• The Etherigton Brothers (awesome British comic book artists - look them up!) are launching a social media buzz in January called „Learnuary“ and invite all artists to post tutorials on social media channels to help other artists out - any topic welcome. I do not usually do tutorials (I feel I have too much to learn myself to pretend to be able to teach anyone), but the couple of videos I did more than a year ago about ProCreate have whipped up a lot of following and I always feel guilty that I haven`t done anything else since.
    So I was thinking of doing a video or two for Learnuary. What would you think is the most interesting?

    • Simple process video with commentary;
    • A think or two about perspective that I feel are not made clear enough in perspective courses (I would call it „What I learnt about perspective that I wished I had known before“);
    • Five ways to set up a perspective grid in less than five minutes;
    • How to define and manage a color palette;
    • Tips and tricks in Photoshop (little known stuff that I found out along the years)
    • My approach to keeping a sketchbook (which I think is a little different than standard and may help people who have difficulty keeping a sketchbook);
    • Any other ideas?

  • I would be interested in the little known things about perspective. I have poured over perspective books trying to find answers for weird situations or at least what I think are weird. Maybe they follow normal rules but I can’t figure out how. One, for example that I kept wondering about was the vanishing points of something falling from the sky which will not be parallel to the ground plane.

    I’d also be interested in your sketch book approach. I love looking at artists’ sketchbooks and seeing their process.

  • Of the topics you listed the 'process-with-commentary' and 'colour palette' intrigue me the most. But if you do a tutorial on anything I'll definitely watch it!

    ~ Pam

  • I'd love any of them (actually I'd love ALL of them! Ha Ha!), but color palette for sure!

  • @smceccarelli I’d love a video on color pallet! I do color completely by ‘feel’ and am very interested in how you approach it.

  • @smceccarelli Well, they ALL sound good to me! I always need help with perspective so, those definitely would be the ones I choose for myself. It is always great to watch a process video with commentary.

  • definitely color palette! :-)

  • @smceccarelli
    All of the ideas sound good!
    I think the perspective video(s) would be very helpful for me.

    I've learned from the things you've posted here on the forums, so you definitely have knowledge that can help others. I'm looking forward to watching your tutorial!

  • 1 perspective
    2 sketchbook
    3 photoshop
    They all sound amazing but that is the order of my interest

  • Thank you all! I guess I will start with one on color palettes and then see if I can go on with perspective and sketchbook (I had actually already shot a sketchbook video but I was so nervous I garbled up all I wanted to say. It’s better if I do not try to talk to the camera, I think ;-))

  • @smceccarelli You're getting braver by the minute :-) You have been progressing so much this past year.

  • I’ve been exporting timelapses from Procreate and it’s gathering quite a bit of social media interest. Really easy since I’ve already done the work. I use lumafusion iPad app to speed up the time so that the time lapse plus a close up. Then drop on a soundtrack. Keep it all under two mins. So as well as specific tuts let you work speak for itself. Nit as awesome as what your suggesting, but perhaps time lapse to promote the other? Here’s what one of mine looks like. Vimeo btw is recommended for some reason. Also I upload natively to Facebook, so views there are substantially higher than the zero views on YouTube LOL.

  • @smceccarelli
    I've never made a video, so you're ahead of me, no matter how it turns out! ;)

    Maybe you could record the sound separately? You could also try adding text instead of audio. Just some ideas. Good luck!

  • @miriam @Andyg thank you for your thoughts! I have already done some videos using ProCreate recording function a little more than a year ago - and talked on top.
    Here is the most successful one:

    Differences between ProCreate and Photoshop

    I wanted to show my face, for a change, but I get way too nervous. I guess I will wait and practice until I have the same charme that Will and Jake have ;-)
    I do not use ProCreate that much at the moment - so I´ll have to capture my screen with the QT player....

  • @smceccarelli oh so that was you! Well done...it’s because of you I bought the iPad this last year! And that particular video for that matter.

  • @smceccarelli
    A video where people can see you talking would be nice. Yes, Will & Jake's videos are great and they seem so relaxed. Keep practicing, and you'll get more comfortable with it! Imagine that you are just talking to a friend. Maybe that will help! I remember one job interview where I told myself I was just going to meet my new work friends, and it worked!

    I'll check out the video you posted. I don't know anything about ProCreate, so it should be interesting. I've used Photoshop in the past, but I've been using GIMP lately.

  • @andyg
    Thanks for sharing your video. It was fun to watch & I really like how you zoomed in on the details of the monocle and chain at the end. I'm a beginner & would love commentary on how to achieve these kinds of effects, so I'm looking forward to watching the Learnuary tutorials. Oh, & you're up to 7 views on YouTube now--ha, ha!

  • @miriam haha! It’s prob cos I uploaded as unlisted as well. It’s really easy. Get a YouTube account. Record in Procreate. LumaFusion has all the settings in export.to zoom in you just literally do a key framing. Really easy.

  • @andyg
    Oh, I meant how to get the rendering effects in your painting--such as how to create a realistic looking chain. But that's good to know in case I get a chance to try out those programs. Thanks!

  • I'm excited to see whatever you come up with, @smceccarelli!

    And thanks for letting us know how easy it is to make a process video with procreate @Andyg, I actually just got the app last week and I'm not super comfortable with it yet, but I've been wondering how process videos are made and I'm glad to know its relatively simple. I do most of my work in Adobe Illustrator though, so I'll have to figure out how to show that in a video someday.

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