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How to Draw Cool Character Designs – Mech Warrior on Skillshare

Mech Warrior Image by RAM
Mech Warrior Image by RAM

I have a new class on Skillshare –

“How to Draw Cool Character Designs – Mech Warrior.”

In these videos I will walk you through the process of drawing the character you see here. I go over how to sketch out the proportions of your character. Then I talk about how to construct your character design by using basic primitive shapes.

This is a beginner to intermediate class and it isn’t specific to any type of software. It is for traditional and digital artists to learn from.

I will also be adding more character designs so be sure to let me know what you would like to see in the future. I will do my best to make it happen.

If you have any questions I am always happy to help!

Right now you can use this link and get 2 months free of Premium on Skillshare. So watch all you can and really up your art game. There are tons of great instructors on that platform! 🙂

Use this link – https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/ramstudioscomics

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

http://www.ramstudioscomics.com

Drawing a New Suit Design for Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Image by RAM
Wonder Woman Image by RAM

Wonder Woman – New Suit Design

Do you want to try your hand at drawing a new suit design for Wonder Woman? Just download the image below and see what you can come up with.

There has been a variety of styles to this iconic character over the years.  This can be a fun exercise to do and a great way to try new things with the look of your character designs.

By using a pre-drawn pose like this one you can spend more time focusing on the details of the suit.  So when you are in the mood to draw poses make sure to save them to reference later.  This can be a huge time saver when a deadline is looming over your head!

Here is the Pose Reference Sheet – https://gum.co/YqUIG

Wonder Woman Base Pose
Wonder Woman Base Pose

Watch a Video here of How I Created mine in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint – https://youtu.be/xp1K38fle7Q

Good luck with your art and have fun! 😉

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

 

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Character Design Course

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 - Character Design
Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Character Design

In this Course you will learn How to Create a Fantasy Art Character from the rough sketch all the way to the finished paint work. We start with the drawing process and I explain how to make changes to the concept and not get too worried about everything being perfect in the beginning. There are lots of ways to edit the work and keep pressing forward within Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint.

We will then cover how to lay in the base paint work and use that to create and save our selections. You will learn how to use the layers to aid in your painting process, as well as how to work in a non-destructive approach.

Once the foundational information is in place we will begin to apply our digital painting effects with a variety of brushes. ( You will get access to all the brushes I use in this Course. )

You will also learn how to create and apply a texture effect for the chain mail on the characters armor. We will be using the “Distort” and “Mesh Transformation” features to accomplish this.

Through this course you will learn how to use : Layers and Groups, Combine Modes ( Blending Modes ), Custom Brushes, Hard and Soft Edge Shadows, Layer Masks, Quick Masks, Blending Brushes, Tonal Correction, Mirrored Windows, as well as General Drawing and Painting Techniques.

This course is 9 Hours and 17 Minutes total run time. 35 Individual Lessons.

You get the Layered Art Files and the Custom Brushes to work along with.

I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me to make this a better Course for everyone. So please feel free to let me know!

Get the Course here on my Gumroad – https://gum.co/cpHjA

I hope you find this content to be extremely informative and good luck with your ART! 😉

Sincerely,

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Next Lesson for Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Character Design

Elven Warrior Woman by Robert A. Marzullo
Elven Warrior Woman by Robert A. Marzullo

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Character Design

I am currently working on my next lesson for drawing and painting in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint.  This fantasy art piece will be what I demonstrate from start to finish while explaining the tools I use within Manga Studio 5.

In these lessons you will learn how I draw out a concept like this one and continue to make changes until I am satisfied. Then we will move to applying the paint effects. You will learn how I use layers and groups, combine modes, custom brushes, quick masks, mesh transformation, and pretty much everything it takes to bring this artwork to completion. You will even learn some cool post processing techniques that I use to get my artwork ready for the old portfolio!

You will also get some cool custom brushes to work along with as well as a copy of the art file.

I will keep everyone posted on the release of this next lesson so be sure to follow me on my Gumroad here –

http://www.gumroad.com/robertmarzullo

Thanks for your support and good luck with your art! 😉

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

 

 

Learn to Draw Action Heroes by Robert A. Marzullo

Learn to Draw Action Heroes
Learn to Draw Action Heroes

My new book is now completed and off to the printer! Super excited to share this with everyone. I have been working on this for months and I had to keep it under my hat which is tough for someone like me that likes to blab a lot!

The book is “Learn to Draw Action Heroes!” It is a 144 page monster with all kinds of step by step examples. I did my best to break down all the parts that go into drawing dynamic action heroes.

