Friday, February 26, 2016

Speed Painting Orgrim from World of Warcraft

Here is a speed painting of Orgrim Warhammer from World of Warcraft.  I was inspired to do this one with the awesome movie art and 3D designs they have been putting out.  Cannot wait to see that this movie later this year.  This was painted in my favorite painting program Manga Studio 5 and I used a Wacom Intuos 5 even though I have this pretty little Cintiq staring at me all jealous right now. lol.  Why you ask?  I did it to prove to myself that I can.  I always get artist on my Youtube channel saying that they wish they had a Cintiq or Apply iPad Pro or whatever so that they could draw like their favorite digital artist.  And I just want them to know that you can overcome the tool at hand.  I am no great artist.  I am decent.....I think.  But if I can do it, then by golly so can you!  So just practice, practice, practice and when you are ready to give up cause you little fingers hurt, draw some more!!  We don't give up soldier!  Sorry I know that was a little over the top.  :/  

Anyways, I know digital art isn't cheap to get into and Cintiqs definitely are not cheap but if you can get a basic tablet on a decent system then you can create art like this.  And if not then just stick to pen and paper and keep selling your originals until you can afford all this stuff.  Either way, just enjoy what you create and you will always be happy that my friends is truly the golden egg! ;)

Thanks for watching and more on the way very soon!!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Ogre Progression Painting Created in Manga Studio 5

Been having some fun inside of Manga Studio 5 with the digital painting.  Here is a study I did from a 3D image that I found online.  I tried to find the artist but apparently there are a few people saying they created this design so I guess I will just leave that alone this time.  This is simply a practice piece to help me get a better understanding of light, shadow, color, form, depth, etc....

I wanted to show the process here because I feel that not enough people are aware that Manga Studio 5 is an exceptional painting program. ( And believe me, I have tried them all! )  The thing or things that I like about Manga Studio are that the brushes rarely lag and the smooth watercolor is just a fantastic brush design.  You can apply paint and blend paint with the same brush which saves lots of time and gives you a more natural feel to traditional methods.....not that I have ever painted traditionally or anything.  Well, besides finger painting in the  1st grade. :)

The other thing that I wanted to show in this process is that you don't necessarily need an advanced drawing device to create this type of work.  Now by advanced I mean a direct to screen device, I don't mean to imply that you can do this with a mouse.  Maybe you can but it seems as if it would take a ridiculous amount of time to complete.  This was done with an Intuos 5 and it wasn't too bad for time.  Around 7 hours to complete.  Keep in mind I don't use the Intuos as much as my Cintiq so this would have been faster on a direct to screen device but the thing I enjoyed most about using the Intuos was my posture.  I was able to relax and lean back while painting which doesn't seem like a big deal until you are working on a project for 7 hours then believe me, posture is a very big deal.  

So those were the main focus areas of this type of piece.  Now on to the next one.  I learned a lot on this study so I will be doing more.  I love painting 3D renders because the lighting and textures are so well done.  Great for observations.  I hope you like the work and please check out my links below to support the art!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Deadpool Digital Painting by Robert Marzullo

Here is a digital painting I just finished of Deadpool that I created in Manga Studio 5.  My new best friend in digital painting.  Mainly because of the smooth watercolor brush and the fact that it resembles Photoshop, but I can pencil and ink it much quicker.  Anyways, I felt compelled to do another Deadpool painting and this one was a mix of studying some screen shots and adding a touch of my own style.  ( Another way for me to say my mistakes. :)  I had fun with this one and I am really enjoying the speed of digital painting.  This one took me 2 hours to complete and although I could have taken it much further there is something nice about getting a painting done and being able to move on to something else in a relatively short amount of time.  Plus it seems like when I spend days on a painting laboring over every detail no one seems to know the difference.  That might be a problem of my subject matter so I will take the blame on that one.

Well, on to the next one.  I have a commission coming up and that should be fun as well.  It is a Deadpool Hulk fight scene so I will post that when it is finished or some work in progress shots.
Thanks for taking the time to view the work and read my ramblings. ;)

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Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Friday, February 12, 2016

My Course on Drawing Comic Book Faces in Sketchbook Pro 8 is now available

My course on is now live.  This will show you step by step on how to create these comic book faces.  I start off with basic face shapes and then show you how to align the features.  I then cover how to clean up the line work and take them to color.  This should give you a better understanding of how to create comic book faces in Sketchbook Pro 8.  If you have any questions then please let me know and also if you do watch this then please give me your feedback on the quality of the lesson.  I want to make sure that the content is good and I am teaching in a way that helps students grow.

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Thanks for watching and more on the way real soon!

My next lesson on Youtube is on drawing legs so be sure to check that out as well! ;)

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

My Patreon Page - Introduction Video - Robert Marzullo

I created a video for the intro on my Patreon page.  I am hoping this helps the page get some added
views and some backers.  We shall see.  My goal is that if this does well then I can get these books out faster and have more overall art to share with everyone.  Including more content on the Youtube channel explaining the things I learn on this comic book art journey.  That is the game plan anyways.  Please feel free to let me know if you have any ideas of what you would like to see on my Patreon page.  It can be in the way of the post I should make or simply what rewards would be beneficial for your support. I am still pretty new to this whole process so your thoughts mean a lot to me.  I am also going to make a discount code for my Patrons to my course content on Gumroad when it becomes available.  That is currently a full tutorial set on digital painting in Manga Studio 5 which I am absolutely loving right now.  The smooth watercolor brush is AWESOME!!! ;)

So that is it for now.  And here is a link to the video.  More on the way very soon!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello Gumroad!

Well I went and jumped on the Gumroad bandwagon!  I have been looking for a way to get more of my digital work out to some fans without signing my life away in that process and Gumroad seems to have a pretty nice setup so time will tell.  I have already made the Blackstone comic available there for download and next I will be uploading a course on "Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 EX."  Or Clip Studio Paint Pro.  Not sure why they had to switch the name but oh well.  It is what it is......whatever that means.  I will also be including my custom brushes on there as well as some of my art.  It hopefully will be a way that I can keep producing content for those of you that really enjoy it and make a living at this art thingy that I love to do so much.  I see that other artist have been able to keep putting out their work with the help of this platform so I am giving it a try.

Let me know what you think of Gumroad and what you would like to see me put on there.  I am putting a lot of work into the content that I will be posting on there.  This video set will explain lots of techniques in Manga Studio for digital painting and scene creation.  It will start with basic conceptual elements and weapons then we will move onto character creation rules of composition.  So I hope this helps a lot of artist like me that were initially lost in this program.  And for artist that don't want to fork out the big bucks for Photoshop and Corel Painter.  By the way, I think Manga Studio has them beat and no one seems to realize it. Very strange indeed.

Thanks for stopping by any more on the way real soon!

Here is the link to my newly created Gumroad page...Wish me luck! ;)