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My Udemy Art Courses – Discount Offer Codes

Udemy Art Courses - Discount Codes
Udemy Art Courses – Discount Codes

I currently have 8 Courses available on Udemy. I have received some amazing reviews and the platform is very well done. If you are not happy with the content and my teaching style you have 30 Days to refund your course. I only want you to pay if you are extremely satisfied with my efforts! I am here to answer any questions you have so don’t hesitate to ask.

Here are my discount codes to get any of these courses at $10.99 with lifetime access on any device  – 

How to Draw Heads – Step by Step – From Any Angle –https://www.udemy.com/how-to-draw-heads-step-by-step-from-any-angle/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

How to Improve Your Creature Design Drawings – Step by Step – https://www.udemy.com/how-to-improve-your-creature-design-drawings-step-by-step/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

Digital Painting Amazing Fantasy Art in Manga Studio 5 – https://www.udemy.com/digitally-painting-amazing-fantasy-art-in-manga-studio-5/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Character Design – https://www.udemy.com/digital-painting-in-manga-studio-5-character-design/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

Digital Painting in Photoshop – Create Amazing Concept Art – https://www.udemy.com/digital-painting-in-photoshop-create-amazing-concept-art/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

How to Improve Your Figure Drawing – Step by Step – https://www.udemy.com/how-to-improve-your-figure-drawing-step-by-step/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Working in Perspective – https://www.udemy.com/digital-painting-in-manga-studio-5-working-in-perspective/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

How to Draw Comic Book Faces in Sketchbook Pro – https://www.udemy.com/creating-comic-book-faces-in-sketchbook-pro-8/?couponCode=RAMSTUDIOSCOMICSCODE

Thank you for showing interest in my content and good luck with your art studies!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

How to Draw Comic Style Heads – Step by Step – From Any Angle

How to Draw Comic Style Heads From Any Angle
How to Draw Comic Style Heads From Any Angle by Robert A. Marzullo

How to Draw Comic Style Heads – Step by Step – From Any Angle

In this Course you will learn how to draw heads from a variety of angles and different styles. You will learn how to break down the head into thirds with the “Adrew Loomis” method. This will make turning the head on the page much easier to accomplish. You will also learn techniques for mapping out the facial features of your character. We cover front, side, upward angle, downward angle, with both male and female faces.

You will also learn how to draw the heads of your characters with a less structured approach. This comes with practice but it can be very fun and expressive to do.

This course is 25 Lectures and the Run Time is 4hrs 14min.
You get all the Art Files in a single PDF Document at 300dpi to work along with.

NOTE – In this how to draw comics style heads course I reference other lessons that are available on my Gumroad or Skillshare. I talk about the lessons that teach you about drawing eyes, noses, mouths, etc. They are not part of this course but may help you if you need work on those specific areas.

Next the Project File!!

I would love your feedback on these how to draw lessons and I would also like to see your work! Complete the project file that I talk about in the Promo Video. Feel free to message me through Gumroad or Tag me in a post using Twitter or Instagram.
Instagram – @robert_marzullo
Twitter – @RobertMarzullo

Watch the Promo Video here – https://youtu.be/aS_JcZNpmVQ

I hope you find this course to be helpful and good luck with your studies! 🙂

Sincerely,

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics
www.ramstudioscomics.com

New Lessons on How to Draw Comic Style Hair – Male Characters

How to Draw Comic Style Hair Male
How to Draw Comic Style Hair Male Characters

Welcome back everyone!

In this class you will learn how to draw these 3 hair styles. We will cover basic form and rendering techniques that will apply to not just these but lots of other various hair styles as well. This should give you a basic understanding of how to design your own favorite hair style for your cool characters!

You can get this class here on my Gumroad – https://gum.co/KsSja

Or on my Skillshare here – http://skl.sh/2Bu5spR

Run time is 49 Minutes / 5 Lessons / 2 Art files

You will start with a male face that I have created for you. This allows you to simply focus on the hair drawing and not worrying too much about the characters face. Try creating lots of variations over the same pose. See how much you can change the characters look with a new hair style! Have fun with it! 🙂

If you have any questions I am here to help and thank you for your support of my lessons! More on the way real soon….

