Monday, November 30, 2015

How to Make a Comic Inking Brush in Photoshop

This video covers how to create a custom comic book inking brush inside of Adobe Photoshop CC.  This tutorial will give you a better understanding of how I create my brushes and what settings I adjust in the Wacom tablet properties to help my brushes feel more accurate to traditional tools.  You have to know both to get a brush that works well, mainly because we all have very different drawing styles so tweaking the sensitivity of the devices along with the software makes a big difference.  I upload new brushes every now and then when I have time to create them.  You can download my brushes in the link below and if you have any questions about this process then please leave a comment on my video and I will respond when I can.

Thanks for watching and I hope you find this helpful with creating your comics!

Robert A. Marzullo

You can download my brushes here :

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tips on Focal Points and Composition in Comics - Narrated

Hello comic book mean....Friends! I hope all is well on your side of the rock.  Todays video is on creating Focal Points and Composition.  This is something that I struggle with from time to time as I am sure we all do, so here is my take on the matter.  I go over some quick ideas you can try to simplify your scenes to better direct your viewer to where they need to be.  After all, in comics we are directors, set coordinators, camera men, lighting specialist, prop designers, and the list goes on and on.  Where you really think about it....we are sorely underpaid for all the hats we must wear to create comics. I think I might just give myself a raise! Ah, if only it were that easy. Then everyone would make comics for a living.  Me personally, I just have to settle for living to make comics! Wouldn't have it any other way.

So dig into this video and be sure to let me know what you think.  Always remember to share the content as it helps me to keep bringing you new videos each week.  I also do video request when I can so be sure to add that as well.

More on the way real soon so thank you for watching!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

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Monday, November 16, 2015

How to Draw Faster and Meet Deadlines - Narrated by Robert Marzullo

This video is about how to study your  art work and the time it takes to produce it.  Before I started working professionally in Storyboards I had the wrong idea about producing my art.  I often times didn't care how much a certain piece took to create because I wanted it to be my very best.  Unfortunately that doesn't cut it in the work of commercial art.  Speed is everything.  Deadlines are tight and you must combine quality with quick production if you want to remain in that game.  So this is just a quick run through of some exercises you can try to speed up your work.  It is mainly a mental conditioning.  You will naturally get faster over time from practice but you may not acknowledge that some areas in your work are taking too much time when they can be simplified.  

Good luck with your art and I hope you find this video helpful.  Feel free to share and reblog!

Thanks for watching!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Draw Spiderman - Step by Step - Tutorial - Narrated

In this video I show you step by step on how to draw the Amazing Spider-man!  I tried to make this one easy to follow and cover a lot of the basic understanding when sketching and refining a character like this.  A lot of the videos I have studied just show the process and don't get into the details of explaining it.  For a character like this I think you have to really draw attention the smaller concepts while creating him.  He has a lot of tiny details in the suit that can be drawn wrong very easily.  I know, I have drawn Spiderman hundreds of times by now and I still struggle with the suit from time to time. 

I hope you enjoy this video and if you do, please share it and re-blog it.  It helps me to get the channel out there and keep producing new videos. ( Which I love to do by the way! :)

More on the way real soon and keep drawing and keep having fun!!

Robert A. Marzullo