Daily Art Tips & Techniques
Artist Robert Marzullo describes the concept of thumbnails in this video description:
“In this short video, I explains how to get the idea down fast and create better thumbnails that lead to better overall drawings. When you train yourself to only focus on the quick read and composition of your sketch then your ideas begin to flow. Save the complex detail work for the end of the drawing where it belongs. Your thumbnail is the idea stage and don’t worry if it is messy or unrefined. You don’t want to waste a bunch of time rendering a bad idea anyways. Use a 10 to 1 ratio. 10 rough sketches to 1 refined drawing and see how it works. Sometimes even more thumbnails if you really want a great illustration!”
Sketch Magazine #46
Features Gail Simone writer extraordinary!
This issue takes a look at comics creator Gail Simone from writing for DC Comics to Dynamite to her own creator owned projects.
Cover image features Red Sonja written by Gail Simone and published by Dynamite.
Coming out soon!
Sketch Magazine #45
Featuring Frank Cho, Artist Extraordinaire
This issue takes a look at comics creator Frank Cho from working with Marvel Comics to self-publishing to running a very successful Kickstarter.
Sketch continues to satisfy the yearn-to-learn of comics creators of all levels with several “how-to” instructional from tried-and-true industry talents, and is packed with penciling, computer coloring, and marketing tips to help you become an artistic rising star.
Great information, inspiration, and fun!
SKETCH MAGAZINE #45 Frank Cho, 56pg, Color/B&W, Saddle stitched. Bi-monthly, SRP $6.95,Item # SK1045
Features an in-depth interview of DC superstar artist Ivan Reis. Ivan shares tips, techniques and some personal stories about becoming a comic book artist.
This issue also includes an interview by John Wilson with hard-working independent creator Scott Story who shares many of his successes.
Awesome inker Scott Hanna turns in a step-by-step of his inking over Ivan Reis’ pencils on Justice League while inker Le Beau Underwood in over the Green Lantern Corps pencils of Chris Batista. Patrick Blaine shows off a look at his process painting while we take a look at the art of Dan Fraga and his project The Graves.
Meanwhile, longtime columnist Tom Bierbaum delivers his thought-provoking ideas on writing comics.
And we announce a contest! Check it out!
Sketch Magazine #43
Features the art of Jim Lee starting with a beautiful Superman cover.
Tom Bierbaum bring his years of experience of working in the the comic industry to his column. Mike Baron shares his thought on writing and Walden Wong shows us his ability as an inker.
Meghan Hetrick break downs the step of creating a beautiful Lady Death commission piece of artwork. One of the most detailed articles to have appeared in Sketch.