Tutorials

 
Using 3D models for 2D background layouts

Background layouts can be tough to draw consistently. Something that I have been experimenting with lately is using 3D tools to assist in creating 2D backgrounds. Using 3D tools, such …

 
How to Make a PDF portfolio book using Photoshop in 5 Minutes

Many companies require candidates to send an online portfolio when applying for a position. Sending JPEG files in a zipped folder is so 1996. So what are your options? A) …

 
Brainstorming Character Design with Alchemy

Developing and designing new characters can be tough. There is a tendency most artists have when faced with a blank canvas, and that is to draw what you feel most …

 
Getting a Killer Custom Brush for Inking in Manga Studio

Manga Studio is my go-to tool for digital penciling and inking. Due to popular request, I have taken some screenshots of the brush settings I use when inking in Manga …

 
The 6.5 Best Sites to Spruce Your Color Swatches

Tired of staring at the drab default color swatch palette? Looking for some new color schemes to incorporate into your designs? If you’re like me, the answer is probably “often”. …

 
Social Network Overload and the Artist: How Much is Too Much?

Managing Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and a slew of other social networks can be daunting to anyone – particularly the artist. But is it really necessary? And if so, …