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.
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!
I am now teaching a class on Skilshare. The current class if focused on Figure Drawing and Comic Character creation. I will be adding more lessons each week so let me know what you want to learn and I will make it happen! I want to teach some techniques for breaking down the poses and reconstructing them with confidence. My classes are more for aspiring comic book artists but they can be translated well for fine artists too. The same basic principles apply and a lot of what I will be teaching can apply to other things in your art.
I hope you find this content valuable and I am interested to hear what you think. There will be exercises to make sure you are learning what you need to. That is one of the things I find pretty neat about Skillshare. As well as the lessons being smaller bite size segments, unlike my larger courses on Udemy and my Gumroad.
Sign up for my Skilshare classes here and I look forward to helping you with your ART!! http://skl.sh/2nBoUec
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!
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!
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 –
Free Lesson from My Course on How to Improve Your Figure Drawing
This is lesson 2 from my course on How to Improve Your Figure Drawing Step by Step that is available on both Udemy and my Gumroad. This will give you an idea of what you can find in the full course.
In this lesson I show you how to break down the arm with basic shapes to make drawing it from your mind much easier. This won’t replace knowing your anatomy. That takes years to accomplish. But this will give you the fundamental knowledge to build upon. I create these types of studies all the time to continually improve. You will also get the art files from each lesson in this course.
The entire course goes through each of the body parts of both male and female. This is a basic approach to figure drawing. This entire tutorial is 3.5 hours. I share techniques that I have used over the years to create comic book illustrations and storyboards for television. You will learn how to systematically break down the various parts of the body into simpler shapes. As I illustrate each area step by step you will follow along and learn from my studies. This will give you insight into how I create my artwork and create poses from the mind. I also share what techniques I use to improve my knowledge of the human form. Things like gesture drawings, timed studies of the pose, negative space drawing, foreshortening, perspective, organic versus angular lines, and much more. You will also be given a copy of the art files that I have created here so that you can work along and study from them. By the end of this course you should be more confident in constructing your figure drawings from the mind and have a better understanding of the human form.
BONUS Content! ( Only on my Gumroad ) Now by getting this course you will also get my lessons on How to Draw and Shade Muscular Arm Poses just to sweeten the deal. Includes the art files as well! 😉 Sample Video – https://youtu.be/0w6m3KiMfZ4
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 –
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.
Here is a quick step by step drawing of Batman’s mask. This character is a great way to test your level of drawing. He is very recognizable so the mistakes will be easy to spot. I always revisit popular characters for that reason. And they are just fun to draw. I will be doing lots of these so as I get them uploaded there will probably be a gallery or something dedicated to them. You can also make requests so that if and when I get some time I can create them.
This is the way that I have always gotten better at my drawings. I want to show other artists that this can be a great way to learn complex drawings for comics. By breaking down the simple parts like this, you can make those tough drawings easier to accomplish. That’s how I do it anyways.
And of course we can’t forget about the guns! Can’t have superheroes without big muscly arms. 😉 I will also be adding some more step by step drawing lessons on proportions as well. That is another sticky topic area for most of us. I constantly struggle with them myself. One of the reasons I like to create these is that I get better with my own artwork as I am sharing these with my fellow artists. Everyone wins that way!
So make sure to check back real soon for more step by step drawing lessons. Share this blog post if you find it helpful and informative. I need lots of feedback to make this site work for everyone. More of these are on the way and let me know if you have any questions. Good luck with your art!
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.
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.
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!