Sunday, June 21, 2015

How to Draw Rock Textures Tutorial - Narrated by Robert Marzullo

In this video I explain how I go about drawing rock textures and formations. I show you some of my techniques using Manga Studio 5 EX and a Wacom Cintiq to create comic book style rocks and mountains. This is an easy to understand process and you can apply this to digital or traditional drawing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion. I thank you for your support in watching this channel.

You can also support this channel and the production of the Blackstone comic book by visiting my Patreon page here at :

Thanks for watching and please subscribe for new videos each week!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Friday, June 19, 2015

Patreon Launch for the Blackstone Comic is here!!

So I finally did it.  I joined the band wagon and started a Patreon page for the Blackstone Comic Book.  Not sure how this will go but after my failure with the paid channel on Youtube, I figured I would give it a shot.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained!  So here is the plan.  This Patreon page is in place to help further the production of the Blackstone comic book.  It will help, it will force me to work on the book!  By being accountable to all the fans and supporters out there and having some financial backing, I will no longer be able to put Blackstone on the back burner of my work load.  So I am pretty excited to see what comes of it.  Either way, the books are getting done.  This will just speed things up a bit and possibly open some new doors.  Maybe.......color?  Wow, wouldn't that be neat.  I am getting pretty fast at digital painting these days so who knows.  Anything is possible.

So I just wanted to give anyone that follows my plight the latest update.  Join in if you can and don't feel bad if you cannot.  That isn't the purpose of this page.  It is merely a way for fans to help launch this character from the back of my tainted mind to the forefront of reality.....sorta.

Thanks for reading and more on the way real soon!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ram Studios Comic's Paid Youtube Channel is Now Gone....... :(

Well, that was a short lived business idea.  The Ram Studios Comics paid channel took its last breath today.  I couldn't stand to see it not going anywhere so I ended it.  I brought my three videos over to my main channel so that they would be used and shared and seen.  I couldn't bare to watch them sit there and rake in one or two views a day.  I usually do not give up on something so quickly but I also felt that a lot of people really enjoy one perfect thing about Youtube. FREE VIDEOS!! ( Minus the ads of course! ) And I am guilty of this naughty pleasure myself.  Being able to tune in to whatever floats the proverbial boat while entering into a near vegetative state is what Youtube is all about.  It made me also thing about television.  I cannot stand most television but I occasionally watch it because it is free.  I have become so accustomed to big box office smash hits with large deep pocket special effects that I cannot seem to watch basic TV for very long.  And by comparison my channel is an even more basic TV so why would I charge?  Well, I offer knowledge......right?  Not good enough, Mr. Rogers offered more knowledge than I can ever share and it was all FREE!  And to this day that mind blowing song is stuck in my head.  What sorcery is this?!?!  So now to the point. ( If I ever really had one in the first place. )  Since I don't have a big budget to make fancy special effects, wouldn't it be better to at least share my work and hopefully gain more viewers and in turn maybe grow my career a bit more while helping my fellow artist.  Sure that sounds nice!  So that is what I came to the conclusion of.  Maybe I don't make much with my Youtube channel but the one thing it does very, very well is get my work out there.  Since I have been on Youtube I have sold more commissions than ever and been paid to do tutorials for various companies.  Even though the money from Youtube is almost a smack in the face, the exposure in invaluable.  So there it is folks.  Sorry I didn't stick to my guns and keep the channel pressing forward but it wasn't feeling right.

Besides it will allowing me to focus on this channel which seems to be growing pretty nicely and I am happy with that!  Thanks for your continued support and talk at you soon!

And remember....."It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!" :)

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Sunday, June 7, 2015

My Custom Brush Set for Digital Painting in Photoshop

In this video I show the brush set I use for digital painting and then share some of the techniques I use to work with these brushes.  I have condensed my brush set down to the bare minimal and by doing so it saves me a lot of time from searching through some large list of brushes.  And it forces me to focus more on painting techniques versus brushes to create the effects for me.

Let me know what you think of the video and you can follow the link below to download my brush set for free.  I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for watching and more on the way real soon!

Rob's Digital Painting Brush Set :

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

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