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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

 

 

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

Figure Drawing Foundations – Proportions

Figure Drawing Proportions
Figure Drawing Proportions

Figure Drawing Foundations – Proportions by Clayton Barton

Hello fellow comic art guys and gals. I have a pretty cool offer for you if you find yourself wanting to get better at drawing comic book hero proportions. We have all struggled in that department a time or two and it never hurts to work on that subject as much as possible. So here is just the thing to get those mental gears working on that topic.

Figure Drawing Foundations – Proportions by Clayton Barton. Clayton has done a stand up job at breaking down the barriers when it comes to understanding proportions. He goes into great detail on this subject and sheds light on this tricky topic. He also gives you a nice variety of tiers to choose from. Since one size doesn’t fit all, you can choose from a few packages to suit your level of interest for this topic.

In the various packages you get video walkthroughs, PDF’s, access to a virtual classroom, and lots of finely crafted lessons. I have been drawing a long time and I must admit that I am finding some great tips and tricks in here that I needed to learn. He has done an excellent job at covering all the bases to understanding body proportions and character designs. He breaks it down in an easy to follow manner which is so valuable when doing these types of studies.

So if you need that level up on your character work this is the course content to check out. And please share the work. Clayton is an amazing teacher and to keep him creating great content sharing the work is essential!

You can get his content here and good luck with your art!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

www.ramstudioscomics.com

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

 

 

 

How to Draw Hands – 6 Different Poses – Narrated

How to Draw Hands – 6 Different Ways – Video Lesson

In this video I discuss how to draw hand poses and things to look for to make this process easier.  I talk about some of the primitive shapes that are noticeable in the hands when designing your art pose. As well as study methods to commit more of this to memory.

Hands are always a tricky topic but it is important to not shy away from them because you find them difficult to do. We learn a lot from drawing hands and they are in integral part of telling a great story within your illustrations.

If you have any questions about this video lesson then please feel free to comment and I will do my best to help you if I can. Either in a response or through and upcoming video.  Good luck with your art and thank you for reading!

To support my work and get additional video course content you can visit my Gumroad here –

http://www.gumroad.com/robertmarzullo

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics
http://www.ramstudioscomics.com

How to Draw Superheroes Step by Step

How to Draw Superheroes Step by Step

Welcome to Ram Studios Comics.  Here you will find step by step instructions on how to draw superheroes.  The lessons on this site will be easy to understand.  I will cover all the basics of drawing comics and the  characters within them.  I believe that anyone can become a great artist if they love to create.  It is the passion that drives us not the talent.  If you love to create comics then you can do it!

On this site you will find simple drawing methods.  Sometimes they will appear to be basic and maybe even boring at your current level of artistry.  But, I assure you it all serves a purpose.  By studying the basics we can make the complex drawings easier to accomplish.  Superhero drawings are complex when we try to draw them at first.  After learning about the smaller parts to the whole, it becomes much easier to do.

You can also head over to my Gumroad and get my course on How to Improve Your Figure Drawing Step by Step here –

http://www.gumroad.com/robertmarzullo

 

how to draw superheroes

How Long will it Take me to Learn Superhero Anatomy?

I get this type of question all the time.  How do I learn figure drawing?  How long did it take you to learn how to draw superheroes? And the list goes on and on.  There is no quick answer to these questions and there is no quick road to success.  It takes years to develop the skills to draw the body well.  I also cannot proclaim to know if you will learn quicker or slower than I did.  All I can tell you is that drawing the human form properly is hard work.  But, like I said previously, “The passion drives us, not the talent!”  The talent is a by product of the passion.  So be ready to work hard and also be thankful that there is not an easy road to success.  This is what makes your desired profession out of the reach of so many others.  Like the old saying goes, “If it was easy, everyone would do it!”

To get started, head over to our step by step section where you can find study guides.

Step by Step – Drawing Lessons

More lessons are on the way and let’s us know what you think of the site.  As well as what you need help with in your own superhero drawing process!

 

 

 

Drawing and Painting Courses on Udemy – Learn to Draw

Drawing and Painting Courses  on Udemy

You can get access to my drawing courses on Udemy as well as the art files to study from.  As a digital artist trying to make a living with my new studio setup I was looking around for better ways to do this.  I love to draw commissions but I never seemed to get enough of them to stay busy.  But I noticed through my Youtube channel that I was getting a lot of people wanting to know how I do what I do.  I was first approached to do online teaching by Tuts Plus of Envato and though it was a very amazing opportunity to work with those guys the work started to slow after a few courses.  They started to make cut backs and I needed to keep pressing forward.

How to Improve Your Figure Drawing Step by Step

drawing courses on Udemy how to improve your figure drawing
How to Improve Your Figure Drawing Step by Step

Click Here to Visit this Course on Udemy – My Discount Code

Digital_Painting_Course_in_Photoshop
Digital_Painting_Course_in_Photoshop

Click Here to Visit this Course on Udemy – My Discount Code

So as I searched the endless space that is the internet I found Udemy.  I also found a bunch of others but I ultimately settled on Udemy because they do so well at helping you to promote your content and they have an extremely active Facebook group that all seem happy to help the newbie’s which is huge.

So I started making course content for them and because you retain rights to your work I also offer the same content through my Gumroad as well.  The best thing about Udemy is that students are going there specifically for learning so they are willing to spend to gain that instruction.  I don’t have to try to sell them on anything because they are already there with that intention.  I don’t mind the occasional sales pitch but it does conflict with that I would rather be doing and that is creating art and teaching others how to better create their art.

Creating Comic Book Faces in Sketchbook Pro 8

Creating comic book faces in sketchbook pro 8
Creating Comic Book Faces in Sketchbook Pro 8

Click Here to Visit this Course on Udemy – My Discount Code

So Here are a few of my courses on Udemy.  I hope you enjoy them if you decide to take them and fee free to ask any questions if you have them.  They have a great question and review setup as well.  I want to know if you find something that could have been better.  I am continually trying to improve what I do so please let me know!

 

-Robert