Overcoming Obstacles & Staying Motivated



Once again Korey and I catch up in the studio to talk about the creation of 'The Embrace'.


When Michael Oden sent through the concept and backstory for this wicked character, I jumped at the opportunity to do up a cover for the book. Inspired by the likes of Spawn, Haunt and The Crow, this commission was right up my ally. (Click here to check out the IndieGoGo campaign for Michael Oden's 'The Embrace': https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-embrace--2/coming_soon/x/20658139)


Throughout today's whopping 1 Hour + demonstration we'll be discussing a number of topics related to comic book illustration, motivation and the mindset of a pro artist:


  • Line Quality - Dynamic Line Art - Applying Line Weights

  • Calibrating Brush and Canvas Size

  • Line Size and Detail Density for Print

  • Staying Motivated

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • Working With Clients

  • Pricing Art Commissions

  • Advantages to doing Fan Art

  • Rendering

  • Developing Your Artistic Eye

  • Developing an artistic Philosophy

  • How to Learn, and Where to Learn


We hope you get a ton of value out of this comic art demonstration. Before you go, be sure to check out the IndieGoGo campaign for the Barton Bros debut comic KOZOR: Descent Into Madness: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kozor-descent-into-madness/x/20658139#/


Thanks for watching, and until next time - keep on drawing!

-Clayton & Korey


Software Used: Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio


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