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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

 

 

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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Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Working in Perspective

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 - Working in Perspective
Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Working in Perspective

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Working in Perspective

In this course I walk you through using the perspective tools inside of Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint. We first delve into the basics and the setup in one, two, and three point perspective. Then I walk you through the use of the special rulers. A lot of students have expressed a certain confusion about these tools but the reason they are difficult to understand is because they have lots of options for controlling the perspective.

I demonstrate these tools and show you how to make them much easier to work with. A few programs have now adopted perspective drawing tools but none of them are as functional and versatile as these are. The special rulers alone are huge time savers for comic book illustrators.

After I run through the basics I think take you through the entire process of creating the image you see above. ( Scroll to the next slide to see the entire picture. ) The majority of this course is all in real time with only small amounts time lapsed in areas where I have already explained the process in real time and didn’t want to bore you with repetition.

I also teach you how to setup and edit your work efficiently by making proper use of the groups and layers. As well as give you a better understanding of the blending modes.

By the end of this 5 hour course you will have worked through the entire image with me and learned what techniques I use to create my digital paintings.

With this course you get –

-19 Step by Step Video Lessons ( 5 hours of Narrated Content )

-City Scape Art File – Manga Studio 5 Format ( You can also request a PSD )

-Custom brushes that I used in this course

Like any other products you get from me on my Gumroad I am here to help you with any questions you have. I appreciate your support so don’t hesitate to ask, and giving me feedback for future lessons is greatly appreciated!

Good luck with your art!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

If you would like to take this course then visit this link – https://gum.co/KfBEj

 

 

 

Art Year in Review 2016 by Ram Studios Comics

Art Year in Review 2016

Best Art of 2016
Best Art of 2016

Well another year in the books and it went by all too fast. Now it is time to reflect and make some well needed improvements to my art. I am decently happy with some of my creations of this year but I have also found some real chinks in my armor. I don’t want to sound negative but I feel it is an integral part of growing one’s art abilities to find our flaws. To fix something you must first acknowledge it’s presence. And it is easy to look the other way when our work is less than perfect. A bad habit to get into if you want to improve.

So here are some of the things I will be working on this year and what I see wrong with my current work. First and foremost I will be focusing on my proportions. Exaggerating features is common in comics and science fiction illustrations but it must be kept in check or your art will border on the realm of amateurish. So to hone my skills and perception in that arena I will be doing lots of figure drawing studies. I don’t think there is any better excercise for that problem.  Unless I can get my hands on one of those machines from the Matrix where you can just upload the data to your brain box.

The next thing I want to improve this year will be my knowledge in adding colors. I think a few of my pieces came out nice but my ability with the coloring process could be much better. I am confident with the application of the colors and digital painting but I need to know more about moods, color balances, color theory, and all that jazz. I have always enjoyed creating the line work the most but now it is time to grow past that.

And finally, I want to improve my backgrounds and compositions. Drawing cool characters is great but you can’t bring them to life without amazing backgrounds. So I will be doing lots of studies where I break down the composition from all my favorite comic book panels. Don’t worry, I won’t steal any bodies work. I will just study the work and figure what my scenes are lacking.

There are lots of things I can complain about when it comes to getting better at my craft but I don’t want you to think I am an unhappy camper. I am extremely grateful for where I am at with my skill set. I just really want to be the very best that I can. So I am excited to learn all that I can in 2017 and I will do my best to share that process along the way. So if you enjoy comics like I do, please stick around! We can learn together.  😉

Robert A. Marzullo                                                                                                     Ram Studios Comics