It is being printed and distributed by Impact Books. It is also available for Pre-Order on Amazon. The actual book will be released on September 13th 2017. Get your copy here – http://amzn.to/2soW3Yp

I put a lot of work into this one and I would love to know what you think of it if you decide to get a copy. As with any of my products I am here to help if you have any questions. Feel free to leave an honest review so others will know what they are getting.

If you like you can also watch a video of this cover being inked and colored here on my Youtube channel –  https://youtu.be/ZDTw4_NzC8E

I will be sharing some samples pages real soon.

Thanks for tuning in and good luck with your art! 😉

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

New Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint Brushes are Available!

Custom Brushes for Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint
Custom Brushes for Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint

New brushes are available in my Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint Set. If you already have the set then just download the new brushes  and let me know what you think!

If you want your very own copy then you can get them here on my Gumroad – https://gum.co/TQPbf

The new brushes are chain mail, dragon belly, scales, rock formations, brick wall, and more are on the way!

You can watch some of these brushes in action in this demo video – https://youtu.be/uyu7jaG2LNg

Always looking for new ideas so let me know what brushes you would like to see in future update and good luck with your art!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Digital Painting in Photoshop – Create Amazing Concept Art Now on Skillshare!

Digital_Painting_Course_in_Photoshop
Digital Painting Course in Photoshop

Digital Painting in Photoshop – Create Amazing Concept Art

You can now view this course on my Skillshare.  This course is almost 7 hours so be ready to get your learn on. This is packed with 27 lessons and covers every tool I could think of when doing my digital paintings.

You also get access to the art files and custom brushes. Please do not redistribute them. They are for your personal use only.

Just remember that if you want to own this course you may want to visit my Gumroad or Udemy. Skillshare will only give you access for as long as you are a monthly subscriber. It is like the Netflix of the online learning world. 😉

Here is your link and I hope you enjoy this class! http://skl.sh/2qxRv2g

I am here if you have any questions so don’t hesitate to ask.

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

www.gumroad.com/robertmarzullo

Digital Painting in Photoshop – Create Amazing Concept Art – Course

 

Digital_Painting_Course_in_Photoshop
Digital_Painting_Course_in_Photoshop

My new course on Digital Painting in Photoshop is now available on my Gumroad.

I walk you through the entire process of creating this character design. We start with a basic pose that I provide to you and we draw the concept and refine it. Through the painting process I explain all of the tools and how best to use them in your workflow.

This course currently sits at 6.8 hours of content delivered in 27 lessons that you can reference back to when learning things like layers and groups, blending modes, adjustment layers, custom brush settings, selections tools, quick mask, liquify and warp, and many more.

I did my best to create this course the way that I would want to learn it. It has taken me years to become proficient at digital painting in Photoshop so I hope this will save you some time in your journey!

You can get it now for $12 before the offer expires and it will be set to $15. It comes with a full brush pack – ( 50 Custom Brushes ) and Art Files to work with.

I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me to improve my digital products for you. I am also willing to add new lessons if you find something that will make this course more beneficial to everyone.

Get This Course Here – https://gum.co/remqf/ramstudioscomics101

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

 

 

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Conceptual Elements: Course on Skillshare

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 - Conceptual Elements: Course on Skillshare
Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Conceptual Elements: Course on Skillshare

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Conceptual Elements

Get my classes on Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint on Skillshare. Learn to paint with this awesome program. This is a basic step by step approach to get you started in digital painting.

We start with basic conceptual elements to learn the interface. Then we move into weapon design.

More lessons are being added now so sign up and get studying. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂

-You also get custom brushes and art files to work with and I am here if you have any questions.

Get Started Here — http://skl.sh/2pYzuco

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

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How to Draw Comic Style Hair – 3 Ways – Narrated Lesson

How to draw comic style hair 3 ways
How to draw comic style hair 3 ways

Here is my next lesson for Drawing Comic Style Hair 3 different ways.

This started as a request from one of my Patreon supporters. I have done some other tutorials on my Youtube channel but this one is a more in depth look with art files to work along with.

I have struggled with getting the right look for hair for many years so I know what others mean when they say they just cannot seem to draw it properly. It is one of those things you will always be studying to get better at. Just like hands, faces, and feet. ( Yuck! I hate drawing feet. lol )

So don’t beat yourself up in the process and just take your time. Draw from as many resources as possible to gain your perspective on the subject. Great artists are not made overnight. It takes lots of time and lots of studies!

In this lesson I will walk you through my process step by step in real time. You will see how I built up the shapes and design the hair style I am after. I then show you how I place the shadows and add in the render lines or texture of the hair. I also talk about the importance of simplifying the process for your comic book style art.

So I hope this lesson will shed some well needed light on that subject matter for you and keep in mind that I am here to help. If you have any questions or requests for future content I am listening!

Get this Lesson here – https://gum.co/gSXXs

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics