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Visions
Inks and Colors go hand in hand when bringing an illustration to life. You can't have one without the other (unless you're going for that Noir, Sin City style Vibe).

The way I see it, the line work of your art represents and solidifies the idea. Each stroke articulates the shapes, design, and ity-bity details inside the image, ultimately pulling it together to show your audience a refined rendition of what you had bouncing around inside your imagination.

Colors on the other hand kick that up a notch by introducing vivid mood, emotion and feel to the art work. It allows the eyes of your audience to hook in with strengthened immersion as the colors evoke a new levels of connection with your vision.

That's what I've called this piece - "Visions". Because beyond serving as the Album Art for Episode 12 of the HTDC Podcast, this illustration represents the origin of all things we create - our ability to visualize something within our mind's eye first, and to manifest that inside the real world through our chosen medium of creative expression.

As I type this up, I'm compiling the video recording that'll show you the making of this entire illustration, so that as you're listening to this weeks Podcast episode, you can watch the creation of the album cover from start to finish.

I'm really loving the way our Podcast has evolved to become something that doesn't just give you great value via audio, but also delivers insight into the creation of new comic book illustrations each week. I'm super excited to see where we're able to take this.

The new episode will be up later today, so stay tuned! - and again apologies for the delay. Thank you all for your get well wishes, I'm back in action 100% now. 💪

-Clayton
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Berserk - Guts The Black Swordsman
This one goes out to all my fellow Berserk fans. 🗡️

The new Podcast Episode was in need of some fresh Album Art, and since the theme is about choosing your own path, I thought Guts, The Black Swordsman would be the perfect representation.

For me, one of the big take away's from the original Berserk story was in the beginning, where Guts ultimately had to choose to be a part of someone else's dream, or to follow his own path.

As artists we kind of have to make the same choice in one way or another as we walk our own journey. Do we seek knowledge from those who have already gained the wisdom we seek, or do we take the initiative to go out there and make our own unique discoveries?

I so enjoyed working on this piece, and I'm proud of the end result. It took 7 Hrs to produce, the hours flying by unnoticed as I listened to the Bersek OST on repeat in the background.

Breaking away from the educational course content has been therapeutic for my creativity recently. Don't get me wrong, I love to teach, but using my skills to actually create a finished illustration from time to time has really reignited my love for the art form.

Now why did I go to the trouble of creating an entire illustration for one little Podcast Cover? Well I've come up with a way to boost the value Ric Bülow and I pack into each episode - For each new Podcast Ep, you'll now be able to listen to it in video format, and watch the creation of that episodes album cover as you do! Including this one.

Episode 11 will be up later today, so I'll post the link to that out once everything's compiled and uploaded. Super excited to hear what you think. Always looking for ways to level up the content we create for you.

Hope you like the pic, thanks for checking it out, and keep on creating!

-Clayton
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Spawn
I am pumped for the new Spawn movie.

Todd McFarlane announced Jeremy Renner as the lead yesterday - not as Spawn of course (Jamie Foxx), but as a detective named Twitch who the story is said to be centered around.

Todd's stated on numerous occasions that Spawn will feature as an illusive, malevolent presence, similar to the shark in Jaws. Some of my fellow Spawn fans out there have been a bit bummed out about this because of how scarce the main character will actually be on screen, only catching glimpses of his silhouette, flashes of his red cape.

But I recon Todd has made a smart move here.

The best way to kill scary is to reveal it. Rather than having you on the edge of your seats with non-stop action like all those other superhero movies, we'll be biting our nails with high tension. And I think that's exactly what the Todd father is hoping.

So as you can imagine, when I was thinking of what fan art to whip up next, Spawn was on my mind.

Sometimes I feel like if I'm going to do a fan art, I should make a splash with Batman or Superman. But then I asked myself why I'm not doing tributes to the characters I actually love! Spawn was one of the first characters that made a massive impact on me as an artist - then there's the Darkness, Witch Blade, Wild C.A.T.S and Cyber-Force too! All of which I'm going to dedicate a piece to eventually. I have to!

I decided to add a splash of color to the inks I posted the other day. Color always injects so much more mood into the piece. Really digging the vibe this illustration is packing now.

-Clayton
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Spawn Inks
Spawn was probably one of the first comic book characters that caught my heart. He was darker, grittier and way more savage than the other spandex clad vigil anti's - but between Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo, it was the art that really captured me most - it was just pure awesomeness!

In fact, the Spawn series was one of the major reasons I pursued comic art in the first place. It triggered the kind of inspiration that sparks off an un-tamable passion, that drives you to keep going until you can create the same standard of work with your own hands.

So while I was in the mood to do some fan-art today, I asked myself why I hadn't drawn Spawn sooner.

This piece took about an hour and a half to whip up, and I'd love to dedicate that much time each day to creating art just for the heck of it. I'm drawing 90% of the time, but that's course content (which is still freaking fantastic but it's...) - not just letting go and having fun!

Thanks for checking out my tribute to one of the most bad-ass anti-heroes and artists out there. Big shout out to all my fellow Spawn fans. I'm sure you're as eager as me to see the new movie.

-Clayton
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Dragon Ball Z - Son Goku (Kakarot)
My holidays involved a lot of DBZ marathoning. 📺

When you catch up with good pals you haven't seen in years that's always given.

And let me tell you, it doesn't take much to get me inspired to draw a few of the key characters from this classic anime. Dragon Ball Z is to thank for all my early anatomy knowledge after all. I remember pausing the show on the TV screen as a kid, off of an old VHS tape I'd recorded over a dozen times, and filling up a big scrap book full of characters from the series.

