Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How to Draw Marvel Comic Characters Step by Step Tutorials

Spiderman Drawing Step by Step Tutorial
Spiderman Drawing Step by Step

Here are a few step by step drawings to play around with.  I enjoy practicing these characters so I figured I should share them with you.  I will be doing a lot of the more famous characters from Marvel Comics so be on the lookout and you are also welcomed to suggest a character you would like to see.

I will be sharing the images on my various sites and you can always watch my work on my Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/c/robertmarzullo where I created time lapsed videos of these

These are being drawing and sometimes colored on the iPad Pro using the program Procreate along with the Apple Pencil.  This setup has quickly become my favorite for my quick concept type rendering.  I still do almost all of my finish work in Clip Studio Paint on my Cintiq but almost all of my work starts on the iPad Pro with these types of sketches.

Hulk Drawing Step by Step Tutorial
The Hulk Drawing Step by Step

So if you like drawing superheroes like I do then this post if for you.  Like my Youtube channel, this is a way for me to improve my skills and share that progression with you.  I think drawing comics is a collective experience.  We all grow and thrive from one another.  So I enjoy participating in that process.

More superhero art is on the way so stay tuned!

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics

Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to Make Custom Brushes in Manga Studio 5 - Clip Studio Paint

How to Make a Custom Brush in Manga Studio 5                  Clip Studio Paint

Custom Brushes in Manga Studio 5 Image Alien Metal

I have been asked many times how I create custom brushes in this program so here it is. The software is a lot like Photoshop in the way that the brushes work but the interface is very different. Like anything else you just have to snoop around and find what goes where. One of the neat things about the brushes in Manga Studio 5 is that you can apply color to them as they are being applied. And not just one color but you can control the two colors that go into the design. That makes for some very interesting effects. Like the illustration above I was able to apple the blue of the steel along with the black of the inner shadows at the same time. ( Illustration on the left ) And the one on the right was similar but I applied the green glow as a post processing effect by drawing it in with a layer set to "Color Dodge."

These brushes were created using the ribbon effect in Manga Studio and if is very impressive once you get the hang of it.  Things like chains, rope, braids, alien tech metal spine looking thingies, whatever you can dream up becomes a lot easier to create. You spend some initial time creating the brush but after that you will save tons of time so it is well worth the effort.

If you want to know more then watch this video tutorial where I narrate the process step by step. If you have any questions or requests then feel free to ask. I am here to help! :)

Video Tutorial on Creating Custom Brushes in Manga Studio 5 -

If you don't feel like making your own but still want the brushes then visit my Gumroad here -

Thanks for reading and good luck with your art! 

Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics