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F.A.Q. TIME!!

F.A.Q. TIME!!

I get quite a few messages here on DA with various questions and requests. I don't have time due to work and family to answer all of them individually like I would like so I think a handy-dandy FAQ is in order. This way maybe I can answer a question before it's even asked and/or have a journal I can easily direct people to. So here we go! Q: Can you give me any tips on how to draw/color,paint/whatever better? A: The quick and easy answer is that there aren't any secrets to being able to draw well. I know it's not what people want to hear and everyone is looking for a magic trick that will instantly make them a better artist. The truth is th

San Diego Comic Con 2013 plans!!

San Diego Comic Con 2013 plans!!

I'll be in San Diego for Comic Con International in a few days and I hope any of the fine member of DA that are attending will drop by and say hello! I will be in booth #5557 in Hall F and we have a ton of stuff planned including new prints, how-tos and panels! Here's a list of stuff you can find at my booth as well as a schedule of panels and signings! PRINTS- I will have a ton of all new prints and lithographs including the oversized X-Women print you see above(17"X38"). I will also have a brand new type of print that are in 3-D!(no special glasses required) ARTBOOKS- I will have copies of my hardback artbook GROUNDWORKS so if you haven't

Devious Journal Entry

Devious Journal Entry

New York Comic Con is mere days away and I hope you will come out and join 60,000 of your closest friends for a weekend of Comics, movies, animation, toys, and pop culture! We have tons of stuff planned this year including my new artbook GROUNDWORKS:The Marvel Art of MARK BROOKS as well as a ton of new prints and lithographs. Here's a complete list of what you can expect: ORIGINAL ART - including some recent covers for X-Men Legacy, Uncanny Avengers, Avengers vs. X-Men and many more plus interiors from his run on Uncanny X-Force as well as a portfolio of older art with reduced pricing. NEW ART BOOK – Groundworks – The Marvel Art o

San Diego Comic Con 2012!

San Diego Comic Con 2012!

It's that time of year again! I will be at San Diego Comic Con beginning preview night on July 11th all the way through to the 15th at BOOTH #4403. We have tons of stuff planned this year including my new artbook GROUNDWORKS:The Marvel Art of MARK BROOKS as well as a ton of new prints and lithographs. Here's a complete list of what you can expect: ORIGINAL ART - including some recent covers for X-Men Legacy and interiors from his run on Uncanny X-Force as well as a portfolio of older art with reduced pricing. NEW ART BOOK – Groundworks – The Marvel Art of Mark Brooks.  This is a beautiful hard back, full color autographed book for

NEW ARTBOOK- IT'S HERE!

NEW ARTBOOK- IT'S HERE!

NEW ARTBOOK- IT'S HERE!   Well, almost. GROUNDWORKS: The Marvel Art of Mark Brooks is off to the printers and will be available starting at San Diego Comic Con on July 12th-15th. The book is a 48 page full color hardback and contains over 200 sketches, designs, concepts, and full color works much of which has never been seen anywhere else. From the moment my pencil hits the page to the glossy final image, you'l see all the steps it takes to produce my work for Marvel. I've tried to produce a book that's more than just a book of art and created something that shows the momentum of an image and gives the viewer an idea of the foundation of ho

Devious Journal Entry

Devious Journal Entry

It's convention season again and as always, I will be making the rounds both in the US and abroad. Here's a full list of appearances and I hope to meet a lot of you this year. If we've already met, well, I hope to see you again! Lot of new stuff in the works including a new 'art of' book featuring my Marvel work over the years that will include sketches, concept work. and finished pieces, most of it has never been seen beyond myself and my editors. Phoenix Comic-Con Phoenix, AZ- May 24-27 2012 HeroesCon- Charlotte, NC- June 22-24 2012 San Diego Comic-Con- San Diego, CA- July 12-15 2012 *Singapore Comic-Con- Sept 1-2, 2012 *DragonCon- Atl

San Diego 2011!

San Diego 2011!

Ya'll Come See Me at San Diego Comic-Con!! BOOTH #4403 It's that time of year again where we go all out for that behemoth of a show – San Diego Comic-Con!  In addition to finishing up issue #13 of Uncanny X-Force, the last few weeks have been all about prepping for this show and making sure there is plenty of new stuff available.  Here is what's going on this year! First – make sure you know where I'm located: BOOTH #4403 in the "Illustrators" section of the show floor, just inside Lobby F, between the bag check and the 20th Century Fox booth.  I'm NOT in Artist Alley. BOOTH #4403 will be set up for Preview Night through show clo

Angelic and San Diego Comic-Con!

Angelic and San Diego Comic-Con!

It's that time of year again, SAN DEIGO COMIC-CON 2010! Just like last year I will be a guest of the show but unlike last year I will be in a swanky booth instead of Artist Alley. You can find me in the illustrator area at BOOTH #4403! Please stop by and say hello Now for the big announcement! As you may or may not recall I debuted my artbook 'Devilish' last year at the show and opened it up for order via Deviant Art. Well, this year is no exception. Debuting on Wednesday's preview night at Comic-Con is 'Angelic: The art of Mark Brooks vol.2'! It's a hardback full color saddle stitched book with a spot varnished cover. It's chock full of pi

Twitter and 'Devilish-The Art of Mark Brooks

Twitter and 'Devilish-The Art of Mark Brooks

First off, I'm on TWITTER so follow my day to day antics over there when you get the chance- http://twitter.com/MarkBrooksArt Secondly, there are still a few copies of my artbook left before the new book goes in production so make sure to get your copy while you can because once they are gone, they're gone never to be produced again! It's a hardback full color saddle stitched book with a spot varnished cover. It's produced by Brand Studios and, if you've bought a book produced by these guys, you know how impressive these book look. it's chock full of pin-ups, covers, sketches, and design work from the length of my career so far and includes

It's Spreading

It's Spreading

So I'm going through some photos from the New York Comicon that I took and discovered this among the shots. Never noticed it until now. Then I'm going through my wallet to pay for a soda at the store and found this among the crumpled bills. Now today, I'm surfing online and find this. Very weird indeed. Drawstick Forums:http://drawstick.proboards.com/index.cgi?

Art critique

Art critique

Every week I get a handful of requests to review or critique an up and coming artist's work either through e-mail, Facebook, Myspace, or Deviantart. I'm usually too strapped for time be able to oblige mostly because it takes a long time to give the work it's proper attention and typing out a critique is far less effective than actually speaking with the artist. Recently, I have come up with a way to give portfolio reviews verbally without having to type a long critique as well as help others that might not be having their portfolio reviewed but could still take in a lot of knowledge by listening in. Each week a portfolio will be chosen from t

DRAWSTICK ART FORUMS

DRAWSTICK ART FORUMS

After years of absence, I've relaunched the Drawstick art forums and would like to encourage everyone to come by and log in,sign up, or re-register. I've wiped the board clean and given it a fresh coat of paint so I hope you'll come by and have a look around. I'm encouraging an open lounge atmosphere with little intervention by me or the moderators. When we last left off, we had 1800 members and I've invited everyone back so I expect the board will be hopping in no time but, for now, it's a virgin board ripe for the pillaging. This board is for you guys and gals so I hope to see you all there! Drawstick Art Forums: http://drawstick.proboards
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