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216 • WACOM WIZARDRY WITH JONNY DUDDLE : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE

216 • WACOM WIZARDRY WITH JONNY DUDDLE : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an article entitled ‘Wacom Wizardry with Jonny Duddle’, from issue 3 of the ImagineFX art magazine.

Co-host lilDENNiS had fun with this one, as we talked about stuff like:

The Wacom Cintiq 21UX,
Procreate Painting,
Keyboard Shortcuts,
Does anyone actually use the Stylus Pen Eraser?,
Trying Different Wacom Nibs,
Planning Your Physical Environment,
Buying Cheap Old Graphics Tablets,
Experimenting with your Wacom Setup,
and I sing a lil Jonny Duddle song!

Thumbnail for this episode shows Jonny Duddle’s monkey character from the article.

Hope you had fun with this one :)

207 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTAL LIGHT? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

207 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTAL LIGHT? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at the Art Fundamental Light, which is the first of 7 from an ickle article entitled ‘Why Learn The Art Fundamentals’, from the art book Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered on this one include:

How Relationships Are Everywhere In Art,
The Interconnectedness of Lights and Darks,
Light and Illusions,
Learning To See As An Artist,
Shading Spheres Drawing Exercise,
Ambient Lighting,
Drawing From Life vs Drawing From Imagination,
Light Source Types,
and I wonder … Are We Surrounded by Spirits? :)

Thumbnail for this episode shows Devin Korwin’s Point Light Source Image from the Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing art book.

Hope you like this episode.

205 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTALS? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

205 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTALS? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an ickle article entitled ‘Why Learn The Art Fundamentals’, from the art book Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered on this one include:

Why Learn the Art Fundamentals?,
What Are the Art Fundamentals?,
Realistic Drawing vs Drawing From Your Imagination,
Limitations of the Mind,
Balancing What To Learn,
Making Studying Fun,
Gesture Drawing,
Learning Composition Naturally,
The Fear of Learning Anatomy,
Feeling Overwhelmed,
Learning to See as an Artist,
and I need a Drink :)

Thumbnail for this episode shows the Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing art book cover.

Hope you had like this episode.

203 • OPEN AND CLOSED POSES WITH VICTORIA KOSHELEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

203 • OPEN AND CLOSED POSES WITH VICTORIA KOSHELEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an article entitled ‘Open and Closed Poses with Victoria Kosheleva’, from issue 6 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered during this beautiful article include:

The Importance of Pose,
Balancing Opposites,
Body Language,
Open and Closed Poses,
Asking Questions,
Facial Features,
The Power of Props,
Lines, Shapes, and Colours,
and Victoria Kosheleva’s Fun Character Designs.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the fox character, by Victoria Kosheleva.

Co-host lilDENNiS enjoyed this one, hope you do too :)

191 • THE PERSONALITY TEST WITH ILSE HARTING : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

191 • THE PERSONALITY TEST WITH ILSE HARTING : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an article entitled ‘The Personality Test with Ilse Harting’, from issue 18 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered on this one include:

The Importance of Lines and Shapes,
Planning Your Colours,
Limiting Being Overwhelmed,
Seeing Your Characters as Actors,
Asking Questions,
The Circular Relationship Between Writing and Drawing,
Using Online Clothes Shops for Reference,
How Static Poses can still have Energy and Personality,
The Power of Props,
and How It Always Comes Back to Drawing.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the first gamer girl character, by Ilse Harting.

I love Ilse’s characters, they’re so full of fun … hope you had fun with this one too :)

179 • CRAFTING ADORABLE CHARACTERS WITH FABIOLA COLAVECCHIO : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

179 • CRAFTING ADORABLE CHARACTERS WITH FABIOLA COLAVECCHIO : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

In this one I take a look at an article entitled ‘Crafting Adorable Characters with Fabiola Colavecchio’, from issue 12 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

Fabiola Colavecchio’s characters are full of so much fun, as is this article :)

Some of the topics include:

Big Eyes,
The Power of Props,
Mischievous Looking Fur Balls,
Baby Dragons,
Sketches Vs Finished Drawings,
The Feeling of Colours,
Subtle Details,
Finding Inspiration,
Diminishing Returns,
and How The Meaning of Life is About Finding Balance.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the Mischievous Fur Ball illustration entitled Caveman, by Fabiola Colavecchio.

