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Why It's Great To Be a Beginner
 
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Views: 3889 Brandon Dayton
Perspective Without Vanishing Points
 
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A classic technique for creating a perspective grid when marking out vanishing points isn't practical. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 16460 Brandon Dayton
What I Learned From Sketchbook Summer
 
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My experience with Sketchbook Summer. The lessons I learned and what I would do differently next year. PRE-ORDER the Sketchbook Summer sketchbook at the link below. Free Shipping if you order before Friday August 11th (use discount code "SUMR"). https://www.sketchbooksummer.com/store/sketchbooksummer2017 Send your final pages to [email protected] SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 3624 Brandon Dayton
Why I Quit My Dream Job at Disney
 
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In the fall of 2015 I quit the best job I could have ever dreamed of. I worked for Disney Interactive as a concept artist. I made art for a living, got good benefits and got to go to Disneyland for free. So why did I quit my job? I talk about the current culture of art, how it hampers the creation of the best art and what Michael Sandel calls "the crowding out of non-market norms". My wage history (how much money I made at my different jobs): https://youtu.be/XPyx192A-R0 Michael Sandel delivering a brief lecture based on his book "What Money Can't Buy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsoN-LS8RQ Bog Iger's quote on mining intellectual property: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-disney-iger-quotes-20150607-story.html SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 286597 Brandon Dayton
Sketchbook Summer Orientation
 
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Sketchbook Summer is almost here. Here are the last couple of things you need to know to get started. Sign Up for DAILY emails throughout the month of July at sketchbooksummer.com/sslanding sketchbook summer on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sketchbooksummer/ sketchbook summer on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sketchbook.summer# FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 1653 Brandon Dayton
How To Draw a Circle In Perspective
 
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An easy mistake for a art novice to make is how to draw an ellipse correctly in perspective. This tutorial demonstrates the simple principle necessary to get it right every time. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 6165 Brandon Dayton
Essential Art Books
 
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A quick look at my favorite art books. The Top Four: Figure Drawing, Design and Invention -- Michael Hampton http://www.figuredrawing.info/ How To Draw -- Scott Robertson http://cargocollective.com/drawthrough Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain -- Betty Edwards http://drawright.com/ Color and Light -- James Gurney http://jamesgurney.com/site/ Honorable Mentions: Design Basics -- David A. Lauer and Stephen Pentak Memory Drawing, Perceptual Training and Recall -- Darren R. Rousar http://www.studiorousar.com/ Strength Training Anatomy -- Frederic Delavier DK Visual reference books https://www.dk.com/us/ I'll do another post soon just focusing on my favorite storytelling books. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 44884 Brandon Dayton
Procrastination
 
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Discussing procrastination (and mostly how awesome Niel Fiore's "The Now Habit" is. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 14148 Brandon Dayton
Informal Subdivision
 
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Playing around with a classic composition exercise from Andrew Loomis -- Informal Subdivision. FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 1947 Brandon Dayton
The First Thing You Should Learn To Draw
 