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

How to Draw Comic Style Eyes – Step by Step on Skillshare

How to Draw Comic Style Eyes
How to Draw Comic Style Eyes

In these lessons you will learn how to draw eyes in a variety of ways. You will learn how to draw eyes on an angle. We will cover how to break down the eye shapes and what to look for when drawing male or female eyes. Then you will learn how to draw youthful or aged eyes. You will also learn some rendering techniques along the way.

This class is 5 lessons / 1 Hour Total. These lessons are not software specific and they only focus on the drawing techniques.

Lesson 1 – Constructing the Eye

Lesson 2 – Drawing Eyes on an Angle

Lesson 3 – Drawing Male Vs Female Eyes

Lesson 4 – Drawing Eyes with Anger and Fear

Lesson 5 – Drawing an Eye Young and Old

You will also get the art files to work along with.

Let me know what you think of these lessons and I am here if you have any questions!

Get these Lessons here on my Skillshare – http://skl.sh/2vO7FX0

Or on my Gumroad here – https://gum.co/Gbvb

Thanks for your support! 🙂

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

www.ramstudioscomics.com

Watch the promo video here –

 

How to Improve Your Creature Design Drawing – Step by Step – Course

Creature Design Class
Creature Design Class

How to Improve Your Creature Design Drawing – Step by Step

In this course you will learn how to draw a variety of creature concepts. I will walk you through all the techniques that I use to draw imaginative creatures every day. This course is good for traditional and digital artists.

You will learn how to draw various studies to improve your knowledge and gain inspiration. We will cover break downs of specific areas in the creature anatomy to better understand how their bodies work.

You will learn to draw and study the spine since it is the foundation of almost any creature you will draw. I will walk you through creating lots of different concepts in this course.

Here is a break down of the Lessons that are currently available –

L1 – The Spine Says it All – In this lesson you will learn why studying the spine is so important and follow along with me as I illustrate a few examples.(Run Time – 13:09)

L2 – Thumbnailing the Concepts – In this lesson we will thumbnail 11 different concepts. This is an integral part of the design process. By keeping the ideas loose and the sketches quick ( 5-6 Minutes ) you can express a lot of concepts to work from. (Run Time – 8:54)

L3 – The Brain Box – In this lesson you will learn how to draw various heads for our creatures. We will talk about some of the differences that define predators and prey. (Run Time – 9:19)

L4 – Creating Variations in Your Concepts – In this lesson we will draw 6 creature designs but focus on making each one very different from the previous example. This can be a great way to stretch the imagination. (Run Time – 12:00)

L5 – Animal Leg Studies – It is important to study various parts of animal anatomy to gain perspective on your creature designs. Here we will draw 3 examples from animals and adjust them slightly to look more imaginative. (Run Time – 7:57)

L6 – Merging Concepts Together – In this lesson you will work with me as I draw 6 different creature limbs. Each will have at least 2 various traits mixed together to create the design. (Run Time – 11:04)

L7 – Adjusting Proportions – In this lesson you will learn how to create a creature concept and then adjust the proportions to make a very different version of that same creature. This can be another very useful exercise in developing a unique creature design. (Run Time – 11:03)

L8 – Project Ogre Thumbnails – In this lesson you will learn how to work from a script like a real pro does. This is a fun and important exercise to do so let’s get to it. We will start by drawing out our thumbnails to this concept. (Run Time – 17:02)

L9 – Cleaning up the Concept – In this lesson we will draw one more thumbnail and make our decision on what to keep and what to pitch. We will then start to clean up our sketch. (Run Time – 17:08)

L10 – Refining the Drawing – Now the heavy lifting has been done and we will start to refine the line work and make it pretty for the client or our portfolio…or both! (Run Time – 18:50)

More lessons are on the way and I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me. You also get access to all of these art files to study from.

