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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Web comics Kungfu fighting action pack Kapow Express

Web comics Kungfu fighting action pack Kapow Express...well it's also comedy from time to time.
Here is another update from Kapow Express:

FINALLY!
***Adding another half page update on July 9th, 2009
ENJOY! :)

It's been sometimes, I have been trying to do good drawing or painting in the past couple of days...it didn't turn out...but tonight possibly I am determine to make the better one than the last Digital painting video tutorial Court Lady, or at least up to the same par.

Anyway, it's KAPOW EXPRESS time.
Previously on Kapow: Cheng, Bing Bing, and unconcious Mei ran into the strangely quiet village. They see nobody in town. Apparently, the red lantern OLD lady showed up...and it accidentally scared them. Mei woke up wondering where she is. The kung fu kids are looking for lodge and food, but seems no one can offer them in this town. Here is what happen next:

And for newest art tutorials don't forget here Digital painting video tutorial Court Lady, and recent pieces Drawing Tutorial Zombie ninja character. Also if you are looking for something a little more challenging Mecha Robot Tutorial process update.

Here is Chapter 2 page 7 *The First Half!!!
Enjoy!!!
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Here is previous post Online Manga Comics Kapow Express Chapter 2 page 6
Or check the whole comic at Manga Online Comics Kapow Express

Hope you enjoy the Manga Comics
Peace!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Digital Painting Process Character Rogue Samurai Swordsman Update

Digital Painting Process Rogue Samurai Swordsman Update.

Here is an update on the image I worked on for fun. I notice something I should mention. Usually the first half hour of painting is more like a warm up for me, so does in drawing. During the time, things usually but not always don't come together as well as I expect.
But things started to pieces together after that, it is usually goes really well when I have about an hour in and then taper off after a few hours.
So currently I spend the first half hour doodling and studying on other image as a warm up before I start painting the project that I left off mid way. I found it gives me better result instead of jumping in right away without warming up. I notice that in life drawing also, I usually have to spend about 15 minutes struggling to get where I think I should be. In case you missed, you can look at the previous post for step by step digital painting tutorial Rogue Samurai

Another tip is that I could work on a few images at the same time, then alternate them as I feel like what I want to work on at times. This way you won't get sick of just working on one image. On the plus side, you could found some idea while working on environment for your character concept or the other way around.

Art Tip: "Decide what is in light and what is in shadow and don’t mix them up. Think like a comic artist. Two values, but if they are well thought out and designed and drawn they can look totally real." Craig Mullins

Here is the update images on "Rogue Swordsman" or should I say "Swordsgirl"?



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Click here to download a Bigger version: Rogue Samurai
The image is almost final, still have a few minor stuff to paint over.
So one more update and she should be done, I hope. :)

*Last image update on July 16, 2009*

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Drawing tutorial Zombie Ninja character design

Zombie Ninja digital painting tutorial character design. Well, the last post I did about the first edition of drawing the color sketch zombie ninja (see Manga tutorial drawing zombie ninja it also include many of ninja drawing tutorial links.)didn't really fit what I had in mind. It came out like a sub-par quality which is kind of disappointing. So I did another quick character design again last night. Most of the important elements of the character I keep, like the goggles, darts, pants (almost Hakama like), etc. This time it is creepier, darker and more menacing. Just like what I actually want the character to be.

If you are a beginner, look for more video tutorial on male body, anotomy and such go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomy tutorial. And Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep There will also be some basic include there. Then you could try out the following tutorial.

Anyway, here is my revenge on my own drawing. ANOTHER version (better) of the same character. I am going to name him "Kenishi" and for sure he will be in Kapow Express. Yes, there will be some Japanese Empire army involve because the time line fall into WWII in the Pacific. But I am not sure why is there a zombie ninja. You will have to follow the Manga comics, ha ha.

