Hello again, El Moochadores! Yeah, a long hiatus since my last post, but I’ve been working very hard on the next Atomic Tails comic, and my Inktober drawings. Speaking of which…
This is my first time participating in Inktober, and it is a challenge. Since the beginning of the month I’ve found it very hard to get my drawings done. Not having enough time being a huge factor, also not knowing what to draw. So, I feel like a lot of the drawings I’ve been doing are kind of half-assed or just bad. I had some free time this morning, so I thought I would source some tips and hacks for getting my Inktober drawings done. So check out this very informative video from Windy Iris on the youtube. She provides 5 tips for getting through the month, which I do find helpful. At the end of this month I’m hoping to do a post of all my Inktober drawings and any progress.
Hey El Moochadores! I gotta run to work in a second (…well, drive), but I wanted to start posting some of the tutorial stuff I’ve been watching. First up is a video from Manga artist Mikey Mega Mega on the youtube. This tut covers how to draw hips and waist, which is something I’ve always had a problem with. Not just with sexy pin-up girl stuff, but also with my mice characters who are a bit “hippy” too. Anyways, I gotta get going, but enjoy the video and hit the link above to see more of his tutorials.
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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.
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.
Artist H.C. Brown Explains How Not To Be Afraid of Your Sketchbook
Hello again El Moochadores! I’ve always had this weird problem with showing my sketchbooks to other people. Especially artists. It’s because most of my sketches are either thumbnails for later projects, half-assed drawing attempts and practices, or lots of naked women. So, I’ve always had this fear that anyone one who sees my sketch book will think I’m a pervert (they’d be right) or a schizophrenic. Or even a perverted schizophrenic. I’ve also had this problem with, “what to draw,” and “how do I make my sketchbook look perfect.” Which, in my case is a justifiable concern since my own twin brother’s (aka: The Chud of Atomic Moo) sketchbooks are minor works of art that deserve their own gallery displays.
So that is why I’m posting this video from artist/illustrator H.C. Brown who does a fantastic job of “breaking the fear” of your own sketchbook. In the video below, Brown goes through a lot of stuff artist, and cartoonist, can do to fill their sketchbook and put aside the fear of ruining a blank page. I really like the idea of taping or gluing other elements into a sketchbook. Personally, I do this with cigar bands and bottle labels. I love how they look and a lot of my sketchbooks have collections of cigar bands taped inside. Okay, so I probably smoke too much and might be too obsessed with drawing naked women.
Also, go check out Brown’s comic work at endallgraphics.com. Which, I’ll probably should just do a Moo post about all on its own. Really cools stuff. Anyways, here’s the vid!
Hello El Moochadores! ‘just a real quick post this morning. Since getting back into Atomic Moo, I’ve wanted to start to share more of the practices, tutorials, and other free resources that I encounter online. Being a creative professional is a very real goal of mine and I would like to make that more of the push behind this site and what Chudd and I are trying to accomplish. Y’know, getting paid for making cool stuff. So check out this video by youtuber Sycra, who discuss the idea of iterative drawing. Basically, drawing without reference and learning to stylize.
Though I think this video would be very much improved with a written script (the narrator seems a bit breathless and nervous) the ideas behind it are pretty solid. I’ve even started a bunch of these practice in my sketch book (right) and digital sketch book (when my computer is working). Give it a look and if you do any of these practices, please share with us, I’ll put them up in this post.
Well… At least I was able to post this before midnight… so technically it’s still Saturday (if you live in the Pacific time zone). Anyone else who wants to post their weekly geek-art…thing.. along with us is more than welcome to (skill level does not matter). Just send a jpeg to Trog (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll post it up here. Anyhow, let us know what you think.
Damn I’m horrible about keeping up with this. We both thought this would be a good way to help us build some drawing skill, but also take part in creating some geek art of our own. Since we’ve started this blog we’ve seen some really amazing and talented work that others have done, and I think both of us would love to be able to produce work on the level of those we’ve posted on. We got a long way to go… Anyone else who wants to post their weekly geek-art…thing.. along with us is more than welcome to (skill level does not matter). Just send a jpeg to Trog (email@example.com) and we’ll post it up here. Anyhow, let us know what you think.
Almost didn’t get to do this today, but it’s not my fault. It’s Sean’s (Trogs). Didn’t hand anything over to me until just a few moments ago, and if he hadn’t, well I wouldn’t be doing this. Hell, I ain’t doing it alone. Anyhow, anyone else who wants to post their weekly geek-art along with us is more than welcome to (skill level does not matter). Just send a jpeg to Trog (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll post it up here. Anyhow, let us know what you think.
Hey El Moochadors. Damn, I am WAY late on this today. I wanted to have it done earlier this morning, but I held off until I could finish this piece. Here’s couple of pieces of geek-art Trog and I worked on this week. Hopefully we’ll be more on the ball next week and get something on in the morning. Anyone else who wants to post their weekly geek-art along with us is more than welcome to. Just send a jpeg to Trog (email@example.com), and we’ll post it. Anyhow, let us know what you think.
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