Thursday, July 30, 2015

Star Wars - Jedi Master Yoda - Digital Painting by Robert Marzullo

Here is the finished digital painting that I created of Master Yoda.  The greatest Jedi knight ever!  I haven't done much Star Wars stuff since my illustrious art career began but I have always been a huge fan.  I honestly didn't feel confident enough because there is such a defined look and feeling of the characters and I was much better suited for an overly styled comic book creation.  And now with digital painting I can do more in depth studies of characters like this one and come a lot closer to their overall look.

I plan on doing a lot more Star Wars characters.  Both from the old and new versions.  I am not one of the fans that swear by one or the other.  I am pretty happy to see anything Star Wars.  Shoot, I was even happy to see them on Happy Meals! ( I am pretty easily pleased. :)  I am most impressed with the earlier movies because of what they accomplished with so little technology.  The models, makeup, and effects were ground breaking.  They still hold up to this day in my opinion.  So awesome job Sir George Lucus!  You made the imagination of millions of children expand even further.  Possibly even billions at this point.  And the new movies still have a great spin on them.  The new effects are fun to watch and I enjoyed the new characters even though a lot of fans said they didn't, I am sure they still watched the movies over and over again.

So I hope you enjoy this piece.  It was fun to do and more are on the way.  I plan on doing a large collage of all the characters when I have them completed.  It is a great way to expand my abilities as an artist and show my love for a concept that further pushed me into the world of imagination and creation.

Thanks for watching and you can get a higher resolution download of this on my DeviantArt page at the link below.

May the force be with you! ;)

Robert A. Marzullo

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Digital Painting - Creatures And Aliens - Concept Art from the Blackston...

In this video I show you the process I use to create new characters for my Blackstone comic book.  I take the time to create the characters in Photoshop and add some digital painting.  Even though the book is in black and white, it gives me a better mental picture to work from in future renderings.  I narrate over the time lapse of this work.  What took me 6 hours, you get to view in 18 minutes.

These characters will each play a part in the upcoming issues of Blackstone Eternal.  I love to draw new characters and see what I can come up with for their back story and their worlds.  It is a fun thing to do when creating a science fiction book.

So please watch the video and let me know what you think.  More on the way very soon!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

How to Apply Shadows to Comic Book Forms - Tutorial by Robert Marzullo

In this one I explain how to add shadows to your comic book anatomy.  I show you some basic examples of how I do this within my comics.  I get a lot of questions on this topic so I hope this videos helps those that are trying to figure it out.  I still have a long ways to go myself in the study of light and dark but no better way to practice than sharing the process.

In this video I am using Manga Studios 5 EX with a Wacom Cintiq to create the artwork.

Thanks for watching! Keep drawing and keep having fun!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Yoda Speed Painting - Star Wars Character - by Robert Marzullo

Here is one I just finished of Master Yoda.  Everyone's favorite little cute Jedi knight with an attitude.  And why not, he can back it up.  He is the only Jedi that dies from natural causes so he must be the best.  Most Jedi's get light sabered to pieces but not Yoda.  He dies peacefully in his bed at 900 years old.

He may not be much of a looker but he knows how to use the force!  Well, I guess Luke Skywalker lived too but his career sure took a dive.  ( Just kidding Mark Hamill, you rock! ) Yoda reprised his role a few more times in 3D so I guess he wins.

Hope you enjoy the video and more like this one the way.  I love Star Wars.  It is the longest running favorite I can think of in my book....besides the Smurfs of course! ;)

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Drawing A Character In Sketchbook Pro - Demonstration Video

In this video I explain my process once again. This is a time lapse with me narrating
over top.  The main focus of this video is how to work with your lines and keep moving
forward through the sketching process.  Often times we as artist will give up on a sketch
if we feel it going to the dark side of the force. :)  Sometimes you just have to persevere through
the rough patches and you will be glad that you did.  Other times you will not but hey, you got
to risk it to get the biscuit home skillet. lol

I will be doing a part 2 and 3 of this particular drawing.  I will show the inks and then the colors.  Please let me know what  you think of it and if you have any questions, I am all ears!

Thanks for watching!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

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