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Get Ready, MegaCon 2017 is Here!

This week is MegaCon 2017! It’s definitely con season and all the big cons are finally happening. MegaCon 2017 happens down in Orlando, Florida. MegaCon 2017 has a solid guest list including big names like Tim Curry, Stan Lee, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis, James Marsters, Felicia Day and more. The convention covers all the...

How to Add Weathering to Your Cosplay

If you’re creating armor or weaponry for your cosplay, you’ll probably need to think about weathering. Most armor doesn’t stay shiny and new for long! Adding weathering to your cosplay shows that the pieces have seen some battle. This technique from The Costume Making Guide by Svetlana Quindt AKA Kamui Cosplay will help you...

Mastering Manga 2: How to Draw a Hand

Hands can be intimidating to draw. Learning how to draw a hand is an essential skill if you want to draw people. There are a lot of ways to draw hands, but we’ll break down how to draw a hand with an easy guideline tutorial from Mastering Manga 2 by Mark Crilley. Don’t forget that...

Learn How to Draw a Dog with a Free Tutorial!

Dogs are man’s best friend. I’m a cat person myself, but any time I see a dog I can’t resist running over to pet and play with it. Now you can learn how to draw a dog with this free step-by-step demonstration from Cartoon Animal Friends by Char Reed. Today’s tutorial will show how to...

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a big deal. Still is in some ways. That story was a huge project for Joss Whedon and all the actors involved. Sarah Michelle Gellar was able to portray a strong female character in a new way, showing that Buffy could be sensitive and girly but also still strong...

The Scream and Alien Covenant Merge in a New Mashup

Alien Covenant comes out this weekend. The Alien series is beloved. Though some of the recent additions to the franchise have left fans less than thrilled. Prometheus only seemed to get an okay reception. It’s sitting at 72% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes but just 68% with audiences. The original Alien from 1979 has a...

Grab Your Wands HP Fans, Misticon is this weekend!

I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow my love of the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter fans are dedicated and the conventions for fans of the wizarding world still abound. This weekend MISTIcon (aka the Ministry Interdepartmental Service Training Institute) is happening up in New Hampshire. Grab your wand and your robe for a magical...

Technique Tuesday: How to Draw Feathers

From birds to angels and gryphons to pegasus, feathers can seem like a tough thing to draw for your fantasy illustrations. Don’t worry, we’ll break it down. Today’s Technique Tuesday covers how to draw feathers. We hope this free tutorial from Dreamscapes Myth and Magic makes those complicated little feathers and wings seem less...

Drawing Anime Villains: Cats, Birds, Insects and More

Every anime has its heroes, but of course you can’t have a good show without anime villains! Sometimes the anime villains are actually the more interesting characters. Your anime or manga might have a mighty sorcerer or a fierce anthro feline. Maybe there’s a queen bee ordering everyone around. We’ve pulled pages from Draw...

Developing the Concept Art of Horizon Zero Dawn

I love the art of Lois van Baarle AKA Loish. I’ve followed her work on DeviantArt for a long time and it’s been great to watch her skill develop. Her pieces are so impressive. The beautiful new Playstation 4 game Horizon Zero Dawn has been out for a few months now so some artists...