Get this course here on my Gumroad – https://gum.co/HnBYY/ramstudioscomics101

Get a glimpse into this course here on my Youtube channel – https://youtu.be/FVDKCH8IwP4

Robert A. Marzullo                                                                                                      Ram Studios Comics

Creature Design – Drawing the Spider Queen

In this video I show the drawing process of this creature concept. I also talk about some of the ideas that went into this style of drawing.

This original artwork was inspired by Jorogumo from Japanese folklore. I created my own version of this concept in a more american comics style.

I hope you enjoy the work and more is on the way. If you want to see this finished artwork please visit our comics gallery here –

Comic Art Gallery

Thanks for stopping by and more on the way real soon!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

 

Creature Design Course – Coming Soon!

Next up…Designing Cool Creature Concepts

Creature Design Sketches by RAM
Creature Design Sketches by RAM

Ever wonder how people come up with tons of great ideas? Do they just have some sixth sense when it comes to illustrating fantastical beasts? Nah! They just know you need to study from nature more. Animals, insects, plants, sea life, even microscopic life forms will give you all you need to create that next mythological monster.

So in this next series of lessons we delve into that concept. I will show you how to create studies from the spine of various animals to have a foundation for your creature design. We will talk about the importance of quick thumbnails to explore a multitude of ideas. Then we will cover Predators versus Prey and what some of the noticeable differences are. Then we will put it all in action with a creature concept or two.

This will all be in a drawing style and not software specific so that digital and traditional artists can follow along. Working on the lessons now so check back for updates if you are interested.

Get theses lessons on my Skillshare or Gumroad in the links below.

Skillshare Classes – https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/ramstudioscomics

My Gumroad –

https://www.gumroad.com/robertmarzullo

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

 

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!

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

Get Lifetime Access to the course through my Gumroad here –

https://gum.co/cpHjA

Sincerely,

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

 

Learn to Draw and Paint an Ogre Concept in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint

Learn to Draw and Paint an Ogre Concept in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint

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Welcome back everyone! I have some new course content to share with you today. It is on drawing and painting an Ogre character concept in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint. In this course I will walk you through the entire process step by step while explaining the tools I use within this program.

Ogre Concept Art Sketch by RAM
Ogre Concept Art Sketch by RAM

Drawing and Refining the Concept

We will first start with the rough sketch where you will learn how to define the overall proportions of this creature design. You will learn a series of techniques to adjust and add to the existing line work to get the desired look of the character. Then I will show you how to clean up the line work and get it ready for the digital painting process.

Ogre Concept Art Flats by RAM
Ogre Concept Art Flats by RAM

Adding in the Flats and Separating the Work

In the next lessons we will go over how to add in the flat colors while segmenting the work. This will help us visualize the direction we are heading and aid in the painting process later on. Segmenting the work on complex characters or scenes can help you to retain a solid feel to the artwork until you build the confidence to no longer need these steps. Some artists use this method on every piece of artwork they create and others begin to use less and less layers over time as their skills with editing become more effective.  It is for you to decide what works best in your workflow.

Ogre Concept Art Painted by RAM
Ogre Concept Art Painted by RAM

After we have put all the foundational information in place we will begin to add in our digital painting effects. We will be using some custom brushes but not many. I have puposely created this artwork with a minimal set of brushes to show you that it can be done effectively with just a few good brushes. Amazing paintings can be done with just one brush but you will spend more time creating the effects you might be looking for. All the brushes I have used will be included with this course.

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This course consists of 19 step by step narrated lessons showing you how to draw and paint this character design. You get the art files and custom brushes to work along with. The total course is

4 Hours 29 Minutes long.

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So I am excited to know what you think and if you decide to take this course I hope you gain a lot of valuable techniques for your workflow. I am here if you have any questions!

You can get this entire Course on my Gumroad here – https://gum.co/lYFX

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics