Tutorials

 
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, …

 
Terror of the Mind: A Look at My Illustration Process

This week, I thought I’d share a little insight into my illustration process work. Before I begin any illustration, I have an idea for what I want to accomplish. For …

 
Attitude Poses using the Two Can technique

Understanding body language is essential to making your character poses more expressive. When most novice artists start out, they tend to draw their characters in an upright position. This position …

 
Dramatic Lighting Effects Using the Gradient Tool in Photoshop

One technique used a lot, particularly in comics like Penny Arcade, is the use of dramatic lighting. Through a lot of trial and error and experimentation, I finally figured out …

 
My custom brush settings for Manga Studio Pro EX

The brush you use for digital inking can make or break your work. I’ve used Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro and Manga Studio Pro. I always seem to come back to Manga …

 
Starting Clean: My Photoshop Customizations in CS6

Below are the settings and customizations I immediately set up after a fresh install of Adobe Photoshop. Many of these workflow customizations save me huge amounts of time. Your mileage …