Wednesday, 17 January 2018

How to THINK when you draw FEET and SHOES tutorial #LEARNUARY day SEVENTEEN!

Today's tutorial for #LEARNUARY is How to THINK When You Draw FEET and SHOES!

And there's EVEN MORE awesome drawing lessons and resources going up on OUR TWITTER every DAY! Yesterday we posted up THIS MIND-BENDING set of DESIGNS by one of my FAVOURITE environment artists, and TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TRICKS for making your stories FLOW on the page!
 
Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)


And if you want MORE, here's my first 100 ONE HUNDED tutorials for FREE!

Lorenzo!



Why we love the True Believer's show SO MUCH we're attending it on LORENZO'S BIRTHDAY!

YES! You read that right, February 3rd is MY BIRTHDAY, but you know what, this year I'm NOT going to be spending it eating pizza and chocolate, watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and drinking my bodyweight in banana milkshake like normal, instead I'm going to be attending the True Believers Comic Festival in CHELTENHAM!

WHY?!! Because it's an awesome show! So if you want to come see us (or just wish me many happy returns :) be sure to attend, as we'll have TONS of awesome books for you to peruse as usual (full list coming up soon!) and every customer gets a free sketch by yours truly!

See you there!

Lorenzo!


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

How to THINK when you draw CAR CHASES tutorial #LEARNUARY day SIXTEEN!

Today's tutorial for #LEARNUARY is How to THINK When You Draw CAR CHASES

And if you want some AWESOME CHARACTER DESIGN INSPIRATION, check out THIS AMAAAAAAZING set of SEMI-SILOUETTE THUMBNAILS that we posted up on our Twitter yeasterday! Loads more extras to come all day today over on our Twitter! 

Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)


And if you want MORE, here's my first 100 ONE HUNDED tutorials for FREE!

Lorenzo!




Monday, 15 January 2018

The WONDERFUL tutorials of MEG WITTWER for THUNDERCLUCK

Today for #LEARNUARY I want to introduce you to an INCREDIBLE series of tutorials by talented illustrator MEG WITTWER, which have been posted up fairly regularly for the past year or so on THUNDERCLUCK.

This series, (called TUTOR TUESDAYS) is, in my opinion, one of the most consistently HIGH QUALITY and BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED free tutorial series on the web. Playfully conversational in tone, immensely inventive, and with MASSES of artwork to support the creative teaching, there is SO MUCH to enjoy and learn from Meg's lessons.

Go FOLLOW MEG on INSTAGRAM HERE, and tell her The Etherington Brothers sent you :)

Lorenzo!

How to THINK when you draw SMOKE EFFECTS tutorial #LEARNUARY day FIFTEEN!

Here's my how to THINK when you draw SMOKE EFFECTS tutorial for #LEARNUARY!

Yesterday's MASSIVE EXTRA tutorials and references over on our TWITTER included THIS ABSOLUTELY BEEEEUTIFUL set of FACIAL EXPRESSION references by SKETCHOLIVIA, and THIS very HANDY tutorials on painting VEILS and TRANSLUCENT FABRIC. LOADS MORE going up on our twitter today, see it all RIGHT HERE!

Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)

And if you want more, here's MY FIRST 100 ONE HUNDRED TUTORIALS FOR FREE!

Lorenzo!




Monkey Nuts Kickstarter packages have ALL been SENT! And you KNOW what's coming next...!

And we're DONE! The sketches have all been drawn, the books signed, and the packages sent! As promised, all books will be with you by the end of February, if you don't have them already!

SPECIAL NOTE:
There are a couple of you who have still not filled in your surveys, which may be because the original kickstarter message asking you to do so went into your spam folder. I'll be contacting those of you that this applies to via email soon, just to remind you to log in to kickstarter, go to your Monkey Nuts section, and fill in your delivery details.

A HUGE thank you to you all for backing this Kickstarter, we've LOVED this entire process!

We have a GIANT multi-book Kickstarter coming in MARCH including the How to THINK when you DRAW BOOK, my NEW 600 PAGE sketchbook, and a reprint of the super-rare Art of Stranski artbook! Just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)

If you need to contact me, you can message me through kickstarter, or email me at misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk, and of course be sure to join me on the BLOG, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM, each week for looooads more! Cheers, my friends!


Lorenzo!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

How to THINK when you draw 3-SHAPE CHARACTERS tutorial #LEARNUARY day FOURTEEN!

