Monday, 27 February 2017

My MASSIVE sketchbook reviewed on ParkaBlogs!

Very chuffed to say a review has gone up for my 600 page Deluxe Collection 2 sketchbook over on Parka Blogs. You can read the full review (and watch a VIDEO of a flick-through of the book) RIGHT HERE!

For those of you who don't know, ParkaBlogs is THE BEST artbook review site on the planet, and is the place where I always go before purchasing any new volume. HUGE thanks to the supremely hard-working Teoh Yi Chie for the review, and for all the thousands of other book and product reviews that I and countless other artists across the internet read every day.

Lorenzo!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Classic STRANSKI - The 2CV

Digging into the archives today to bring you a piece of STRANSKI artwork form about 6 years ago!

THE ART OF STRANSKI full colour hardback BOOK is coming to KICKSTARTER in 6 weeks time :)

Lorenzo!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Freaky and Fearless BOOK 3: Bazookas for Beginners is OUT TODAY!

"Calling all comic fans! Calling all Freaky Fiends and Fearless Fanatics – THE END IS NIGH!
Yes, it is true. After some truly grand exploits, the tale of Simon Moss, Whippet Willow and Lucy Shufflebottom is nearing an epic conclusion!

They’ve braved bullies, faced spine-tingling fears, destroyed public property, wielded superpowers they do not truly comprehend and, quite frankly, made a great big noisy mess of everything. Both Simon and Whippet claim to be comic superfans, never missing an issue of Freaky or Fearless. Both appear to be creative souls; Simon with his tall, tall tales, and Whippet with his masterful drawings. But do they really have what it takes to make a comic? Will their hobby save them … or doom them for all time?"

Yes, the end may indeed be nigh –  Freaky & Fearless 3: Bazookas for Beginners is out TODAY! For those yet to sample this mighty adventure, the entire trilogy awaits your eyeballs. Book 1 (How to Tell a Tall Tale) and Book 2 (The Art of Being a Freak) will introduce you to a world of rampaging beasts and plucky kids bent on uncovering the truth at any cost. If you’re a fan of funny, fast-paced adventure series, this is for you. 

I hope you all enjoy reading Freaky and Fearless as much as I enjoyed bringing it all to life, with my fantastic creative partner-in-comic-crime, Jan Bielecki.

Now buckle up and Get ready for the KABOOM!

Robin Etherington

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How to THINK when you draw SMOKE EFFECTS

This week's tutorial request came via email from Ragna Pallavi, who asked for some tips on how to draw SMOKE EFFECTS.  
If you want MORE, click these links for tutorials covering how to draw... 
PLANES      HORSE HEADS       ROCK FORMATIONS        
ANGRY EXPRESSIONS        VEHICLES      WATER       FABRIC

And if YOU have a REQUEST for a tutorial subject, just let us know over on INSTAGRAM HERE or on TWITTER HERE.

More tutorials coming EVERY WEEK!

Lorenzo!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

It's coming ... THIS THURSDAY!

Just TWO days to go until the launch of FREAKY AND FEARLESS BOOK 3! The epic third part of Robin and Jan's incredible, world-bending illustrated novel series will blow the hair off your head, it's so full of action, danger and THINGS!

Get your eyeballs ready, full announcement coming on Thursday -  keep it tuned to the E-bros :)

Lorenzo!

Monday, 20 February 2017

ANNOUNCING our BRAND NEW comic series - PAPER PLANES!

YESYESYESYES! We Etherington Brothers are very PROUD and EXCITED to announce a BRAND NEW comic series, which will be appearing each month in the amazing SCOOP magazine. We'll be telling you more about the series when it launches in the MARCH issue of the magazine (get a taste of previous issues HERE!), but until then, here's a little taster...

Lorenzo!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

BEST BOOK REVIEW AND FAN ART EVER.

This was tweeted out to us by the great Andrew Pawley, who said: "Hey @EtheringtonBros check out this book review my cool daughter has written for #longgonedon!"

WE LOVE THIS.

Lorenzo!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

How to THINK when you draw VINTAGE PLANES

This week's tutorial request came from Gerhard over on Deviant Art, who asked for some tips on how to draw PLANES. 
If you want MORE, click these links for tutorials covering how to draw... 
HORSE HEADS     ROCK FORMATIONS     ANGRY EXPRESSIONS     VEHICLES    WATER    FABRIC

And if YOU have a REQUEST for a tutorial subject, just let us know over on INSTAGRAM HERE or on TWITTER HERE.