Art Tips: From time to time, Doodle with an ballpoint pen. It will get a rid of your bad noodling habits, make you more decisive and have less FEAR of putting down a REAL confident manly line. -Xia

Here is "Zombie Ninja" character design color sketch

Here are step by step drawing and painting process:

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I decided the change the weapons in stead of duo Katana, I replace it with unconventional weapon like Kama because I think it's creepier and sort of unexpected.
Here is a final Zombie Ninja color sketch.
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Some helpful tips from my videos:
Tutorial on Arm

Tutorial on Man's Body (torso)


Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet or Genius MousePen 6x8
Softwares:
-Gimp or Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)


FEATURE TUTORIALS:
Environmental Concept Sketch Tutorial
Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial I: Female Manga Fusion I
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial II: Female Manga Fusion II
-Character Design Tutorial: Dark Valkyrie

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Drawing Anime Girl tutorial

Drawing Anime Girl tutorial quick sketching process
A BASIC tutorial on drawing a girl in the manga anime style, this time focusing on simple drawing and coloring techniques.

I thought I haven't really done clean vibrant Anime/Manga stylize influence in a while...so I just sketched up one last night. First I was going for the high key but then the colors and values kind of sway me so I change my mind to keep it at mid key somehow. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Here is a couple hi-key color tutorials Anime Tutorial How to draw and color (This one with light blue color schemes and leaning more toward color scheme.), Draw Anime Girl (This one uses complimentary color schemes Blue and Orange very subdue and bright at the same time) and Draw and Color Comics woman (This is off blue to green with complimentary peachy skin tone.) Hope these help!

Art tips: If you want to be a superb artist, always have a sketchbook at all times. Doodle, scribble, sketch. Play with shapes and lines. Nothing intense, just silly scribbling. You could even do it while watching your TV.

Final sketch: Drawing Anime/Manga Style girl


Here are step by step still images:
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Final image:
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Here is a Video tutorial: How to draw anime girl


Peace!

PREMIUM TUTORIALS:
Environmental Concept Sketch Tutorial
Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial I: Female Manga Fusion I
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial II: Female Manga Fusion II



Friday, June 19, 2009

Sketching background for Manga comics process

Sketching background for Manga comics process.

There are some request on the subject of the interior background tutorial for comics, manga, and concept. I will admit that it is not really my cup of tea, it took me longer than it should. But I gave it a shot anyway since I have to do a few for the coming panel for Manga comics Kapow Express.

Comes to think about it, I haven't done much of the setting tutorial like interior of a building or corridor. Most of the environment tutorial I did was mostly landscape and concept art landscape tutorial (painting Magma river concept), also this one is a little more basic draw and paint landscape technique (mountains, water, sunset theme). One more here is drawing and painting landscape (WaterFall), How to draw and paint snow rocky mountain scenery. The one that I felt it's similar to anything interior or building is Cityscape Environmental tutorials.
Also Environmental design sketch one point perspective

Anyway, I hope to do more quick interior or set stuff soon. And hopefully I will get faster at them so I can understand them more and record a video tutorial. But for now, they are just step by step images

Art Tips: Finding new places to take your art actually requires you to mess up...a lot. Every piece cannot be a masterpiece, nor should it be. - Scottie Young

Quick Background for comics color sketch

Here is a step by step sketching and coloring background process:

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Here is a final color sketch:
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New Drawing Video tutorials:
-Painting tutorial limited color palette 001
-Portrait painting from life step by step
-Drawing body muscle and abs shading and render

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Painting over my old anime girl drawing process

Painting over my old anime girl drawing process, girl with guns!

This one sketch and quick color of Anime Girl I did a couple years back. And I thought it is a good time to kind of revive and paint over and see what I could come up with.
There is something about this color sketch even though it's neither finished nor anatomically 100% correct. It has something that I am fond of, could not pin point what it is.

I really have a hard time repainting and reimagining the image as it exist. The process goes really slow, I am struggling to make it look better overall. I could not resist trying to make the face become a little more realistic or render it out. But every time (I did a few versions) I paint over the face, it lost its originality or its identity. Plus, none of them looks as charming. So I decided to leave the face as is for now.

Here are step by step of what I did with it
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Grrrrr.......no so happy here yet. Still to be continued.

I wasn't really happy with the result of what I've done to it so far, but there are some elements that I think worth keep working on and spend a few more hours exploring. I might be able to turn this sinking ship around. I'm thinking using the character's proportion and shape from the 2nd panel with the latest version of the scene possibly.

Anyhow, this one went on the wrong direction so I did another one which is more of what I am looking for here draw and color Anime girl step by step.