Today's tutorial for #LEARNUARY is How to THINK When You Draw THREE-SHAPE CHARACTERS

LOADS more TUTORIALS, TIPS and REFERENCE SETS went up on OUR TWITTER yesterday - including THIS GUIDE to lighting your characters' FACES, and THIS AMAZING set of tips by GRIZ and NORM on how to place your character's features EASILY!

Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail"Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ARTwith your books :)


And if you want MORE, here's my first 100 ONE HUNDED tutorials for FREE!

Lorenzo!





Saturday, 13 January 2018

How to THINK when you draw VINTAGE PLANES tutorial #LEARNUARY day THIRTEEN!

Here's my how to THINK when you draw VINTAGE PLANES tutorial for #LEARNUARY!

And here's a WHOLE TON OF NEW STUFF that we posted on our TWITTER ...

Loads more EXTRA CONTENT coming to our twitter today, enjoy!

Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)

And if you want more, here's MY FIRST 100 ONE HUNDRED TUTORIALS FOR FREE!

Lorenzo!



https://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/learnuary-day-two-part-one-full-set-of.html


Friday, 12 January 2018

5 reasons why making something which HELPS PEOPLE will be the BEST THING you EVER DO! #LEARNUARY

Those wonderful folks over at the mighty LULU (the ONLY place online to get my two MASSIVE 600 page sketchbooks :) invited me to write an article for their awesome blog for #LEARNUARY, and I chose to base it around how sharing your skills with others brings with it so many benefits to your art and your career.

You can read the FULL ARTICLE, entitled 5 Reasons Why Making a Book Which HELPS PEOPLE Will Be The Best Thing You'll Ever do right HERE!

Lorenzo!

MASSIVE #LEARNUARY NEWS! Announcing How to THINK when you ... WRITE!!!!!

SOOOOOO excited about this! Very, very VERY VERY VERY pleased to announce the beginning of a BRAND NEW How to Think series being launched today exclusively for #LEARNUARY, called How to THINK when you WRITE, with Robin!

As you know, I'm the ART half of the Etherington Brothers, but all our stories, books, scripts etc are written by my awesome bro. Robin has worked professionally in virtually EVERY AVENUE of writing for the entertaiment industry, including screen writing for the BBC, comics for Disney, Dreamworks and Aardman, he's written Illustrated novels, ACTUAL grown-up novels (those are the books without pictures, folks!) animation scripts, newspaper strips, stage shows, as well as writing ALL OUR BOOKS for the past 10 years.

We know that many of you who follow our tutorials aren't just designing and illustrating your own comics, books, games and animations, a LOT of you are WRITING them too. As you can imagine, I'm pretty chuffed Robin's bringing all his tutorials to YOU for FREE, to help you skill up your writing and have a ton of fun discovering the joys of crafting stories the Etherington way!

Scroll down for EPISODES ONE and TWO, and keep that dial tuned to the e-bros for LOTS more...!

Lorenzo!

Thursday, 11 January 2018

How to THINK when you draw LOGOS tutorial #LEARNUARY day ELEVEN!

Today's tutorial for #LEARNUARY is How to THINK When You Draw LOGOS!

LOADS of AMAZING STUFF going up on OUR TWITTER all month! We just posted THIS tutorial all about how to add TWIST to your figure poses by Griz and Norm, and THIS FANTASTIC SET of about a MILLION KICKING POSES!

Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)

And if you want more, here's MY FIRST 100 ONE HUNDRED TUTORIALS FOR FREE!


Lorenzo!



https://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/learnuary-day-two-part-one-full-set-of.html

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

How to THINK when you draw ROCK FORMATIONS tutorial #LEARNUARY day TEN

Here's a refresher on my how to THINK when you draw ROCK FORMATIONS tutorial for #LEARNUARY!

Yesterday's EXTRA tutorials and references over on our TWITTER included THIS WONDERFULLY DYNAMIC set of ACTION FIGURE POSES by JessicaYMao, and THIS great set of ANIMATOR'S NOTES on a certain famous BEAR! Loads more EXTRA CONTENT coming to our twitter today, enjoy!

Tutorials BOOK coming to KICKSTARTER March 2018, just mail "Add me, Lorenzo!" to misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk to be on the launch day mailing list - best chance to get ORIGINAL ART with your books :)

And if you want more, here's MY FIRST 100 ONE HUNDRED TUTORIALS FOR FREE!

Lorenzo!



https://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/learnuary-day-two-part-one-full-set-of.html