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Star Trek Discovery Boldly Going In New Directions

Star Trek Discovery is the latest in the epic space franchise. The movies that rebooted the original series universe with Kirk and Spock have done well. Into Darkness was a bit disappointing with the rehash of Khan when they easily could’ve kept the same story and just had Benedict’s character as the second in...

DC Celebrating 25 Years of Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn has long been a big character for DC. This year DC is celebrating 25 years of the quirky character. Harley has gone through many different versions over the years between the many comic books, the video games and the live-action version in Suicide Squad. I’ve always loved the Harley Quinn from Batman:...

Painting Animal Eyes: Watercolor Birds

Everyone has heard that phrase, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Human or animal, the eyes are very expressive. Getting the eyes right in your art is important. We’re here to help! Painting animal eyes or human eyes is easy once you learn how to break it down. Today’s blog post covers...

Tokyopop Manga List Now Includes IMPACT Author Sophie-Chan!

Tokyopop is pretty much the best known publisher for manga. Now the Tokyopop manga list includes the original creation, Ocean of Secrets, written and illustrated by IMPACT author Sophie-chan! Sophie-chan has been successfully creating videos on YouTube, published a how to draw book with us called Manga Workshop Characters and has been working to...

Happy Father’s Day to All Superhero Dads Out There!

Our parents are superheroes right? They raise us and turn us into real humans, which is a ton of work! We want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day! You’re definitely a superhero to us. Feel free to download the image below, print it out and give it to your...

New Overwatch Collectibles Bring the Characters to Life

Blizzard’s game Overwatch has been incredibly successful. It’s a fun game with a lot of characters to choose from and Blizzard is continuing to add new elements to the game to keep it exciting. I love the character designs for this game. Even though it’s a shooter, the characters are vibrant and stylized instead...

How to Create Character Details, Inspired by Wonder Woman

Creating character details is really important when developing your own character. Specific details will inform your readers about that character with just a glance and make them recognizable. Costume elements can play into the story you write as well.  With the new Wonder Woman movie out, I’ve been diving deep into her history and...

Art Inspiration: Valerian Color Palettes

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is coming out soon and I can’t wait. The movie looks gorgeous and I am all in for a giant crazy space opera. Check out our blog post with the trailers and behind the scenes video about the costumes and makeup for the film. Since the...

How to Draw Medieval Clothing

I’ve long loved costume design and seeing the gorgeous historical costumes from the many different fashion eras. Each era has a signature style. Medieval clothing definitely had a look of its own. With today’s post you’ll learn some of the history of medieval clothing so that you can draw it for the character you’re...

Doug Chiang’s 6 Keys to Good Design

Doug Chiang is an award-winning artist who has done a lot of work for film and TV. He’s also worked on multiple projects for the Star Wars franchise. He’s done work on the movies and video games! You can read a Q&A with him and learn how to draw a spaceship by following those links...