People always ask me how I learned how to draw, all the time. “How do you do that?” they say. The answer is easy – practice! And the best way to practice is to grab something random in your house, set it up, and draw a still life. As you draw, pay close attention to the textures, the lights and darks caused by light, the shape of the object, etc. All of these things come into play when you are drawing. Did you bring your sketchbook? Draw!
The best way to get better at drawing is to do it. What do you need to draw? A nice sketchbook helps. The only problem, which one should you get? I have several sketchbooks that I use which are different sizes. I’m going to be starting a sketching series and in order to sketch it helps to have a sketchbook!
In case you didn’t know it, I’m working on a project with my best friend. He is writing a graphic novel and wants me to illustrate it. I don’t mind and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at sequential art. However, there are some challenges. For example, drawing the same character in different poses, coloring, adding dramatic lighting, etc. I could go on and on about this subject because there are literally hundreds of things to know. Comic book illustration isn’t easy. Anyway, many people want to learn to draw but get stumped. They just don’t know what to do. You are more than welcome to follow me. I’m going to create my own program to improve on my skills and I’ll share my learning.
Woo hoo! I tried to upload a video to YouTube and, believe it or not, it worked. So now I have the option of posting on my website OR my YouTube channel OR both! I think I’ll do both. I mean, I am a teacher and I do have the summer off so why not indulge?
I’m working on a foreshortening series starting with hands and then moving into the face. I need work on both. I’m also working on value. It should be fun. I’ll post my new videos very soon!
Check out the footage from the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest!!! Vanquish Studio will be back in 2019 when they change the name to Phoenix Fan Fusion.
Oh my goodness, another con has come and gone. Thank you, sincerely, EVERYONE who stopped by and bought a print, commissioned a drawing, stopped to chat or just stopped to look at my art. I genuinely appreciate the fact that other people like what I draw. Chibi big heads fused with American comic-style anatomy was a gamble but people seem to really like it. November we are expanding into gaming starting with The Legend of Zelda franchise. That series is very popular and, because of an awesome commission, I have ideas for an impressive Ganon! Speaking of which, if you like gaming check out Kyle’s YouTube channel for gamers, AZ Link. He has a great sense of humor and you get to preview games the AZ Link way.
Thank you again everyone!!!! You made 2018 a successful year.
Check out the new coloring pages available! And then bring your creations to Vanquish Studio at the Phoenix Comic Fest. We would love to see you.