Merry Christmas (+Proportions Lesson Update)



MERRY CHRISTMAS! – Finished wrapping up on this little number just last night. Wouldn’t rather have spent my Christmas Eve any other way!

It’s been a while since we’ve spoken and quite frankly, with all the Christmas festivities, travelling, and relocating from one abode to another – let’s just say it’s been difficult to keep everything chugging along on schedule.

Since today is the day of giving and gratefulness, I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for a wonderful year!

I get messages and comments from aspiring artists every day, telling me how thankful they are that How to Draw Comics . NET exists, and how it has helped them to improve their drawing ability… that alone makes the hard work and energy I put into the site all worthwhile!

The HTDC Facebook Group has grown so much since it began… I couldn’t be prouder of the supportive community we’ve created together. In the beginning I didn’t realize how much we sought a place to share our art, insights and challenges – a place we could be humble and brave enough to learn from one another.

I check in almost every day, to see the amazing work you post, and even more than that, the progress you’ve made along the way.

Thank you for being here. And thank you for your support. Since HTDC began I’ve had a singular focus – to create ‘the’ #1 learning resource for aspiring comic artists available anywhere.

Being a one man team, there’s a lot more to do before that vision is truly realized. But I’m sticking in there for the long haul, and little by little everything is falling into place.

In 2017 I’m looking forward to ramping up HTDC with regular, high quality content and working with you to deliver the best Comic Art training possible… And I cannot wait to show you what’s in store!

Finally, I’d like to touch on the Proportions Lesson coming soon from HTDC!

Over the last few months I’ve been planning and producing this lesson – and it’s been extended multiple times to a monster, 1 hour session covering basically everything you’ll ever need to know about drawing your characters in proportion…

Originally, I’d anticipated a mid-December 2016 release… but it’s now looking more like a later End of January 2017 release.

There are a few reasons for this – the first being that I have a terrible habit of rudely overestimating the speed at which I’m actually able to produce content to the high standards of quality I’ve set for it… as well as the fact that I’m a neurotic perfectionist!

So I’ve extended the Proportions Lesson a number of times, beefing it up more and more with material that I believe simply can’t be left out of a lesson this complete…

The Proportions Lesson has become so comprehensive that I’m confident it’s ‘the’ Lesson on Proportions. And likely the only one you’ll ever need after you watch it.

So I’d like to apologize for the delay! But after all the editing, compositing and revision I’ve done on this lesson, I can tell you it’ll be well worth the wait. The illustration above by the way is from the ‘Proportions in Perspective’ Chapter of the lesson that talks about how Proportions are effected when foreshortened in perspective and put into different poses.

This was a key concern that many of you wrote in about – with the general view being that Proportions become useless once they are viewed and posed in different perspectives…

Well – this isn’t actually true at all. Proportions still come into play, in a big way! And I’ve included it all in the Lesson. Again, the Proportions Lesson will be coming late JANUARY 2017 – so stay tuned, you’re not going to want to miss it!

Thanks again for all your support and incredible patience. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate it. Stay safe – and I’ll see you all in the New Year.

Talk soon, -Clayton


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