Hope you have fun with this one.

174 • ANGRY CLOUD WITH EMMA CORMARIE : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

174 • ANGRY CLOUD WITH EMMA CORMARIE : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

A look at a lickle ickle article entitled ‘Characterize This: Angry Cloud with Emma Cormarie’, from issue 15 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

This was such a cool article to study from, leaving me super inspired to give it a go myself!

Some of the topics include:

Textures and Shapes,
Being Mindful of Your Keywords,
Drawing Exercises,
What Makes a Character Angry?,
Unity in your Design,
The Relationship between Background and Character,
Using Yourself as Reference,
and lilDENNiS sees his reflection for the first time.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the Angry Cloud illustration by Emma Cormarie.

Hope you love this one as much as I did.

171 • STORYTELLING AND ATMOSPHERE WITH RAQUEL VILLANUEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

171 • STORYTELLING AND ATMOSPHERE WITH RAQUEL VILLANUEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

A look at an ickle article entitled ‘Storytelling and Atmosphere with Raquel Villanueva’, from issue 16 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

This was a brilliant article to study, I came away from it with a greater appreciation of the power of Colour in telling a Story.

Some of the topics include:

How Everything has Story,
The Power of Exploration,
Ways to Keep it Simple,
Pushing Yourself without Taking Too Many Risks,
How the Initial Idea is Key,
The Connection between Artist, Character, and Viewer,
Exploring Designs, Colours, Inspiration,
Keeping the Feelings Flowing,
Being Mindful of the Story You Want To Tell,
Shape Language,
Using Reference,
and we look at Raquel Villanueva’s cute lil nose.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the articles finished illustration by Raquel Villanueva.

Hope you love this one.

170 • 15 TIPS FOR BETTER CHARACTER DESIGN WITH DAVID MELLING : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE

170 • 15 TIPS FOR BETTER CHARACTER DESIGN WITH DAVID MELLING : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE

A look at an ickle article entitled ’15 Tips for Better Character Design with David Melling’, from issue 201 of the art magazine ImagineFX.

This was such a cool article to study from; not only is it full of cute characters, and beautiful images, but it’s bursting with character design wisdom bombs too!

Some of the topics include:

Character Connection and Relationships,
Gesture Drawing,
Character Sheets,
Character Design Body Language,
How Everything has Story,
A new Fun Drawing Exercise called Sequential Drawing,
Anthropomorphic Design,
Exaggeration,
Expressive Silhouettes,
Being Open Minded,
How Keywords are Key,
Mickey Mouse’s Ears,
Silent Narrative,
and we have some Kitty Kisses :)

The thumbnail for this episode shows the character Ruffles by David Melling.

Hope you enjoy this one.

155 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 2 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

155 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 2 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

The second part of our look at the ickle article ‘Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem’, from the Art Book ‘Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing’.

Last week we looked at – What is Gesture?, Squashing and Stretching, and Building up from a Gesture; this week we look at the rest of this ickle Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem article, which covers Capturing Gestures, and Exploring Personality & Gesture.

Topics include:

Reference vs Imagination,
Questions to Ask Yourself as you’re Capturing Gestures,
Balance between Opposites,
Simplifying Lines,
Visual Flow and The Line of Action,
Comparing Good and Bad Character Poses,
Why does America use Z’s instead of S’s?
How Less is More,
How Knowing What to Exaggerate is Key,
Technical vs Feeling,
Shifting Characters Weight via Contrapposto (Counterpoise),
And lilDENNiS starts humping Kitty.

This was such a fantastic article to study from, hope you enjoyed it :)