Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Here's just SOME of the swag we're bringing to THOUGHT BUBBLE this weekend...!

See below for some of the swag we're bringing to the mighty THOUGHT BUBBLE comic convention THIS WEEKEND! We're TABLE 165 - first table you see as you come through the MAIN ENTRANCE of the COMIXOLOGY marquee! See you there!

Lorenzo!



Sunday, 16 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw BATTLE DAMAGE tutorial - #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW tutorial - How to THINK When You Draw BATTLE DAMAGE!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's links to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!

Lorenzo!


http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-full-set-of-150-one-hundred-and.html

Friday, 14 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw ANGRY EXPRESSIONS tutorial - #FridayFundamentals

Here's How to THINK when you draw ANGRY EXPRESSIONS, for#FridayFundamentals! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for#FridayFundamentals, for LOADS more 
tutorials and references!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's a link to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!
Lorenzo!



CALLING ALL CANADIANS!

CALLING ALL CANADIANS! The EPIC Canadian comic store, STANGE ADVENTURES COMICS AND CURIOSITIES imported an ENTIRE BOX of tutorials books! They're only available IN-STORE, so go to the Prince Street branch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and tell them Lorenzo sent you! STORE LOCATION:

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

How to think when you WRITE THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY


This week on #WORDY WEDNESDAY we're taking a look at the slippery slope of disaster ... in THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. Sometimes, to bring a character to life, you've got to almost kill them first!

If you're keen for more tips and inspirational suggestions to fire up your work, you'll find MY FIRST 50 FIFTY TUTORIALS gathered together in alphabetical order via the link at the bottom of the page.  

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

See you in seven!

Robin




Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Thought Bubble LOCATION announced! We're on TABLE 165, right in front of the MAIN ENTRANCE to the COMIXOLOGY TENT!

Hey folks! As promised yesterday, we're VERY excited to announce our table location at THOUGHT BUBBLE, which is happening on the 22nd and 23rd of THIS MONTH up in LEEDS! We're on TABLE 165 - basically the first table you get to as you come through the MAIN ENTRANCE of the COMIXOLOGY marquee.

This is the FIRST TIME EVER outside of Kickstarter that we've offered the chance to grab a copy of my very RARE How to THINK when you DRAW tutorials book, as well as the sold-out Art of Stranski, the rare-as-hens's teeth MONKEY NUTS 2 and 16 more titles besides.

NUMBERS of ALL BOOKS are LIMITED, so get on over to our table EARLY :) We'll be chatting, laughing and generally messing around all weekend at the table, so drop by and join us!

More news, and a FULL stock list coming soooon!

Lorenzo!

Monday, 10 September 2018

September Book Festival Challenge!

The Challenge is ... will I survive?

As part of our Autumn tour (see below - new events being added as I type) I shall be travelling roughly 826 miles to perform 5 live shows within three days, from one end of the country to the other. All in the name of FUN!



















Between the 27th and 30th September you'll be able to catch me first at the Jersey Festival of Words, then at the Broughton Hall Children's Literature Festival for gigs on both Saturday and Sunday. Oh, and in-between those two, I'll be visiting local schools to share the magic of creativity.

I'm gonna be BUSY, but I cannot wait.

Click the festival links above to find out more.

Robin

FREE PRINT BONANZA only at THOUGHT BUBBLE!

As many of you will know, I very rarely sell prints of my work, but at THOUGHT BUBBLE in under TWO WEEKS TIME we'll be giving you the chance to get not one, not two, but THREE prints, all for FREE, when you buy various books or combos at the show. See the image below for all the details, and STAY TUNED, because TOMORROW we're announcing our location at the show!

Lorenzo!

Sunday, 9 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw FLAGS tutorial #SkillUpSunday!

It's #SkillUpSundayLet's kick things off with a BRAND NEW tutorial - How to THINK When You Draw FLAGS!

And join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for #SkillUpSunday, as we have TONS more FREE TUTORIALSREFERENCE SETS and RESOURCES coming for you! GO HERE to see more!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's links to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!

Lorenzo!


http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-full-set-of-150-one-hundred-and.html

Friday, 7 September 2018

How to THINK when you draw VEHICLE STANCE tutorial - #FridayFundamentals!

Here's How to THINK when you draw VEHICLE STANCE, for #FridayFundamentals! 