If my memory serves me correctly, I even attempted to make some of my own characters up from the Z universe.

I couldn't wait to get home and start drawing a new series of comic book illustrations based on the Dragon Ball Z characters - Starting with Goku, the star saiyan of the show.

The challenge was capturing Goku's likeness and aesthetic in my style. Luckily, I feel like I managed to do that... the other big hurtle was all those clothing folds. I was a bit out of practice after such a long break away from the drawing board so it took me a bit to find my groove with the rendering of Goku's iconic duds. First attempt was tough, second time around though, I was nailing it.

It's good to be challenged. Never be discourage when you're faced with an obstacle in your drawing. This is an opportunity to learn, or to polish up on something you already know. Either way, it's going to make you better.

I've recorded the entire process for this piece, so once I get the narration done on it, I'll get it published and sent off to you. The best way to make sure you don't miss out on the vid is to go to www.howtodrawcomics.net and subscribe to my mailing list. I'll be sending out a link to the video as soon as it's uploaded.

Next up I'm going to give Goku some color which will be fun!

Hope you like the pic - fellow DBZ fans, let me know what you think in the comments below. Really wanted to do this character justice. :D

-Clayton
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Hi,

it’s Clayton here, bearing a gift for you in the form of a brand new drawing tutorial. How to Draw Female Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits, is fresh, hot and just published. It’s there for the taking, so hit the link below and check it out!

www.howtodrawcomics.net/#!how-…

This one kinda had me biting off a little more than I could chew.

It’s becoming a problem too. Not just because of my high caffeine levels and off the chart sleeping patterns either. You see fellow artisans; I seem to have a problem one upping every new tutorial that’s published!

If they get any longer this site is going to end up more like the How to Draw Comic’s Encyclopaedia… Wait a second… That would be awesome!

In any case, one can never do with too much information so I’ve done my best to pack as much into this tutorial as possible.

I’ve received a load of feedback from you guys on how I can make these walk-throughs the best they can be. Thank you! Since the main benefactor of these tutorials is YOU, your feedback is highly valuable.

A majority of the suggestions focused on two things; a more in depth look at drawing hair and the process behind detailing (rendering and lighting).
You will be pleased to know, I’ve heard your cries for help.

Although these topics will ultimately be expanded into individual tutorials, I’ve made a point of explaining them on an even deeper level in the new How to Draw Female Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits tutorial… And I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

So what is this exciting new addition to How to Draw Comics .NET all bout anyway?  Well as you’ve probably already guessed this time around you’ll learn how to draw the head of a female comic book character.

Funnily enough, the basic construction is all very similar to the How to Draw Male Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits so at least that part will be easy peasy for you guys.

BUT, the purpose of this tutorial is not to teach you what you already know…

You see as an artist, you very quickly realize that drawing women is kind of A LOT MORE DIFFICULT then drawing men.
Here’s why…

Men have bone structures and facial muscles that are more pronounced then women. This allows us to use distinctive lines with stronger shadows to describe the prominent, sharper features of the male head in order to achieve that masculine resemblance. In short we’ve got more building blocks to play with.

When it comes to women though, it’s not so easy! There are less bread crumbs laid to help us out along the way. Their faces are smoother, softer, and subtler.  This gives us fewer lines to use, less obvious forms to draw, and ultimately results in a considerably constrained approach to drawing.  

Lucky for you guys, ‘How to Draw Female Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits’ has been specifically designed not only to address these issues and how to deal with them, but it will also explain ‘why’ the physical differences between men and women exist.

If you let me take you by the hand and follow my lead, I’ll have you drawing your own super, sexy, powerful heroines in no time!

Here’s a list of gems you can expect to glean from How to Draw Female
Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits


• Learn the illusive elements that define womanly beauty
• Discover what to draw, and WHAT NOT TO DRAW to create a youthful, feminine appearance for your comic book heroines.
• How to draw, style, and render hair using the ‘BANG’ method.
• Find out ‘why’ less is MORE when it comes to detailing women.
• Learn to draw alluring eyes, lips and other facial features that exude femininity.  
• Take an in depth look into the process behind lighting and rendering.

Lastly, I’d like to personally thank everyone who entered the How to Draw Male Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits competition. You all did brilliantly, and being able to physically see the results you ended up with by following these tutorials is incredibly rewarding, not just for you but for me aswell.
The winners have been announced and you can check out their entries over at the new Winners gallery. www.howtodrawcomics.net/#!how-…

If you missed the comp last time around you’ll be pleased to know that another one has just been launched for the new How to Draw Female Heads - Picture Perfect Portraits tutorial. For more information be sure to hit the link below.

www.howtodrawcomics.net/#!how-…

As always, it’s your feedback and suggestions that help make How to Draw Comics .NET the best possible drawing resource out there. So if you’ve got any suggestions, constructive crit, or input for the site, you’re more than welcome to e-mail me at claytonbarton@howtodrawcomics.net . Of course, if you’d just like some good old fashioned one on one help with your drawing, I’d also love to hear from you.
Until next time Comic Artisans,

Keep learning, keep drawing, and keep the dream ALIVE,
-Clayton
  • Listening to: Radiohead
  • Reading: Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self
  • Playing: Amnesia
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Happy late Birthday! Hope it was a good one! I would've replied sooner, but I was unfortunately busy at the time.
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