How to import "pencils" into LayerPaint

June 4, 2013 by  
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I've been sharing a lot of sketches I've created on my Galaxy Note 10.1 with LayerPaint ( And in some cases I've started the sketch in another app like +Papyrus (another great sketching app) or on a piece of scratch paper, then imported the drawing into LayerPaint for finishing. But when you import the art into […]

Family Activity this weekend: Draw Astronaut Academy fan art!

April 19, 2013 by  
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If you're looking for something cool to do this weekend, why not sit down and take a swing at drawing +Dave Roman's eminently appealing and fun-to-draw characters from Astronaut Academy? You can read the latest graphic novel as it's serialized on the web at AND If you share your work here or on Twitter […]

The benefits of warm up sketches/activities

January 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog Now that we've reflections and plans for 2013, there's nothing for it but to dive in and complete those goals, right? Easy! But time and again we find ourselves falling short of our goals, for a variety of reasons: – We sit down to do the work and don’t know where to begin– We […]

1.5 weeks left to get a comics workshop for $10

December 21, 2012 by  
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Lots of great workshops led by some crazy talented cartoonists/educators. And yes, you can get one as a gift. #comics   #workshops   Reshared post from +Lean Into Art Season of Creative Challenges ends January 2 We're soon closing the doors on the Lean Into Art Season of Creative Challenges sale. You have until […]

Comics Are Great! 68 – Watson and Holmes

December 5, 2012 by  
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Sherlock Holmes, Rick Leonardi, Brandon Perlow, Paul Mendoza, and more! This time we talk with the team behind the new Watson and Holmes comic about iterating on public domain stories, new publishing strategies, and how a cartoonist might think about “acting” through their characters. And we’re joined once again by Sharon Iverson of the Ann […]

Manga Studio EX4 for $30 Friday?

November 21, 2012 by  
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Found this via Tumblr: Though I couldn't find a direct link to the sale on the Smith Micro site (can anyone help me out with that?), it appears that they're going to offer Manga Studio EX4 for $30 on Friday to anyone who subscribes to their email list. That's 90% off the regular price. You […]

Comics Are Great! 57 – Eric Orchard and Scary Comics for Kids

May 31, 2012 by  
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This time we’re joined by Eric Orchard for a talk about his new kids’ horror comic Marrowbones. What are the special parameters one must consider when making a scary story for kids? How do you walk that line in a visual medium like comics? Also, a contest! For the folks who tuned in during the […]

Comics Are Great! 52 – Draw! Draw! Draw!

April 10, 2012 by  
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It’s some fun talk about the effusive joy one finds in a life committed to art and getting others excited about art, as we’re joined by Mark Kistler, legendary host of the PBS series The Secret City Adventures and The Imagination Station. We talk about Mark’s career in teaching kids how to draw and his […]

Drawing for Myself – Using Sketchup for My Settings

February 13, 2012 by  
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Working hard on the new Front comic, entitled Petty Dreadful, and one of the pre-production items I need to take on is the main setting for the story, the MNSA (Multi National Security Agency) headquarters. Like another comic I worked on a few years back, Switch Runners, I plan on making some digital paintings of […]

Comics Are Great! 46 – Manga Studio

February 10, 2012 by  
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This episode is packed to the gills as I’m joined by a full house of great people who are all eager to talk about comics! First up is a discussion on drawing digitally in Manga Studio with Stephen McCranie, who leads a demonstration of how he draws his comics in the program while Paul Storrie […]

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