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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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bonezilla Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thank you. this helps a lot, and its ok to not be good at it all. it gives us hope.
ScarletteRoseDEzZean Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful ! :D Thanks for sharing your experience and it'll hep me much in my future~y story ^^ :D 
MoonBeam18 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what program do u use?
archXart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it does it does!!! I'm not a comic artist, but I have a cartoony style and I love taking a peek inside other artist's minds! 
Witequeen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
very useful! OMG i really needed this France (Crying) [V3] 
15cocopuffs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
very usefull, thanks n___n
Saido-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I always wanted to know how to start drawing a comic but I never knew how to do it. This is very helpful, and I want to follow your example. Thank you so much for sharing this!
SuperSonicBros2012 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does wacom intuos 5 work with HP windows 8
KALBE810 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Thank you! 
renzor29 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This will help me a lot! Thanks :D
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