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Demonstrating the basics of construction! The basic shapes that you can build everything else out of. Warming up with simple shapes improves your stroke control, which will in turn make your work more fluid and energetic and will make your workflow much more efficient. It also drills construction. You’ll find that the better you get with construction, the more you will internalize it. Eventually it will permeate everything you draw – naturally giving your drawings a feeling of weight, form and dimension. Lastly, it gets you in the right mind-set before you begin the Study Phase. You’ll be primed to think in terms of stroke control and construction as you continue your study. Here’s what you’ll want to focus on in the warm up: Straight Lines and Ellipses Keeping your hand controlled but relaxed, draw straight lines. It can help to draw two points first and then quickly “ghost” between them, moving the pencil above the paper to practice the stroke. Slowly bring your pencil closer to the paper until you set down the stroke. Once you’ve done some point to point lines, try some freehand lines. Check your lines with a ruler. Once you’ve done some straight lines, try some free-hand ellipses. You can start with a full circle and slowly squash it with every subsequent ellipse. You may want to use an ellipse template, or create some ellipses in illustrator and print them out to use as reference. Draw a line through the major and minor axis (the line that divides the ellipse on it’s longest side and shortest side, respectively). Your ellipses should be symmetrical on both sides. Perspective Grids Practice drawing perspective grids freehand. Start with a horizon line. Mark a vanishing point and draw lines radiating out from it. Three dimensional Shapes Build simple three dimensional shapes out of lines and ellipses. You can lay them on to the perspective grid or they can be free floating. Complex curves Draw several points and connect them with freehand curves. Weave curved lines through the ellipses you’ve drawn. You can do a little of each of these in your warm up, or spend time with just one, but you’ll want to make sure that you cover each of these areas regularly. 5 to 10 minutes a day, should be plenty of time to get the job done. WARNING: You will draw crap. That’s okay. Just make note of where you can improve, but don’t stress out about it. How to use this as a warm up: http://brandondayton.com/2013/06/how-to-practice-phase-1-warm-up/ More on drawing ellipses: http://brandondayton.com/2013/07/the-one-rule-to-drawing-ellipses/ The masters of technical drawing: http://fengzhudesign.com/ http://scottrobertsonworkshops.com/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk website: http://brandondayton.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/
Views: 117550 Brandon Dayton
Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs -- Trailer
 
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Trailer for Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs out September 26th from Image Comics. From YALSA award winning author/artist, Brandon Dayton GREEN MONK: BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS tells the story of Alexey, a mysterious boy raised by an order of Monks in Medieval Russia. As he grows to manhood, bizarre dreams and the call of destiny lead him down a path to discover a powerful, mystical weapon—and face a terrible, violent choice. “I was already a fan, but this the kind of work that should make him a household name.” —Chris Samnee (Captain America, Daredevil) “Green Monk is amazing, so well drawn and well told” —Ryan Ottley (Invincible, Amazing Spider-Man) Pre-order: http://a.co/5g83WDj
Views: 1915 Brandon Dayton
Making Art Full Time
 
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I talk about the practical realities of starting a career focused on your personal art. The budgeting system I use: https://www.youneedabudget.com/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 6569 Brandon Dayton
Brandon Dayton Q and A #1
 
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Answering random questions from youtube and facebook! Have a question? Leave it below. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 1395 Brandon Dayton
The Secret to Productivity
 
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How to develop a personal productivity system. Using trial and error, self-testing and taking notes to master your personal way to get things done. productivity books that I like: David Allen's "Getting Things Done" http://gettingthingsdone.com/ Neil Fiore's "The Now Habit" http://www.neilfiore.com/now-habit/ Steven Pressfiled 's "The War of Art" http://www.stevenpressfield.com/ The Emergent Task Planner (the to-do list I use) http://davidseah.com/node/the-emergent-task-planner/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 13895 Brandon Dayton
Should You Go To Art School?
 
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Should you go to school at all? With all of the free resources now available online, what benefit does traditional schooling still offer? Mr. Money Moustache thinks you can retire before 30. I'm skeptical how possible that is for most people, but I still think there is lots of good stuff to read on his blog: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4841 Brandon Dayton
Why I Don't Set Goals
 
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Goals? Where we're going we won't need goals. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 6527 Brandon Dayton
My Art Toolbox
 
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A quick run-down of the tools I used most often. Most of this stuff you can find at Jetpens, except for the Pitt Artist Big Brush which you'll have to pick up at Dick Blick. Yes, I should probably have some sort of affiliate links set up for this. Maybe I will once I get enough views to make it worth my time. https://www.jetpens.com/ http://www.dickblick.com/ Here's the list, if you want to go shopping: Colerase Indigo Ball Point Pen Kuretake Pocket Brush -- Fine Tip Kuretake Pocket Brush -- Extra Fine Tip Sakura Pigma Calligrapher -- 1.0 MM Deleter Neopiko line 3 pen -- 1.0 MM Sailor Mini correction pen Uni Posca Paint Markers Uni Ball Signo gel pen -- white Banana - yellow Kuretake #13 Fountain Brush Pen PITT artist big brush Straight edge Ellipse Templates SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 3823 Brandon Dayton
Why I Quit My Dream Job at Disney -- Part 2 -- What I've Learned
 