Lorenzo!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Von Doogan HOT ROD!

Here's another bit of panel art from Von Doogan's 8th adventure currently running exclusively HERE!

And you can enjoy Von Doogan and the Curse of the Golden Monkey HERE, and Von Doogan and the Great Air Race HERE!

Lorenzo!


Monday, 13 February 2017

Here's a STEP-BY-STEP of how we make COMICS!

This morning I thought I'd show you a little behind-the-scenes process for how we created pages for our new comic book, Long Gone Don and the Terror-Cotta Army. Hope you enjoy!
Lorenzo!

Step 1: Robin creates the script for the page. He works in a format similar to that of a screenplay, with scene descriptions, all dialogue, and panel count. This is how it looks when I get to see it for the first time:
Step 2: Using the script I create the rough page of artwork. I may make tiny tweaks here and there, but by and large I keep pretty rigidly to the script. This rough page then goes back to Robin, who checks it over and adds his superb lettering, sometimes re-writing the dialogue a little as he letters. Getting the lettering down at this stage is vital to the overall composition of the page, and helps tremendously in marrying up word and art in a visually balanced way.
 Step 3: With the page lettered, I can set to work on the final art. I begin by putting all the speech bubbles in place, to make sure everything fits nicely and the bubbles don't feel "stuck on" the final page. I have a slightly unusual process for the final artwork, in that I like to fully paint each panel one at a time, instead of inking all panels in one go, and then colouring all panels together, as many artists do. When everything is ready, the page goes back to Robin one last time for final checks, and then it's off to The Phoenix!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Long Gone Don BOOK FIVE production shot!

We're deep into production on Long Gone Don BOOK 5 - our biggest, most epic, world-twisting adventure yet. We are literally going to unleash the Hounds of Hell. Here's a little peek...

Lorenzo!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Beautiful feature in super hip PULL LIST magazine!

Hey guys, wanted to share this great E-Bros feature by Alex Thomas, editor of awesome comics review magazine, The PULL LIST. See a few snaps of the issue below, and if you can't get your hands on a physical copy, you can enjoy the digital edition through their Gumroad Store HERE!

Lorenzo!


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

How to THINK when you draw HORSE HEADS

This week's tutorial request came from Ryan Dunlavey on Twitter, who asked for some tips on drawing HORSES. Such a big subject I'm going to split it up, starting with heads today, and we'll tackle the rest of the animal in future tutorials!
If you want MORE, click these links for tutorials covering how to draw... 
ROCK FORMATIONS     ANGRY EXPRESSIONS     VEHICLES    WATER    FABRIC

And if YOU have a REQUEST for a tutorial subject, just let us know over on INSTAGRAM HERE or on TWITTER HERE.

Lorenzo!


Monday, 6 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

January 2017 tutorial roundup!

BLOGGING ON A SUNDAY?!! Goodness. Thank you to everyone for the astoundingly positive feedback on the new tutorial series, and the unbelievable amount of CLICKS. We have been overwhelmed :)
Here's links to ALL of January's tutorials:

How to Draw ROCK FORMATIONS
How to Draw ANGRY EXPRESSIONS 
How to Draw VEHICLES 
How to Draw WATER 
How to Draw FABRIC

SO MANY MORE coming every week in February! Get your pencils READY!

Lorenzo!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Come see us at the True Believers Comic Festival THIS WEEKEND!

Just a reminder that we'll be guests at the True Belivers Comic Festival this weekend, signing, sketching, and all that jazz. Go HERE for more details, see you there!

Lorenzo!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

How to THINK when you draw ROCK FORMATIONS and BOULDERS

This week's tutorial was requested through our DEVIANT ART PAGE by user HungryKincher, who asked for a tutorial looking at ROCK FORMATIONS. 

If YOU have a REQUEST for a tutorial subject, just let us know over on INSTAGRAM HERE or on TWITTER HERE.

And click these links for tutorials covering how to draw...
ANGRY EXPRESSIONS     VEHICLES    WATER    FABRIC 

Lorenzo!