Shawn has worked for Marvel and DC for almost two decades on titles such as Batman, Deadpool, Scarlet Witch, The X-Men, and many others. He also built one of the most elite comic book programs in art education when he was a professor and Department Chair at SCAD Atlanta. He taught there for over 10 years, and helped many students get started on their professional careers.
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INKPULP INSTRUCTION is a series of videos created to teach the medium of comic book art, or sequential art as it is known in the world of art academia. Every video is taught by a professional comic book artist, so you get a front-row seat to learn directly from the top talent in the comic book industry.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced comic book artist, INKPULP INSTRUCTION videos are made for you. The entire library is organized in a level system to help guide your path and maximize your education on the journey to becoming a professional comic book artist.
In this episode I will explore topics such as:
Along with these topics, I will give thorough lectures and demonstrations on the tools, techniques, and theories used in my demonstrations and teachings.
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THE CLASSROOM offers you access to the VIRTUAL CLASSROOM of Inkpulp Instruction, with direct access to Shawn, his teachings, and ALL of the INKPULP INSTRUCTION episodes hosted by him, with a minimum of 14 new episodes of his teachings each year. Shawn will be creating art challenges for subscribers, leaving critiques of subscribers art work, posting pre recorded video lessons, hosting live video sessions with guest professionals, as well as many other things. Shawn is creating a community unlike anything that exists in the field of comic book art education. A community for artists who want to further develop their skills with other professionals and other subscribers. A place where the subscribers will have threads and discussions with not only Shawn, but ALSO with each other.
INKPULP INSTRUCTION is the most comprehensive tool for learning how to become a professional comic book artist. The entire library of streaming videos is broken down into 3 levels - Foundational, Core, and Advanced Studies - so no matter where you are at in your artistic journey, INKPULP INSTRUCTION has what you need to reach your full potential.
Each video in the library is taught by a professional comic book artist. With this unique and intimate learning experience, you will be given access to the artist’s every thought, technique, and intent as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art on camera. Thanks to the on-demand streaming format, you can watch from the comfort of your home, studio, or just about anywhere you want. Start your INKPULP INSTRUCTION journey today and join the new wave of art education.
There is no better teacher than a practicing professional who has also had a career as a college art professor. Shawn Crystal created INKPULP INSTRUCTION after a decade of teaching at SCAD and working as a professional comic book artist. He wanted to create a tool to help artists develop their own skills and career while also helping them to avoid the pitfalls of “breaking in” to the comic book industry. Shawn himself stumbled around for years trying to break in, and in the process he was able to learn all the ins and outs of the business and medium.
Now, all this invaluable experience and expertise is available to you. Along with other professionals, Shawn will walk you through your journey of artistic development and fast-track your jump from amateur artist to professional.
INKPULP INSTRUCTION is designed to be taken at your own pace, on your own time. There are no deadlines or expectations as to when projects and/or lessons need to be completed. Once you purchase a video, it is yours forever to watch and practice at your own leisure.
INKPULP INSTRUCTION is a fully-online learning system. InkpulpInstruction.com is the home page and the entire library of videos is housed on Gumroad, meaning you can access them anytime, anywhere on your computer, phone, or tablet.
“I just finished watching this and my goodness, these five hours were CRUCIAL for me. This is what I’ve been looking for for so long. I just watched the best of the best solve problems in real time and then explain those solutions.
It’s also changed the way I look at Shawn’s art now. I’m looking at one of his books and it’s like I know how he drew every line. I can see the steps he took and the choices he had to make on every page. For the first time it actually seems achievable for me.
I learned so many things about the process that I’ve never been able to derive from the many books I’ve read or tutorials watched or classes I’ve taken.
Thank you guys so much and I can’t wait to dive into your other content!”
"I love watching people work, but what made this extra special was having you, another professional and teacher, asking a lot of the right questions along the way making this one of the more informative process videos out there without the fluff, time lapse, or post-video commentary. I appreciate the work that went into this!"
"This whole session was a trip! Thank you for letting us see and learn from what's going on behind the table of Jim Mahfood! I'm really a fan of him and he's my main inspiration for my art style. This episode really helped me more in learning from him. Kudos to Shawn Crystal and the Inkpulp team for shooting and editing this as well!"
"I love how you dive into the artist's hobbies and what makes them tick, so cool! That and the filming/cinematography is dope :)"
"Wonderful tutorial. I'm a spanish Tommy's follower since looonnngggg time and I always wanted to see how he works and thinks while he draws. I love your approach, recording and asking him about several matters during all the time he inks, from the begining until the end. A pleasure to watch these videos."
"Perspective grids were always confusing to me. I'm definitely going to watch this section multiple times. But, it doesn't feel out of reach trying it this way. I've seen other artists have like four pages taped together with lines everywhere. This way gives me hope."
Saturday, August 20th, 3:30-4:30pm
AA Stage (618-620)
Shawn will be joined by fellow professional artists Jim Mahfood and Matteo Scalera as they share their individual journeys of becoming professional artists. They will each tell you their story of how they found interest in art, developed their skills to a professional level, and ultimately made their dreams come true by getting hired and becoming one of the few, the proud, the pros. Please join us as we delve deep into the origin stories of these esteemed artists, and learn how you can do the same. Inkpulp Instruction is an online art school, where you learn directly from the pros you love and admire. Check them out at inkpulpinstruction.com.
Saturday, September 10th, 3:45-4:30pm
Creator Pro Room 145-146
Shawn will be joined by fellow professional artists Mark Irwin and Jason Shawn Alexander as they share their individual journeys of becoming professional artists. They will each tell you their story of how they found interest in art, developed their skills to a professional level, and ultimately made their dreams come true by getting hired and becoming one of the few, the proud, the pros. Please join us as we delve deep into the origin stories of these esteemed artists, and learn how you can do the same. Inkpulp Instruction is an online art school, where you learn directly from the pros you love and admire. Check them out at inkpulpinstruction.com.