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Around 3 years ago I left a great paying job at the best place I've ever worked. Today I talk about what I've learned since then. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton Order Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs (or leave a review!): http://a.co/dKEDmTP FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3450331.Brandon_Dayton
Views: 1940 Brandon Dayton
Why Artists Should Live In The City -- Just Not THAT City
 
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Wherein I make an appeal for more artists to be city dwellers. John Anderson quoting Ryan Terry. It's in regards to development, but the same exact idea applies: https://rjohnthebad.com/2017/03/18/brooklyn-doesnt-need-your-ass/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 1934 Brandon Dayton
2 Ways to Level Up Your Art Skills
 
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Pick up the 2017 Sketchbook Summer sketchbook here: https://www.sketchbooksummer.com/store/sketchbooksummer2017 Drawing a Rat Rider while talking about overcoming plateaus and leveling up. A good place to start if you want to learn how to draw: http://brandondayton.com/2010/01/6-tips-to-get-better-at-drawing/ Kim Jung Gi's website: https://www.kimjunggius.com/ Marcos Mateu-Mestre on memory study:http://marcosmateu.blogspot.com/2013/05/email-with-question.html SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk website: http://brandondayton.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton
Views: 56925 Brandon Dayton
A Simple Approach to Composition
 
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A walkthrough of my approach to composition. I start with silhouette and discuss how to create focus on the most important parts of an image. I also discuss how to use framing, contrast and unification. More on learning to draw: http://brandondayton.com/2010/01/6-tips-to-get-better-at-drawing/ I tried to credit the creators of images where I could, in order of mention in the presentation. Please let me know if you know the creators of any of these that haven't been credited. image from "Amelie" -- Jean-Pierre Jeunet image from "The Royal Tennenbaums" -- Wes Anderson guy sitting on rock -- unknown illustration from "The Black Arrow" -- N.C. Wyeth samurai image -- unknown concept for "The Banner Saga" -- Arnie Jorgensen https://www.videogamesartwork.com/artists/arnie-jorgensen poster for "The Divine" -- Tomer Hanuka http://thanuka.com/ The Death Dealer V -- Frank Frazetta http://frankfrazetta.org/ Muad’Dib summons The Great Maker -- Sam Weber http://sampaints.com/ Illustration from "The Adventures of Abdi" -- Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin http://duginart.com/ image from "Mad Max Fury Road" -- George Miller image from "Lawrence of Arabia" -- David Lean image from "Mad Max Fury Road" -- George Miller image of trees -- unknown image from "The Empire Strikes Back" -- Irvin Kershner image from "Barry Lyndon" -- Stanley Kubrick image from "Oblivion" -- Joseph Kosinski Batman 2000 -- Brandon Dayton image from "Metropolis" -- Fritz Lang untitled western image -- Kai Carpenter http://www.kaicarpenterart.com/ image from "The Graduate" -- Mike Nichols Illustration from "Treasure Island" -- Frank Godwin (NOT Gordon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Godwin X-Women -- Gerald Parel http://aldgerrelpa.deviantart.com/ image from "The Empire Strikes Back" -- Irvin Kershner Disney Infinity promo illustration -- Brandon Dayton and Ben Simonsen http://bsills.blogspot.com/ Battle of the 5 Armies #1 (I said "3 armies" in the video!) -- Justin Gerard http://www.gallerygerard.com/ My pinterest board on composition: https://www.pinterest.com/brandondayton/layout-and-composition/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 17305 Brandon Dayton
Announcing Sketchbook Summer
 
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How to prepare for sketchbook summer: 1. Get a sketchbook. 8.5x11, 110 pages is recommended. 2. Join the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sketchbooksummer/ 3. Invite your friends to join you! SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4210 Brandon Dayton
What is Artistic Integrity?
 
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Everyone's always talking about selling out, but what does that mean? is being paid to make art somehow compromising your integrity? SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2217 Brandon Dayton
Is Work Ethic Working For You?
 
