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We've had Mermay, Junicorn, Smaugust and now the next drawing challenge is Sketchtember! For the month of September just let loose and make 30 sketches. We'll be posting art following along with the prompt list on our Instagram so make sure to follow us! We'll also have upcoming contests and giveaways. Keep your eyes peeled for those.
Tokyopop is pretty much the best known publisher for manga. Now the Tokyopop manga list includes the original creation, Ocean of Secrets, written and illustrated by IMPACT author Sophie-chan! Sophie-chan has been successfully creating videos on YouTube, published a how to draw book with us called Manga Workshop Characters and has been working to pursue her dream of creating a manga. Ocean of Secrets has joined the hallowed ground of the Tokyopop manga list. We're so excited for her!
Check out the trailer for Sophie's original manga:
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Sophie-chan is a self taught artist. She actually has an engineering background. But her dream has been to create a manga so she kept creating art even while she worked a regular job. She kept improving her art and writing her story. In 2008 she started a YouTube channel to showcase her art. She now has over 384k subscribers. She self-published The Ocean of Secrets and published her instructional drawing book, Manga Workshop Characters, with IMPACT in 2015. Sophie has continued to chase after her dream and now Tokyopop has picked up her original manga story.

Sophie-chan made her way to Chicago for C2E2 this year where she celebrated the release of Ocean of Secrets with Tokyopop. Check out her video blog documenting the adventure:
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You can purchase Sophie's how to draw book Manga Workshop Characters as well as volume one of her manga, Ocean of Secrets, now.

Mark Crilley is taking over New York City for the Book Expo at the end of the month. He’ll be in NYC for the event which is happening at the Javits Center May 31-June 2. Make sure to stop by if you’re in the area! We’ll be posting about his adventures around town and letting all of you fans know when he’ll be doing autograph sessions so make sure to keep an eye on our social media for that info.

Now to the real excitement. Mark Crilley and IMPACT have partnered to do a giveaway contest! To celebrate Mark’s visit and just how awesome he is and our fans are, we’re giving away 15 signed copies of Mastering Manga 3.

To enter, here’s what to do:

1. Follow impactbooks on Instagram or Facebook

2. Tag a photo on Instagram or Facebook by May 31 using the hashtag #CrilleyNYC and tag impactbooks in the image.

3. Be sure your profile is public so we can see your submission.

4. We’ll pick 15 lucky, random winners on June 5th and will send you a direct message!

Good luck Crilley fans! 

We created a time lapse of one of our designers coloring this page from Abigail's book, Alice's Wonderfilled Adventures, (with a pretty perfect gothic Alice and psychedelic caterpillar). Check it out to watch the video and download the free page.

Here you go!
Mark Crilley has done another book with us, adding to the Mastering Manga series. Mastering Manga 3 brings you 40 all new demonstrations! Take a look to see what you'll get in this awesome new instruction book:



Order your copy of Mastering Manga 3 today!
Doug Chiang has revised the fan favorite MECHANIKA with NEW step by step demonstrations, NEW Designs and completely updated Photoshop instructions. 

Check it out.
Make sure you head over to Mistiquarts dA page for the latest contests and contest winners!
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MANGA CRASH COURSE came in EARLY! So if you pre-ordered, your copies are available now. And if you didn't pre-order, head on over and get your copy.

Manga Crash Course from Amazon

Also available from Barnes and Noble!
The latest IMPACT book to teach you how to draw manga is available for pre-order! Check out Manga Crash Course by Mina Petrovic, AKA Mistiqarts.

Click Here to Purchase Manga Crash Course!

Learning how to draw manga is easy with the help of Manga Crash Course! With 30 step-by-step demonstrations, you'll learn how to draw a variety of characters and scenes. There's even a dice game to help you mix and match different features and create your own new unique characters!

Besides Mina's exciting new book with us, she also regularly posts how to draw manga videos on her Youtube channel. Make sure to go subscribe!



You can pre-order Manga Crash Course now from the North Light shop, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Don't forget to share your manga drawings with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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AN EXCLUSIVE STEP-BY-STEP FROM CLAY CREATION WORKSHOP!

Have you ever wondered how to make a doll out of clay? Well wonder no more because author Maureen Carlson shows you how in five easy steps from her new book Clay Creation Workshop! Check out the step-by-step by clicking HERE!

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Are you itching to get more art supplies without having to completely go bankrupt? Then look no further!

Our pals at ArtistNetwork are going above and beyond with their amazing Swag Bag giveaway. So what is it you ask? Well, it's a monthly sweepstakes that gives one lucky winner the opportunity of becoming rich with art supplies! Need I say more? Check out the official rules and regulations page and find out what's hidden in depths of the Swag Bag for the month of August.

Here's a hint: If you're an artist, you'll want it! But if you want something a little more substantial, then think mixed-media goodies, paintbrushes, books, DVDs and so much more! Now hurry up and sign up HERE, then relax and enjoy until they call your name.

For more great art supplies check out our North Light Shop online!

Click to Purchase Fantasy Creatures In Clay!  Click to Purchase Furries Furever!

 

 

 

 

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This week's Drawing Drill challenge is all about historical accuracy or...maybe not.