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet (new from Wacom!) Economy for everyone.
Softwares:
-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)
*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

FEATURE TUTORIALS:
Environmental Concept Sketch Tutorial
Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial I: Female Manga Fusion I
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial II: Female Manga Fusion II
-How to draw Mecha design

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Online Comics Kung Fu Comedy crazy cool Kapow Express

Online Comics Kung Fu Comedy crazy cool Kapow Express panels update again.

Ok, I decided to update again replace the half with the whole page of Kapow Express. :)

Just a few panels I quickly color sketch them out... cuz I figure most of you (if you are paying any attention to the comics.) would want to know what happen next. And believe me, so do I. I wish I could draw and paint faster than I am now. It would be nice if I could draw and paint panels as fast as I come up with the story and such.

OK, if you are interested in this particular Manga style here are some tutorials Draw Manga facial expression. Also here is some Naruto stuff (I know, I can't help it) How to draw Naruto Manga Anime. And some tutorial with full body (figure) and stuff How to draw Manga Anime girl, How to draw Goth Anime girl *include the use of digital screentone (half tone), Drawing tutorial zombie ninja character (*This one has a lot more render detail) and Draw Metal Gear Girl female assassin style. Well, check it out. Hope you enjoy them tuts.

Here is Chapter 2 page 6 *The whole page!!!
Enjoy!!!
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Here is previous post Kapow Express Chapter 2 page 5
Or check the whole comic at Manga Online Comics Kapow Express

As usual, feel free to give me idea on the story line, gags...something cool that should happen. It's fun to implement the audiences' thought.

Cheers!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Separate line drawing layer in Photoshop from scanned drawing, tips for artist.

Separating lines from scanned drawing in Photoshop, tips for artist.

This technique you won't need to set the layer with the lines to multiply and you'll be able to change colors to the lines very easy later on. Very useful when you want to do comics book with outlines style and anime with outlines. Especially if you have a solid black ink drawing your art will turn out sharp and clean!

I receive this suggestion from e-mail from a fellow artist so all the credits go to him.
Submitted and written by Otoniel Duran

1.Select the layer with the lines (make sure the whole layer background has a color "whatever color" or just the corners).

2.Ctrl+A to select the whole layer.

3.Ctrl+C to copy the layer.

4.Alt+click on the layer mask to edit it.

5.Ctrl+V to paste the image there.

6.Ctrl+I to inverse the colours of the image on the layer mask.

7.Now Click on the normal Layer to edir the original image with the lines.

8.Select all and Delete the whole layer.

9.Now paint bucket the whole layer with black.

***Also you guys can make an action buttons for any of the technique. Then when you have to do it again you just click the button without having to go through the whole thing over again.

And there you go... Paint anything under the layer with the lines without havint to set it to multiply.
And if you want to paint the lines just paint on the black layer where the lines were originaly.

You can also make a copy layer with all the colours of the drawing, Gausian blur it around 10 or more, make a layer on top with a dark hot color, color burn it for 80% opacity something like that, merge it...
copy it... paste on top of the layer that had the lines once... and merge it down .. hit preserve :)... and there you go lines with similar colors of the drowing but darker... can always get darker~to~black with the burn tool ;p

Submitted and written by Otoniel Duran

If you have any suggestion and tips on Photoshop technique or anything drawing related that we should share. Feel free to submit your article via email (xiataptara@hotmail.com)

Thanks for sharing and have fun

Recent Drawing Video tutorials:
-Drawing tutorial zombie ninja character
-Sketch character design Villain
-How to quick color comics panel process
-Limited color patette study 002

Friday, June 12, 2009

FREE Photoshop Brush set download Paint Markers

FREE Photoshop Brush set download Paint Markers.


FREE Photoshop Brush set download Finger Paint.


Enjoy the Free Brushes, Now go paint something with it.

Recent Drawing Video tutorials:
-Drawing tutorial zombie ninja character
-Sketch character design Villain
-How to quick color comics panel process
-Limited color patette study 002
-Painting tutorial limited color palette 001
-Mecha Robot concept tutorial process update

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Web comics Manga Kapow Express more quick panel update

Web comics Manga Kapow Express more quick panel update.