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Views: 2164 Brandon Dayton
When Fear Undermines Art
 
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Talking about FEAR! The orginial four-letter word. I talk about my own propensity to be afraid of everything and some wisdom I gleaned from listening to Jordan Peterson. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 7707 Brandon Dayton
Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
 
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Talking about where good ideas come from and how to create a state-of-mind that encourages the genesis of good ideas. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 5754 Brandon Dayton
Managing Hand Pain for Artists
 
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Sharing my experience developing hand pain from drawing too much. Wherein I discuss how to rest, stretch and strengthen your arms and hands to resolve hand issues. BONUS: Watch me fall on my head! Where to find lots of great grip training tools: http://ironmind.com/ The Handmaster plus: http://www.handmasterplus.com/ Where I got the parallettes program I do: https://gmb.io/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4892 Brandon Dayton
10,000 Hours Isn't Enough
 
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Wherein I discuss the importance of deliberate practice and how I approach it. http://brandondayton.com/2013/05/how-to-practice-drawing/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 20233 Brandon Dayton
Should You Make Fan Art?
 
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Talking through my thoughts on making fan art while I draw a Hulk and Thor thing. Jerzy Drozd's amazing MOTU series of illustrations: http://comicsaregreat.com/motu SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 8048 Brandon Dayton
Why I Make Comics
 
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Delving into the reasons that drove me to make comics and talking about the philosophy of making big life decisions. How my definition and concept of a "Dream Job" has changed over the years. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4952 Brandon Dayton
Turning Ideas Into Art
 
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Today I talk about why David Lynch's Dune is better than Alejandro Jodorowsky's, why mountains are holy and I draw a picture of Kermit the Kwisatz Haderach. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 8728 Brandon Dayton
The Upside of Being a Jack of All Trades -- You May Be More Creative
 
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Is there a systematic approach to becoming more creative? Get to know Nassim Taleb: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifragile facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2380 Brandon Dayton
How To Be Bill Peet
 
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Bill Peet was one of the greatest Disney story artists of all time, and yet, he decided to leave Disney to tell his own stories. Today I talk why it makes sense to be Bill Peet and why you may want to make him your role model. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2076 Brandon Dayton
Your Colors Suck (and how to make them better!)
 
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Playing with my two favorite color tools, KGamut and MagicPicker. I explain gamut, use KGamut to study color and explain how to use Magic Picker to keep your palette straight. KGamut: http://cr10blog.blogspot.com/2013/02/kgamut.html MagicPicker: https://anastasiy.com/colorwheel Nasan Hardcastle: http://www.nasanhardcastle.com/concept/ James Gurney: www.jamesgurney.com 2nd Sailor Moon pick is by Kevin Wada. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2992 Brandon Dayton
Talent is Real (but so what?)
 
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Talking about the hard realities of talent. We are all born with different strengths and weaknesses, so what's the point of working hard if you'll never be as good as someone with natural artistic ability? I recently watched a documentary on Eddie Hall that led me down a rabbit's hole of reading about strongmen like Sydrunas Zavrickas, Brian Shaw and Hapfthor Bjornsson. They clearly work very hard to do what they do, but how much of it is talent? I talk about Hormesis and how the right types of stress make you a healthy and happy human being. The New Yorker article that talks about talent and practice: http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/practice-doesnt-make-perfect SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 9821 Brandon Dayton
You'll Never Be Famous (And That's Okay)
 
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There's nothing wrong with fame in money, but how can you live your live as an artist to be ready for anything? To be ready for the ups and the downs, the success and the failure? Stuff I mentioned in the video. Suburban Nation https://www.amazon.com/Suburban-Nation-Sprawl-Decline-American/dp/0865477507 Inside Llewyn David The Millionaire Next Door Mr. Money Moustache: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2461 Brandon Dayton
Finding your Style and Voice
 
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Gitcha some original art right here: https://www.brandondayton.com/originalart-store Shane Glines is still digging up obscure awesomeness on his cartoonretro tumblr: http://cartoonretro.tumblr.com/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2314 Brandon Dayton
My Journey With Sketchbooks
 
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Get a preview of our art challenge and help us finalize the details! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2t6oivY
Views: 3256 Brandon Dayton
How To Do Sketchbook Summer
 
