November 2020

Tips of the Month

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Out of the Tips posted between Nov 1–30, 2020, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

The themes this time were Comic sound effects, Settings for printing in color, and Portraits. Many of the portrait tutorials explained the basic structure of the human face, which emphasized the importance of the basics of drawing. We also saw many Tips that introduced print settings that allow you to print your work the way you want. If you prefer to listening to tutorials rather than reading them, be sure to check out the tips that come with videos. Submissions for the next Tips of the Month have already started! We’re looking forward to your entries!

Video Award

  1. In addition to explaining the basics of making data for print, such as resolution, margins, color profiles, this TIPS also explains techniques such as spot coloring and overprinting in detail. Furthermore, both text and video versions of the article are very easy to understand.
  2. Although the video begins with a comedy skit, don't be fooled! The tutorial that follows presents the creation of a complete portrait using the basic techniques of art. Through the work of drawing a portrait, the author introduces us to techniques such as how to capture shapes or how to add light and shadows, which can also be very useful for drawing other types of works.

Gold Award

  1. This article, complete with several examples, shows you how to draw sound effects that overlay and pop out of frames. Each one also shows how to express a character's emotions using text and other visual elements. It's a wonderful example of how a tutorial can both teach techniques in a fun way.
  2. In this Tips, Each of the face's angles and parts - eyes, nose, and mouth - are described in detail for drawing portraits. We found the use of a semi-realistic drawing style used in the examples to be quite useful as it is a style that many are interested in portraying.

Silver Award

  1. This tutorial shows the process of creating a inked style portrait from a photograph. The way the skin, beard, and other textures were rendered is wonderful. If you are looking to study pen stroke techniques, we highly recommend watching the video part as well. The advice for social media profile icons was also practical and helpful.
  2. In this article, you will learn how to draw sound effects that can be used in dynamic action scenes. It focuses on designing the letters to match the tone and context of the illustration, thus taking your work to the next level.
  3. Learn how to transform black-and-white comic sound effect text in five ways using the edge of the text, gradients, and shadows. The techniques shown are simple and great for beginners! By mastering them, you can then apply them to other aspects of your work other than comic sound effects!
  4. This tutorial shows to animate sound effects for comics. It shows how to set up a timeline and create animations by simply transforming the text and speech balloons. The techniques presented are an excellent option for producing webcomics. Don't hesitate to check it out!
  5. This 6-minute video shows the differences between RGB and CMYK, resolution (dpi) settings, color profiles, and other basic knowledge of print production and how they differ from ordinary digital illustration production. If this is your first time creating artwork for print, we highly recommend referring to this tutorial.
  6. Wouldn't it be fun if you could easily create original goods with your illustrations? This Tips shows how to adjust your print data for good, reliable printing results on your home inkjet printer. There's even a video included if you prefer to listen to the tutorial rather than read it.
  7. Even if you draw the same person or character, an illustration's impression can change simply by changing its composition and lighting. This tutorial explains how to make those changes using easy-to-understand examples. It introduces the knowledge you need to know to create the portrait you want to draw.
  8. This useful course explains the basic knowledge needed before creating a portrait, such as the structure of the face, ears, hair, facial expressions, etc. It then covers practical knowledge that will improve the quality of your work just by being aware of it, such as how to pose and the overall composition of your character. If you are interested in drawing portraits, we recommend checking this tutorial out.
  9. This portrait tutorial uses an original style that immediately catches the eye. Draw trendy portraits by capturing the face from large silhouettes and features. If you are looking to recreate the sharp shadows, be sure to use the [Lasso] tool used in this tutorial.
  10. This tutorial explains what you need to know before going to print, such as resolution and CMYK color space. In addition to how to preview at print size, you'll find useful techniques such as using the functions of the command bar and new windows that make preparing your work even easier.
  11. This course teaches you how to create sound effects on vector layers with ease. Each step of the process is explained in a very easy to understand manner, using lots of high-quality images and videos as examples. It also explains what onomatopoeia should be chosen for each manga scene and is recommended for those interested in Japanese manga structure.
  12. This unique tutorial is packed with ideas for combining humans and animals and for anthropomorphizing animals. When drawing a portrait, you may be able to bring out more personality by combining the person with an animal of your choice or an animal that matches the image of that person.
  13. This Tips covers the creation of anime portraits. It explains how to draw the composition and pose according to a character's personality, as well as how to draw the eyes, nose, and other parts of the character. The explanation of each element, such as the face and hair, was particularly helpful as it introduced how to distinguish the character's characteristics.

Bronze Award

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