And don't forget to join us on OUR TWITTER TODAY for#FridayFundamentals, for LOADS more 
tutorials and references!

And if you want EVEN MORE, here's a link to 150 ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREE TUTORIALS!
Lorenzo!


http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-full-set-of-150-one-hundred-and.html

Thursday, 6 September 2018

How to think when you WRITE PEOPLE YOU KNOW tutorial! #WORDYWEDNESDAY

It's the middle of the week ... then it must be #WORDY WEDNESDAY ... wait ... #WORDYTHURSDAY! 

"Write what you know." 

That's good advice, and one thing we all know is OTHER PEOPLE. So today we've going to have a think about how to bring our loved ones (and not-so-loved-ones) to the page.

More? MORE? Very well ... you'll find MY FIRST 50 FIFTY TUTORIALS gathered together in alphabetical order via the link at the bottom of the page.  

Updated WEEKLY - Available FOREVER.

See you in seven!

Robin




The UK's MOST SUCCESSFUL comics kickstarter of ALL-TIME, completely fulfilled ON TIME.

Well, here we are at the final update on this record-breaking campaign - all the surveys have been sent out over the past 3 months, and every single package (if you've filled in your survey!*) has now been sent, meaning everyone will have their books by the end of September, as promised. In fact, the vast majority of you have them already.

7,500 copies were signed, 450 pieces of original art now have new homes, I processed through 10 TONNES of books, and sent out more than 5,000 separate packages to over 60 different countries. THANK YOU ALL for bringing this thing to life, without you it would not exist, and an extra thank you to ROBIN, who helped me out in the crazy first month of sending all those tier one packages (he got so he could bag and box a book in under 5 seconds!).

You have all given me the freedom to continue this massive project, and to focus more than ever on SHARING SKILLS for FREE. I feel so strongly that the proliferation of paid subscription services and paywalls are beginning to shut off much of the best art education on the internet, and I'm determined to FIGHT BACK against that, on behalf of everyone that feels as I do that sharing skills for free is the greatest gift we can give to one another. The tutorials are going to continue every week on line, as Robin and I build a resource so MASSIVE and so DIVERSE, that you will NEVER have to PAY to learn to DRAW or WRITE online ever again. Paywalls DOWN, skills UP!

This whole process has been a complete JOY from beginning to end, you've all shown me so much support, in particular in the amazing comments you left in that "say something to make me smile while I'm packing" section of the surveys. That was so wonderful, as some of you told me how they'd discovered my work, some of you told me about how the tutorials had helped you, some told me that the books were surprise gifts for friends, brothers, sisters, parents or children, or for people they'd had a crush on for years! Some told me very moving stories about how the online tutorials had helped them find a new direction in their lives after depression, or unemployment, or the loss of a loved one. Some of you suggested music or podcasts I could listen to while packing, told me jokes, suggested I do various exercises/drink lots of water/coffee/beer/milkshakes/take breaks/don't stop/keep going! I cannot tell you how touching it was to get one of those wonderful comments to read each time I printed a new packing label, it made me feel SO connected to you all during this wonderfully EPIC task, and gave me an incredible sense of how far this thing has reached now :)

And then a HUGE thank-you to those of you who took the time to post up about the books on twitter and instagram, or write reviews of the books on your blogs etc. It was incredible to literally see these books in the hands of so many different people from around the world - I chose not to post up images of the books myself, but instead to retweet the pictures and videos YOU posted flicking through the books , and many of them got amazing traffic, so I hope you guys benefited from that by gaining some extra followers too ;)

*For the few of you who have not filled in your survey yet because the survey email (and subsequent reminder email) got sent to your email spam folder - DON'T WORRY! Just log into your kickstarter account, click your little avatar, go to "backed projects", then click the "How to THINK when you draw" thumbnail - your survey is waiting there for you.

If you think your package should have arrived, but it hasn't yet, please wait until the end of September for delivery. After then, if your package hasn't turned up, drop me a message through Kickstarter or email me at misterlorenzoboy@yahoo.co.uk and I'll get it sorted.

This is the final update on this campaign, BUT, if you want more FREE tutorials and art EVERY DAY, just follow along with us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM or our BLOG, for an endless stream of new stuff :)

Any questions, just let me know, I respond to all messages on all platforms within 24 hours :)

Thank you all for being a part of this thing!

Lorenzo!