthro/furry(kemonomimi is okay)/monsters
Payment after sketch.
Payment (PayPal doesn't work in Russia):
(please, check their prices and chose a cheapest one)
Shipping of original via mail (registered letter) at my expense.
15$ for ACEO (63x89 mm)*
20$ for A6 size (148x105mm)*
40$ for A5 size (210x148mm)
55$ for A4 size (297x210mm)