View Full Version : Todd McFarlane - Art Lesson Videos on YouTube! + Stan Lee Comic Book Greats!

Ray Dillon
01-31-2012, 05:52 AM
If you're like me, you grew up with no videos of comic creators drawing. I saw advertisements for "Stan Lee's Comic Book Greats!" featuring guys like Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, videos, but could never get my hands on them. And without conventions nearby, I NEVER got to see anyone but myself and a few friends draw. So for me, it's really really cool seeing all these creators drawing all over YouTube and now McFarlane even has drawing lessons! I would have paid $50 for these when I was starting out. More even!

Go here and subscribe--> http://www.YouTube.com/McFarlaneCompany
And let him know how much you appreciate the videos so he keeps doing them!

Direct to Art Lesson Playlist--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyJg2Gt5xnI&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&feature=plpp_play_all

1. How to Set Up a Page in Photoshop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyJg2Gt5xnI&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&index=1&feature=plpp_video)
2. How to Draw Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ShcFVnNXw&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&index=2&feature=plpp_video)
3. How to Draw Realistic Hands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREDlED0IOY&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&index=3&feature=plpp_video)
4. How to Ink a Comic Book Page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTmg6issgUQ&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&index=4&feature=plpp_video)
5. How to Draw Feet + Hulk Feet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0XI-4qapOg&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&index=5&feature=plpp_video)
6. How to Draw Legs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BjThNJWOW8&list=PLC5B956C8E39F1494&index=6&feature=plpp_video)


And if anyone is wondering what I'm talking about with those Stan Lee videos, here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stan+lee+comic+book+greats&oq=stan+lee+comic&aq=0&aqi=g3&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=235796l238149l0l239122l14l13l0l2l2l0l180l12 71l3.7l10l0

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hzTxRFOwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stan+lee+comic+book+greats&oq=stan+lee+comic&aq=0&aqi=g3&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=235796l238149l0l239122l14l13l0l2l2l0l180l12 71l3.7l10l0)

By the whole series on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoldec-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393193&field-keywords=Stan%20Lee%20Comic%20Book%20Greats&url=search-alias%3Daps

I heart you, YouTube! :carrot::banana::carrot::banana:

Ray Dillon
01-31-2012, 07:03 AM
Oh, yeah! And some of the best insight I've heard/watched was McFarlane talking with Tyrese Gibson and drawing over our buddy Tone Rodriguez's pages! The head thing! GREAT note!


Comix Obsession
01-31-2012, 08:37 AM
Thanks for these! :thumbs: I love watching videos of people drawing - especially when they are drawing characters they have created or teaching us the know-how. I'm currently working my way through this Riven Phoenix course, taking the first 19 lessons free (!!!) on Youtube and then thinking of purchasing the rest of the course. Even just the first lesson on constructing a basic frame for the human body has helped me immensely:


I should stress that I'm learning anatomy not to draw superhero comics, but to have a better understanding of constructing a drawing. I really want to add more depth to my cartooning (I'm aiming more for Samurai Jack than Lone Wolf and Cub), and feel knowing how to draw realistically can only give me better knowledge.

I'm in awe of how simple these artists can make things - Riven Phoenix takes all the difficulty out of drawing and makes everything a simple step-by-step course - by lesson 19 he has you drawing a human skeleton to which you can start to add muscles. That's 19 lessons of 30 minutes or less with practice from oneself - better than you'd get in art school!

God bless the Internet (sometimes)!

Jeremy Colwell
01-31-2012, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the find, Ray! I'll have to check them out.

01-31-2012, 12:52 PM
i had the jim lee video back in the day. to see him drawing and making stuff up on the fly was magical.

01-31-2012, 06:16 PM
Yes, I noticed Todd over there as well, I’m so glad he’s still doing his thang.