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Ello! Welcome to OMU's Art Class, online lessons by KatieO sensei !!
Before we begin, there's a few important things you should know....
1) There is no miracle tutorial that will make you an instant
artist. Art isn't easy. It comes with dedication, education,
and a whole lot of practice
2) A poor craftsman blames his tools for his inferior work.
(quote courtesy of Az ^_^) Look, tools are tools and paint is
paint. They're used in art, but they don't make art. Don't make
excuses for yourself. "Well if I had a tablet, then I could
do some good art" or "I'm going to buy professional paint because
that'll make my art better" are NOT excuses. Work within your
means. Your skill will be shown in your work.
3) There are no shortcuts. I know it's easy to want to
cut corners and look for shortcuts, but the truth is there aren't
any. If you want your work to be its best, you've got to do
the work. ^_-
4) You still have to learn the foundations even if you're
only doing comic art. Art and life are one and the same.
You still need to know how to draw from life (i.e. form, color,
light and shade etc). Comic artists don't have secret techniques
that allow us to skip the foundation stuff. So don't avoid it.
Dive right in!
5) If you're interested in persuing a career in art make
sure your potfolio isn't just comic art.
Most colleges shy away from comic art because they've seen TONS
of copied work, (lots of DBZ....) plus they want to see that
you can draw from life Because, if you can draw from life, you
can draw anything.
And lastly... PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!
(Note: Please DO NOT e-mail or ask me to update the tutorials. My "real life" has to come before my online life, so I
can't update as often as I'd like to. Please be patient with me, I'll get to them as soon as I can ^_- )
Newbies.. This is Where You Should Begin!
Hand-Eye Coordination This is a great excersize to start off with
or to help you fine tune your draftmanship.It's a common technique designed to get your eyes and your hands working
Understanding Value Value is one of the most important aspects of drawing. With it, we can
describe 3D form on a 2D surface. Learn what value is and how it works
Shading and Form: Now that we've looked at value, we can learn how to apply it. Learn how highlights and shadows
are formed by cast light as well as other techniques!
Composition: Composition is extremely important, however it's often overlooked by those who are just learning. With
this lesson we can begin to pick apart how composition works and how it affects the viewer.
Building the Head and Face
The Eyes Eyes are one of the most emphasised feature of the face. Learn how the underlying structure forms the eye
placement, how to shape the eye and using the eye for expression.
The Nose Drawing the nose can be a bit troublesome; but in this lesson, We'll break down the structure of the nose to make it
easier to understand and draw.
The Mouth The mouth can be a lot of fun to draw. In this Lesson, We'll learn a bit about how the moth is formed and how it works in relation to expression.
The Ear Ear's are drawn numerous ways. In this lesson we'll break down the structure of the ear so we can draw it both "realistically" and "stylized".
The Head Now that we've learned about the features of the face, we can begin to form the head and place the features in proportion to each other. We'll talk about
3 views of the head: front, side and 3/4 view.
The Hair In this lesson, we'll discuss how hair is formed, moves and is drawn. We'll also talk a bit about style!
The Human Figure: Coming Soon!!!
The Human Structure: To be able to draw comics well you have to have a really good handle on the human figure.
But you need to do more than just observe it from the outside. In this lesson we'll begin to break down the main parts of the skeleton as well as the basic proportions of the body.
The Neck: Here's well talk about the muscles that form the neck and the neck inrealtion to the head and shoulders
The Trunk: The trunk a term used to describe the main part of the body. In this lesson we'll learn about the
major muscles that form the trunk.
The Arms: In this lesson, we'll talk about the twisting and flexing of the arm, as well as the major muscles that form it.
The Legs: In this lesson, we'll break down the structure of the legs and talk about how they bend and flex.
The Feet: Feet are one of the hardest features of the human figure to draw, and while there is no real "shortcut" to getting them right, in this lesson we'll break down the
structure so it's easier to understand and thus, that much easier to draw.
The Hands: Now we're onto the other troublesome feature, the hands. The hands are a bit tricky, but we can help by using shapes to form the structure of the hand.
Gesturing of the Figure: One of the most important things to be able to do, is lay out the figure correctly. In this lesson, we'll go step by step from the gesture of the figure, to actually fleshing it out.
Movement and Action: Now since, we've got the figure down, it's time to talkj about movement, action, and balance of the figure.
Perspective: Coming Soon!!
What is Perspective?
1 pt Perspective
2 pt Perspective
3 pt Perspective
Making a Manga: Coming Soon!!
Lettering and Sound Effects
Coloring Your Line Art: Coming Soon!!
Preparing Hand Inked Line Art
CGing Cell Style
CGing "Painter" Style