See how you can design fan art that will stand out from the crowd.
Techniques demonstrated will be how to merge text and images as well as how to achieve your own personal interpretation while also capturing the subject’s character and personality.
- Fan Art YouTube playlist
- Art Professor Who Hated Fan Art now LOVES IT (50 seconds)
- Painting Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (1 min)
Prof Lieu’s Tips
When you’re planning out compositions in thumbnail sketches, the thumbnail should have little to do with how you would be articulating with your brush in the final artwork.
Composition is largely about placement, what is in the upper right corner, what are you putting in the center, etc.
A lot of the times I tell people their thumbnails are “too good.” The longer time you spend on each thumbnail, the more polished it is, the fewer thumbnails you can pump out.
That really limiting your options, you have far fewer compositions to choose from.
If each thumbnail takes 5-10 min. to make, you can pump out tons of compositional options. If a thumbnail takes an hour to draw, it’s less likely you will make a bunch.
- Sennelier Abstract Inks
- Sennelier Heavy Body Acrylic
- Sumi brushes
- W&N Watercolor Block, cold press
- Tombow dual brush pens
- Tombow ABT PRO brush pens
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