I thought I would update the Online Manga more frequently for a few more weeks so that I would get the idea, story, and my enthusiastic into the flow. Lucky you those who are requesting more and more Manga. I know I kind of slow down on producing quick video tutorials...but don't worry it will come in times. I just need to refresh and trying to acquire new idea for up coming video tutorial on how to draw and paint.

Previously on Kapow: Cheng, Bing Bing, and unconcious Mei ran into the strangely quiet village. It seems like there is no one in town. Appearently, some OLD LADY with red lantern showed up...and it scared them just a little. And this is what next...

Kapow Express Chapter 2 page 5 (last half)
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Go read Previously posted: Cheng and Bing Bing ran into an old lady
Or READ the whole thing goto Kapow Express online: KapowExpress.com Online Manga

As usual, feel free to give me idea on the story line, gags...something cool that should happen. It's fun to implement the audiences' thought. I actually have linage plot layout, but you guys could help me add flavor, gags, events to this comedy ACTION PACK!!! This is probably the only Manga you could help the creator with your input. :)

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet or
Genius MousePen 6x8
Softwares:
-Gimp (Free Download)

-Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)


New Drawing Video tutorials:
-How to quick color comics panel process
-Limited color patette study 002
-Painting tutorial limited color palette 001
-Mecha Robot concept tutorial process update
-Portrait painting from life step by step
-Drawing body muscle and abs shading and render
-Painting from life session step by step tutorial

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sketch character design new villain for Kapow Express Manga

Sketch character design new villain for Kapow Express Manga.

Here is another character villain character. This guys is extremely genius like a mad scientist for the Japanese Empire WWII military special ops called "Midnight Blood". It's secret operation station on the quiet town right next to HangZhou before the war actually start. He came in the rank of "Shōshō" or "Major-General."
Yeah I know the comics is getting complicated and possibly interesting than you think right?

Here is a final sketch of un-named yet (Major)

It's a really quick and rough character sketch...nothing fancy.

Let's ...ok step by step how I draw his facial structure.

1)
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2)
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3)
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4)
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5) Final Face sketch study
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If you are a beginner, look for more video tutorial on male body, anotomy and such go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomy tutorial. And Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep There will also be some basic include there. Then you could try out the following tutorial.

In this tutorial, the study I was doing is leaning toward Asian male type. If you are looking for more variety of different type of Facial structure tutorial go to Character Design Face Male Merchant Character, or Drawing Male Face Swordman and Learn how to draw and paint face. They might be what you are looking for.
If you are a beginners drawer. Then for more basic type of just drawing without detail render: How to draw person head basic and Draw and render human head with different light sources. (These two are a little more basic)
Also watch my last tutorial: Drawing Tutorial Zombie Ninja have fun.

Watch the Video Tutorial: Drawing and sketching facial feature



Then I design the character... after I study the face.
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Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet or Genius MousePen 6x8
Softwares:
-Gimp or Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)


More interesting Video tutorials:
-How to quick color comics panel process
-Limited color patette study 002
-Painting tutorial limited color palette 001
-Mecha Robot concept tutorial process update

FEATURE TUTORIALS:

Environmental Concept Sketch Tutorial
Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial I: Female Manga Fusion I
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial II: Female Manga Fusion II
-Character Design Tutorial: Dark Valkyrie

Thursday, June 4, 2009

How to color a comic panel process tutorial step by step

How to color a comic panel process tutorial step by step.

Here is one of my favorite panel from the last update. An old lady with lantern, this one came out the way I really want the whole chapter to turn out, but it's most likely impossible. I like how the lighting in this particular panel turns out personally.
As when I do comic or Manga (color) panel, it requires quick way to finish (unlike illustration), not to the point of perfection but readability so that we can move on to the next panel and make the story flow.

Anyway, in this particular one I sketch out an image on a paper (a page in my sketchbook), then I scan it in and the process is as simple as down below step by step. Enjoy!

Here is how I color my comics Manga, final render.

Here are step by step process:
1)
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6) Fin
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Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet or
Genius MousePen 6x8
Softwares:
-Gimp (Free Download)

-Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Professional software)


New Drawing Video tutorials:
-Limited color patette study 002
-Painting tutorial limited color palette 001
-Portrait painting from life step by step
-Drawing body muscle and abs shading and render
-Painting from life session step by step tutorial
-Manga tutorial drawing background
-Mech Mega Robot Concept

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