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TZH Webcomic Tutorial by Ashwings TZH Webcomic Tutorial by Ashwings
Hey everyone! Have a tutorial! Enjoy!
It's pretty big...so it may take a while to load^^ I cover everything...I think. Yes.

It takes me, on average, 6-8 hours to make a strip. Sometimes longer because I can be REALLY picky with certain things, especially with the line-art. So it varies-- also this had a far less complicated background, so that cuts down time considerably!


The Zombie Hunters ©JennyRomanchuk
www.thezombiehunters.com
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If you have ever wanted to create your own web comic page,or feel you need guidance is this creative process,thenTZH Webcomic Tutorial by `Ashwings is for you.This extremely detailed tutorial will guide you step-by-step through this members process to create a professional looking comic page.Although a little experiance in photoshop is required,there are still many techniques included in this tutorial that I am sure will inspire you. Thank you for sharing. ( Featured by znow-white )
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zoven Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Ill fav this for reference thanks so much for doing this. ^^
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legoland99 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013

<3  I love your work ,and I open your site everyday ,I'm thinking to buy the first book , I got to try all those programs XD


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xVentusXCrytsalx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL.... to my idiotic mind with computers that looks HARD..... but that is cooll.... i love your comics...:3
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bibicachan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
<3 :D very helpfull
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! :la:
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xFeatheredFury Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial helped me SO much! I'm beginning to draw a comic digitally and I had absolutely no idea how to put speech marks in, and this really helped! ^^

Once again, THANKS! 8D
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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FlamingPickles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You and your comic are amazing, I just started reading it, and then stumbled across this tutorial. Wow.
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Glad you are liking it n__n
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TheRainbowRanger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
What kind of scanner do you own?
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I own a Epson Perfection V200 Photo :)
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TheRainbowRanger Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you :D Now I shall save the little money I have and buy one! :)
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TheRainbowRanger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Oops, nevermind. I just noticed it in the tut.
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW!!!!!!!!! :wow: Nice :-)
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Prannke Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you <3
Did this technique for my first college graphics course intro assignment! It was a bit (make that A LOT) more shading than my lazy self ususally does by such nice work. I have been a fan for years and hope that my little cartoons can become HALF as good compared to yours one day.
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ApocalypticAya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so muck for this ^0^''
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Vipera8 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
molto brava!
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demonprince102 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
awesome
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VendettaHex33 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
This is great! I like all the advice.
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warthogrampage Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd never thought to use Poser in this way. Thanks for the tips
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Raidell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Your tips are really good. :)
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noiselessness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Fantastic tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. I couldn't even imagine trying to figure all this out on my own!
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Faylinn-Night Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh. This is amazing! That you for taking time to give us a few pointers in this area. Seriously. :'D I'm just beginning to maul over the idea of making a comic, but I have no idea where to start. It's a bit overwhelming. There's so many things you can do! I was actually dreading the idea of having to ink every panel I drew (I'm a sucker for traditional art and royally suck at inking digitally), but you've shown me that pencil art can work for line art just as well!

Now I really need to save up so I can afford Painter. I got to play around with Painter11 for a bit when I first got my tablet two years ago. It was amazing. I was sad when my trial expired. D:

Poser looks like an amazing program! Where did you get it? I guess I could look that up myself, huh? If it cost money, i sure hope it doesn't cost that much. Heh.

Aside from all of that, I love your art style. That I do. wonderful work! :heart:
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I have poser 8 for the Mac right now, it's not over the top expensive as far as programs go, I got mine from amazon! [link]
If you are still in school and are in an artistic field you can get discounts on software :)
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a great resource! I'll have to try that trick with just scanning in the pencils :) Inking can be so tedious...
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wunleebuxton Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Quite awesome tutorial of how to build up a comic :), thanks, it's great for composition ideas.
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LeafOfSteel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for that. A lot of useful tips. I coule NEVER be so organized. Umm... maybe THAT'S why I never succeed in making comics... :)
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PintofAl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Great help! Can't wait to use for my own comic. Now if I can just get zombie shading right lol
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Marbelyra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Awesome tutorial! <3 I may use it as a ref in the near future to begin my own webcomic. <3 Thank you! And your work is amazing!
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Awesome tutorial. :3
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Daelinn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Can I just say that I love you? xD
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:XD:
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Daelinn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm gonna take that as an "I can." haha. :D
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Cyric23 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student General Artist
So this is how you draw lips!

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!!!
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JunBowman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student General Artist
This was very helpful. Thank you.
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Crimson-Demise Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Single handedly the BEST comic tutorial I've ever read. I've been searching for a great tutorial as I'm going to be making a webcomic with a friend of mine. . . and this is what I needed.

Now I can finally get started instead of putting off such an intimidating task.

Thank you so much!
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I'm glad you found it useful! :D You're welcome!
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pearlshatz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Great tutorial, I found it easy to follow and fun to read.
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FactionFighter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
This is really helpful! Especially the part about how you do speech bubbles. Thats been on my mind for a veeeery long time, and i couldnt find a good way, so thanks! Keep up the awesome work ^^
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FaithTale Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
that is a one loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg way.
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Loves-Chihuahuas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:O Oh. Wow. I mean, WOW. This is so cool! Thank you so much for making it, it looks like it took forever to make! ^^
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Kaeba Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Holy Crap, this is absolutely THE best tutorial for making webcomics that I've EVER seen. Great job, it's really freaking useful!!
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Awe, thanks :D
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Primeless Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
thanx for sharing!

I'll try something :)
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2broke4artschool Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
This is fantastic, thank you so much!
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Sportysal Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Great Tutorial! Thanks for the help :D
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DANIELMESA Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, amazing. I do my own webcomic, but I do things very differently.

I add this tut to my fav ;)

Cheers,

Daniel.
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MagicallyCapricious Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning on trying to make comics as well.

that said, your comic (I was linked to it via TVtropes) is the embodiment of awesome. and the tutorial will really help out, but geeze i love your comic.

I'm pretty sure you get a lot of that, though. keep up the awesome work c:
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Ashwings Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Awe thank you! :D
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MagicallyCapricious Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all, do have fun the rest of the day
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