Ok El Moochadores, the break is over and we’re back to posting again. On the bright side, I’m just about done with the next Atomic Tails comic and we’re back to work on Atomic Moo #1. So, yes we have been working, but I need to get my drawing skills up as we do all this. So there’s going to be a lot more drawing tutorials and art book reviews on here to help keep me motivated!
So, let’s kick things off with a little help on how to draw everyday from Alphonso Dunn on the Youtube. Though I’m not going to list them here (watch the video) Dunn has some really good advice for staying consistent and setting expectations. I really liked his advice on keeping two sketch books; one for practice and study, the other for more finished work. You can see more of Dunn’s work on his Instagram. Now, I am very late for work and I have to run, but I’ll find some time to draw today and update this post with my sketch.
Hello again, El Moochadores! It’s been a few days since I last posted, and since I’m not willing to abandon the site (Fire-Breathing super-cow… I’m never letting this go) I thought I would post a new Rodgon video on how to draw monsters. I’ve been watching a lot of his videos, and I think it is having a positive effect on my cartooning skills. I think. Actually, I’m a piss poor critic of my own work, and mostly sure that everything I do is terrible. God, I wish I had that self-esteem my parents stole from me all those years ago…
…annnnnywayssss… I’m working really hard on getting an new Atomic Tails cartoon done, and some new Atomic Moo art, so enjoy the video while I go practice some drawing.
07/30/2017 / Trog / Comments Off on How to SKETCH Like a PRO by Jazza!
Hello my fellow (and fella) El Moochadores, I didn’t want to end the day without at least one new Moo-post, so check out this entertaining, and informative video from youtuber Jazza (from Draw with Jazza) that covers not only some basic tools you should have, but also some pretty solid techniques to start practicing. So, give it a watch while I crawl into bed and dream of large, burly, women.
07/12/2017 / Trog / Comments Off on How to Draw the Head from Any Angle
Hey El Moochadores! I had a pretty long day at work, but in between pick ups I watched this great tutorial from Proko on the Youtube that covers a method for drawing the human head from any angle. Something I actually struggle with. I did a few sketches too, but seeing as how I’m falling asleep at the computer, I might wait until tomorrow to post them with this video. Until then enjoy the video, while I go to sleep and dream of large women.
07/26/2015 / Trog / Comments Off on How the Comic Strip “Sheldon” is Created
Well, a more appropriate title to this video should be “how the comic strip Sheldon was created. According to the Sheldon Comic website, artist Dave Kellett has switched over to a more digital process. However; there’s still a ton of great advice, and technique, demonstrated on this video for would be cartoonist. Kellett made this video about six years ago, which I totally would have posted about – if Atomic Moo had existed back then. So, anyways, check out the video below along witha single example of the Sheldon comic strip, but click the Sheldon link to learn more about Kellett’s new process!
With the healing power of Skeletor, a drawing tutorial, and geeky acrobatics!
Good Morning El Moochadores! We got some great stuff to share with all of you this morning. It’s like an inspiration landslide. We got a drawing tutorial, geeky inspiration, and daily doses of happiness from Skeletor. The dude was an inspiration to us all.
Heal Yourself With Skeletor
Via Viralnova.com: If you’re anything like me (late thirties slob with a great vintage Star Wars toy collection and no girlfriend) then you’re gonna a need a little help at the start of each day. So check out Skeletor is Love. A daily dose of inspirational messages from the master of evil. Check out a few samples below and hopefully these’ll help you start the day out right.
Drawing a Female Face
Via Deviant Art: Check out this great drawing tutorial from illustrator Loish. She does a great job of demonstrating a step by step process for drawing a female face. I think she used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro but, the techniques she demonstrates should be easily transferable to whatever digital illustrating program you prefer. Check out the tutorial and also hit the link above to see more of her work!
Acrobatica Infiniti Circus!
Via Fashionably Geek: I’m sorry, but I hate these people. I hate ’em because I can’t even get up out of a chair with out groaning and creaking. Yet, this nimble acrobats can spin on ropes, twist their bodies in half, and do all sorts of amazing stuff. Also, they get to wear spandex. So, yeah, I’m jealous. Anyways, check out Acrobatica Infiniti Circus preforming all sorts of amazing acrobatics as various DC and Marvel super heroes (and villains). More information about the group, and upcoming events, can be found on their website.
Via Deviant Art: Hey El Moochadores! It’s been difficult posting anything for Atomic Moo this last couple of weeks, but I’m trying to get back on track with at least one daily post about something creative or inspiring.
Lucky for me I came across this great tutorial on drawing dragons by animatorSammy Torres (aka SammyTorres) on Deviant Art. Torres goes through and shows every step of the process for constructing a dragon and adding emotion and definition to the drawing. What I like about this tutorial is that all these steps can be applied to other forms of cartooning or animation. She also demonstrates how important reference images can be for creating a pose or emotion. I’ve posted several times before about a comic strip I’m currently working on about mice figures (Chudd and Trog) and studying tuts like this is helping me create the characters and world I want. Anyways, I won’t post the full tutorial here. For that you’ll have to got to Torres’s Deviant Page where a full (FREE!) download of this, and many other, tutorials can be found! Also, check out some sample work from Torres’s Dragon works below!
Basic Adobe Photoshop Drawing Tutorial by Zarting Arting
Good morning El Moochadores! Both Chudd and I are practicing with digital drawing techniques, which means we’ve started to use more online resources to teach ourselves how to draw (and color) with a stylus and programs like Photoshop. Recently I came across this great tutorial, by youtuber Zarting, that shows how to illustrate and color Megaman from beginning to end. He moves a little quick, but the information is solid, so stand by with the “pause” button. You can check out the rest of Zarting’s online tuts here at his Youtube channel.
Also: Though I tried to draw Megaman (that one didn’t turn out so good…) I did use what I learned on this tutorial to draw Trog, a character from a webcomic I’m working on. The Webcomic is called Atomic Tails and, hopefully, I’ll be finishing the first set of 20 strips by this winter. Hey, I work full time, it gets tough to do what I want sometimes… Anyways, check out the Trog illustration below.
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