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I get into the details of Sketchbook Summer and answer some questions. How finished should my sketches be? How do I know when a page is done? What the heck do I draw? SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4521 Brandon Dayton
What Punk Rock Can Teach You About Art
 
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What watching Shakespeare in the rain taught me about making art. Grassroots Shakespeare company: http://grassrootsshakespeare.com/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
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Taking Risks
 
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Talking about the why and how of taking risks. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 2322 Brandon Dayton
10 Things I learned From Making Games
 
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Lessons learned from the trenches of the Video Game biz! After 3 years at EA Salt Lake and 4 years at Disney Interactive working on Disney Infinity, I learned a few things about making games. Here's a summary of the lessons learned. Watch for more detail. 1. Fancy offices are bullshit 2. Fun offices are bullshit 3. People and culture make great games 4. What makes a game great is great gameplay 5. The purpose of art in games is to support the gameplay 6. Studios have to make money 7. Appreciate good people 8. Don’t confuse size with stability 9. Loyalty to co-workers is more important than loyalty to a company 10. Do your best work in bad situations SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4537 Brandon Dayton
The Emotional Battle of Art
 
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Pick up the 2017 Sketchbook Summer sketchbook here: https://www.sketchbooksummer.com/store/sketchbooksummer2017 Talking about dealing with the emotional challenges that face making art. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk website: http://brandondayton.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/
Views: 6879 Brandon Dayton
How To Start a Personal Project
 
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How to start your personal project, using one of my first mini-comics as a guide. Sign Up for Sketchbook Summer: https://www.sketchbooksummer.com/sslanding Buy the Green Monk mini-comic here: https://brandondayton.com/books-store/green-monk-mini-comic Jordan Crane on printing line art: https://www.slideshare.net/Recursosparaquadrinistas/re-a-guide-to-reproduction Other things mentioned: Jack Kornfield -- A Path With Heart David Allen -- Getting Things Done SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 4838 Brandon Dayton
Drawing From Memory
 
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Pick up the 2017 Sketchbook Summer sketchbook here: https://www.sketchbooksummer.com/store/sketchbooksummer2017 Practicing visual memory! Studying a drawing by James Harren. http://jharren.deviantart.com/ More on learning how to draw: http://brandondayton.com/2010/01/6-tips-to-get-better-at-drawing/ Study image for 5 minutes. Hide image and draw as much as you remember. Repeat 3-5 times. Do your own and post the link! Here's the link to the image I used: http://65.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcfexxkMTg1r3az5to3_1280.png SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk website: http://brandondayton.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton
Views: 11836 Brandon Dayton
The Power of Gesture Drawing
 
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Fast gesture drawing is a powerful skill to master and part of an effective strategy for finishing Sketchbook Summer. In this video, I go over my approach to learning to draw fast gestures. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
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My Method for Coloring Comics
 
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My personal strategic approach to coloring comics is to get the highest quality look for as little work as possible. I walk through he steps I take to get there. SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton website: http://brandondayton.com
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Your Perspective Is Boring -- and how to make it better
 
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The trick to having really engaging, compelling compositions is to understand perspective and the cinematic tone you can get from understanding field of view and focal length. Pre-order Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs: http://a.co/dKEDmTP FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3450331.Brandon_Dayton
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Everyone Should Learn to Draw
 
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Pick up the 2017 Sketchbook Summer sketchbook here: https://www.sketchbooksummer.com/store/sketchbooksummer2017 Why learning to draw is beneficial for everyone. Angles flashcards. Beat my score at gravity! https://quizlet.com/_gq95v SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW my comic: http://tapastic.com/series/Green-Monk website: http://brandondayton.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# tumblr: http://brandondayton.tumblr.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton
Views: 3668 Brandon Dayton
Draw Without Sketching (or die trying)
 
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Trying out sketching without sketching. Pre-order Green Monk: Blood Of The Martyrs: http://a.co/dKEDmTP SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=brandondayton FOLLOW facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenmonkcomic/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brandondayton my comic: http://thegreenmonk.com twitter: http://twitter.com/brandondayton instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbdayton# website: http://brandondayton.com
Views: 3297 Brandon Dayton