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How I Draw Comics by Zombiesmile How I Draw Comics by Zombiesmile
[update 9/9/13] Due to constant theft, I've been forced to add watermarks.

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about tips and tricks to comic making on Tumblr (main:, comic project:… and here as well, so I decided to answer some questions this way. :3

Since I didn't exactly explain toning, here's a useful insight into how other professionals do it:…
Here's a video tutorials for Manga Studio:…
I myself am currently mostly copy-pasting high resolution screentones. (no resizing!)

Drawing a 156 page manga usually takes me about 8-12 months. (covers and promo illustrations included)

Other general tips to get started:
•Have fun and draw what you enjoy, not what others might want to see! (pressure from others kills motivation)
•Start with small project and try finishing them!
•Don't worry about it not being perfect. It's inevitable that the first few pages will look dumb if you look back.
•You will get better the more you draw.

As always, please do not repost this on any website without my written consent (especially 9gag or Funnyjunk, etc).
Thanks to everyone who keeps an eye out for me and my work!♥ ^ 3^


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GraphicGinger Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for the help :3
MelReinH Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Writing ideas and drawing em out is hard. This really helped. Thanks!
snowfang123 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student Artist
i need to start useing photo shop ;3; i used it before in journalism but i need it on here god dang it! XD
BlueLakeKylie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wanted to draw (professional-looking) comics so this is very helpful :3
mhinos1992 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I will be very helpful, thank you very much :)
NihiloNeko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
remeroni Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2014
i need an wacom intuo's i wish i had one Waaaah! :( (Sad) but cool tutorial :D (Big Grin)  and i thoght that artist use computer since im a tablet artist i really wish i had one
Dark-Soulest Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What are water marks??
Chelia24 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usually, a watermark is something that signifies that that piece of art belongs to that artist.  Usually they put their name or alias in clear/transparent letters on top of each picture.
Dark-Soulest Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ooooohhhhhh, that explains so much. THANK YOUZ ^-^
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