Sunday, August 30, 2015

How to Draw Forearm Muscles - In Sketchbook Pro - Narrated by Robert Mar...

This weeks video is on the forearm muscles.  This is always a tricky part of the body to draw so I am happy to try and help some of my fellow artist with this topic.  The muscles in this part of the body change shape pretty dramatically based upon the position of the hand and the flexing of the muscles.  Hopefully this video is explained well enough to give you some insight into how I approach drawing this part of the body.  I also want to stress that to really get good at this type of drawing, repetition is key!  You just have to put in lots of time and draw every imaginable angle you can think of and just when you start to get the hang of it, do it all again and again and again.  That is how you become a great artist.  Don't get me wrong, I still have a long ways to go to become great but I have studied enough of the greats to know what they did to get there.

If you have any questions then feel free to ask and I will answer them if I can.

Thanks for watching and more on the way very soon!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Drawing Dynamic Comic Book Poses - Sketchbook Pro 7 - Narrated

Here is another video on drawing various dynamic poses for comics.  These are important to do and I can never get enough of them.  They not only help you draw a better story I feel like they improve all aspects of your drawing.  Mainly because you are forced to envision characters in so many different ways that it transposes to the rest of your art in the same way.  You need to always think outside of the box when trying to draw everything under the sun.  It is very easy to get stuck drawing in one specific way and not growing as an artist.  Exercises like these help to brake that mental road block.  To me, these are like doing pushups.  The more you do, the stronger you will get.

So at any rate, I hope this helps you and like, share, and subscribe if it does.  And give me ideas for the next videos you would like to see or anything else you would like to see me draw.

Thanks for stopping by!

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Deadpool Sketch by Robert Marzullo...

Here is a sketch I did a couple of years back at a comic con.  Figured I would share this one here and let everyone know I am going to start doing more traditional art again.  Don't get me wrong, I love digital for my production work but every now and then I get pulled back to traditional art.  Not only because it is where I started and it will always have a special place in my heart and soul but because it gives me something tangible and immediately brings me back to a certain moment in time.  All art does that for me in some sort of fashion but nothing as strong as an actual piece that you can pick up and hold in your hands.

It is always fun to sketch these drawings on site at shows and have an audience watching and commenting.  It is actually pretty exciting.  I am trying to find time and finances to start attending more shows.  It is a great way to stay focused on art and to expand your overall perspective on the subject.  You always comes back from a good show with tons of ideas and lots of energy.  Something about the collaboration with other artist is most invaluable.  I not only recommend it,  I swear by it.  If you feel yourself getting stuck in a rut then attend a show or at the very least go to your local comic shop and get some geek talk in.  You'll be glad that you did.

So be on the lookout for more scribbles by yours truly and let me know what characters you would like to see and I will try to squeeze them in here and there.  I mainly enjoy drawing Marvel and some DC but anything goes except demons and people who punch puppies.  That I simply cannot allow! :)

Thanks for watching!

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Robert A. Marzullo

Monday, August 17, 2015

How to Draw Comic Book Style Capes - Narrated by Robert Marzullo

This video is on drawing capes.  This was a video request that I am answering.  I know how tough drawing different fabrics can be so here it is.  There are many different ways to accomplish this type of drawing but here is my take on the subject.  You really just have to practice this stuff over and over again until you find your own style of doing it but this should help you get started.

Now back to work on the Blackstone comic book.  I should have a few more pages uploaded to my Patreon this week so be on the look out and support if you can!

Thanks for watching and more on the way real soon. ;)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Inking A Character From My Comic Book - Manga Studio 5 EX - Narrated

This video is on digital inking.  I show you the process of using Manga Studio 5 EX to ink a portion of a comic book panel from my comic.  I do most of the Blackstone book in this program and it works very well.  It is a powerful tool if you are trying to illustrate comics digitally.

If you have any questions for me on this process feel free to comment on the video and I will do my best to answer in a timely fashion.  Now for me to get back on the book and get this beast done!

Book #1 is available at

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More on the way real soon!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Sunday, August 9, 2015

How to Draw Landscapes 001 - Jungle Scene - Using Sketchbook Pro 7

Here is a video of How to Draw Landscapes.  This style of video has been requested a few times so here it is.  I hope this sheds some light on the topic.  At least from my perspective anyways.  You should study many different artist to really look into their methods of creating backgrounds.  There are so many different style choices and possibilities when it comes to drawing good backgrounds.

My next video in this series will be on a city scape and then a rocky terrain with mountains and wild life unless some other idea pops up first.  Also, let me know what type of landscapes you might like to see in future demonstrations and I will add them to the list. You can also download this image from my DeviantArt page at :

Good luck with your art and thanks for watching!

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Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

Friday, August 7, 2015

Inking a Character In Sketchbook Pro - Demonstration Video

Here is another video from yours truly.  This one is a time lapse with me ranting over

top of it about my process when inking something like this.  This is done in Sketchbook Pro 7 with a Wacom Cintiq. ( In case your wondering. )  This is my character Blackstone if you haven't already figured that out.  I created the most difficult character to ink...or at least the one that takes the most ink from your ink well.  Thank God for digital! ;)

If you have any questions I am all ears so please let me know.  And if you would like to help support the production of the Blackstone comic then please visit my Patreon.  Every little bit helps and you get High Resolution downloads of all the comic book art from the Patreon feed.

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As always, thanks for watching and/or reading!

Robert A. Marzullo