What if your favorite person from history had secret superpowers that nobody new about? Would it explain some of those silent mysteries circling around them all the time? What if there was an entire society of secret famous people from history - what would it look like? Who would belong to the group and what powers would they have?

IMPACT wants to know. So draw a superhero or two and send them our way. We'd love for you to share it with us on one (or all) of our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. We can't wait to see it!

If you liked this blog post about Drawing Drills then you might like some of these:
Drawing Drill: Draw an Earth Invasion
Drawing Drill: Draw a Tree With Your Non-Dominant Hand
Drawing Drill: Draw Your Last Dream
Drawing Drill: Draw the Perfect Day
Drawing Drill: Draw Your Pet When You're Not Home
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Need a Drawing Prompt?
National Dare Day: IMPACT Dares You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV

Get unlimited access to over 100 art instruction ebooks

Online seminars for fine artists

Learn how to paint & how to draw with downloads, books, videos + more from North Light Shop

Subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine

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How The Furries Furever Cover Was Made!

Ever wonder how the covers of our IMPACT books get made? Well here’s a step-by-step of the Furries Furever cover! 

 



Furries Furever is final ready for pre-order! So check out the third installment to the furries series by Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos.

Click to Purchase Furries Furever!




To learn how to draw more furries, check out Draw Furries and Draw More Furries!

Click to Purchase Draw Furries! Click to Purchase Draw More Furries!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV

Get unlimited access to over 100 art instruction ebooks

Online seminars for fine artists

Learn how to paint & how to draw with downloads, books, videos + more from North Light Shop

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Draw a Tree!

This week's Drawing Drill challenge is all about getting out of your comfort zone! So grab a pencil, pen, marker or whatever tool you use to create your artistic masterpieces and start drawing a tree with your non-dominant hand.

Maybe you'll start off with a tree that's a little rough around the edges but remember - this is all about challenging yourself in new ways. No one expects you to be the best non-dominant hand drawing artist. (It'd actually be kind of funny if you were, don't you think?) But the point is to try your hardest, after all, it's just a tree!

And don't forget to share your wonderful creation with us on one (or all) of our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. We can't wait to see it!

If you liked this blog post about Drawing Drills then you might like some of these:
Drawing Drill: Draw Your Last Dream
Drawing Drill: Draw the Perfect Day
Drawing Drill: Draw Your Pet When You're Not Home
Drawing Drill
Need a Drawing Prompt?
National Dare Day: IMPACT Dares You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV

Get unlimited access to over 100 art instruction ebooks

Online seminars for fine artists

Learn how to paint & how to draw with downloads, books, videos + more from North Light Shop

Subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine

Sign up for your Artist's Network email newsletter & download a FREE issue of The Artist’s Magazine





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Click to Purchase Furries Furever!

Furries Furever is final ready for pre-order! So check out the third installment to the furries series by Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos.

Draw Fascinating Furries!

There’s so much to explore in the world of furries, from flamboyant costumes to spectacular hair styles to unforgettable expressions and poses—it’s all here!

The authors of Draw Furries and Draw More Furries have taken drawing these fantastical creatures to a whole other level—covering all of the bases. Immerse yourself in multiple easy-to-draw lessons and discover different coloring techniques, learn how to create realistic fur and scales and develop the skills to go about creating your own personal fursona! The possibilities are limitless when making these amazing anthropomorphic characters, so join Lindsay and Jared as they take you to the next level of your furtastic journey!

 
  • Jam-packed with 25 step-by-step demonstrations to help you create a wide array of furries, ranging from slinky scalies to a modern day sphinx
  • Loaded with a variety of different styles and techniques from contributing artists as they take you on a journey through their artistic processes
  • Learn how to create a furry from start to finish, delving deeper into designing a personal wardrobe, exploring the perfect background for your characters and so much more

To learn how to draw more furries, check out Draw Furries and Draw More Furries!

Click to Purchase Draw Furries! Click to Purchase Draw More Furries!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV

Get unlimited access to over 100 art instruction ebooks

Online seminars for fine artists

Learn how to paint & how to draw with downloads, books, videos + more from North Light Shop

Subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine

Sign up for your Artist's Network email newsletter & download a FREE issue of The Artist’s Magazine





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With Steve Barr's new book, Draw Awesome Animals, anybody will be able to create their very own cartoon animals using basic lines and simple shapes - like circles, waves and squiggles!

Follow along as the editor of Draw Awesome Animals gives you a page-turning interview about what it was like to work with the author and all his cool designs! She'll also give you a sneak peek into the book and you'll even get a glimpse of some of the step-by-steps ranging from dancing dolphins to happy hamsters to grumpy grizzlies to leaping lizards - it's all here!

So hurry up and check out this book to learn how to draw awesome animals of your very own!

 



 

 

If you liked this blog post, then you might like some of these ones:

Interview With the Editor of Freaky Fun Activities

Interview With the Editor of Clay Creation Workshop

Interview With the Editor of Drawing Cartoon Faces

Q&A With the Editor of Shojo Wonder Manga Art School!

Interview With the Editor of Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV

Get unlimited access to over 100 art instruction ebooks

Online seminars for fine artists

Learn how to paint & how to draw with downloads, books, videos + more from North Light Shop

Subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine

Sign up for your Artist's Network email newsletter & download a FREE issue of The Artist’s Magazine





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