Art Tutorials – Learn to Draw Step by Step

Learn how to draw it, paint it and create it all with step-by-step instruction from IMPACT authors, step by step.

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Manga Monday: How to Layer Colors

Making your characters and your art pop is definitely an important skill to learn. Layering your colors will help characters seem more alive and add dimension. Check out this step-by-step demo from Supittha “Annie” Bunyapen on how to layer colors with a Mad Hatter character. DEMONSTRATION: Layering Colors Step One: Paint the Basecoat Coat...

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Fantasy Friday: Dragon Robot

In fantasy worlds, dragons are a major driving force of the mythology. But what would one of these imaginary creatures look like if it was thrown into the modern era? Check out artist E.J. Su’s adaptation of what he thinks a dragon would look like. His Dragon Robot, along with many others, can be...

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Santa’s List

Every year, when December hits and holiday music is in full swing, you can’t help but wonder where you rank on Santa’s Naughty or Nice List. This year, IMPACT books wants to help families out by offering up a 50% off sale that’s so irresistible that even Santa wants to throw his list out...

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Artist’s Talk With SCAPE & HLOVE

If you missed the “Moments of Grace” show opening, don’t worry! Here is an amazing opportunity to talk with the artists on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 6:30-8pm. Come out for our Artist’s Talk to hear from SCAPE and HLOVE. I will be there to discuss what are my inspirations, my techniques, and some aspirations!...

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Manga Monday: How to Draw the Shoujo Boy

Shoujo manga is a great genre of manga. The art style is amazing. There are quite a few good Shoujo manga series that I’ve loved over the years. A few of my favorites are Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Princess Tutu and Revolutionary Girl Utena. I love the manga and the anime versions of these...

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How to Face Paint a Bat

Extreme Face Painting ideas can be shared by everyone! It’s for kids, parents, clowns, thespians, face and body painters, make-up artists, and anyone who wants to transform someone into their heart’s desire. There are projects for every skill level imaginable, ranging from the most simple designs to the intricately complex. That means anyone (Yes-even...

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Halloween Tricks: Freaky Funny Clay Demo

Learn how to make fingers and toes out of clay using Maureen Carlson’s Freaky Fun Clay book. Then jumpstart your imagination by making some Halloween toe jam! DEMONSTRATION: TOE JAM Step One: Make Toes Make 6–10 small toes, sized to fit in the jar. Let them dry while you’re doing the rest of the...

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Manga Monday: How to Draw a Confident Pose

In real life and in art, confidence is key. A confident pose might involve a wife stance, or grand gestures. Direct eye contact and facing the body toward who is speaking are also signs of confidence. Today’s tutorial from Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2 will teach you how to draw a character...

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Manga Monday: Drawing Hands with Mark Crilley

In the first Mastering Manga book by Mark Crilley, he showed us these great poses to reference when drawing hands.       This time in Mastering Manga 2, he gives a step-by-step tutorial. You wanted it, you got it! Hands are definitely not the easiest thing to draw. I know it’s something I struggle...

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How to Draw a Mermaid

In celebration of The Little Mermaid’s 25th anniversary we, at IMPACT, decided to show a step-by-step of these sea-dwelling fantasy creatures. So while you try your hand at drawing a mermaid, listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s new version of Part of Your World. A mermaid’s upper body closely resembles that of human’s, while their...