“Welcome to the start of a brand new series. I had to learn everything I know about graphic design with little help. At times I wanted to pull my hair out. So, many moons later, I’m doing this for YOU. This is designed to help almost ANYONE learn how to do graphic design. Today, a simple red rubber ball.”- Vance Capley DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN E01S01
I, just like anyone else, have to learn things by doing. That’s how I’ve learned what I’ve learned about graphic design. I apply these experiences to my work. People like what I do. The same people have asked me to explain how I do what I do. They asked if I could make videos to teach what I do. I decided to go for it and make a web series for YouTube and Vid.me.
I didn’t want to go all the way back to the basics of graphic design. I wanted to present a brief program that taught exactly what was in the video description. Episode one shows how to make a ball. The next episode is about lettering. I felt that direct and to the point would be best. People are wanting the information or they wouldn’t be looking it up.
I decided to let the material speak for itself and not narrate the videos. Graphic design is what the videos are about so let’s let graphic design do it’s job.
Keep the videos brief. I had to sit through a 18 minute long video just to learn how to add shadows to png images. The job was low pay to begin with, but on a job, time (or the loss thereof) costs more than the actual work.
Use my own music. This one is personal choice. I’ve tons of songs I’ve written and recorded on my hard drive. So there are no copyright problems.
Try to post at least one episode a week and build a catalog of graphic design knowledge.
THE NEXT STEPS
I’m still learning new things about graphic design on a daily basis. Hopefully, what knowledge I’ve gained, and am sharing with the viewers, will be beneficial. I’m going to continue to study new and different techniques. Then I’ll make videos on how I do it. The final goal is a helpful weekly web series designed to help creative people.
VANCE CAPLEY’S OTHER VIDEOS
I make many different types of videos (DRAW TV, SUNDOWN CINEMA, TODAY IS TUESDAY….FACT!, JUDO COMICS TV, SPOOK SHOW, animation, and advertising). If anyone is interested in seeing them, I suggest checking YouTube and vid.me. I’m available for projects as well.
THE LATEST EPISODE OF DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN
As always, you can support this, and other projects by buying items from my STORE, hiring me for a project, or just sharing the information. Thank you!
Glad to see you! Welcome to Vance Capley Art! There is a lot to discuss, so, let’s get started!
What’s Coming Up This Year with Vance Capley Art and How YOU Can Help
Last year was a good year but now it’s a new year. And since it’s a new year, I wanted to let all of you know that Vance Capley Art is growing by leaps and bounds! We have some MAJOR goals and big surprises for this year and YOU can help in several ways:
Visit our shop, buy some goods, or share the links to friends who may like something you see. So, go check it out. My material is fun for all ages: http://www.vancecapleyart.com/shop/
Did you watch Shazam! on Saturday mornings on CBS TV way back in the 1970s? I sure did! Enjoy this fun video I recently made. The video tells my own personal history with the show while I’m drawing this really boss picture of Captain Marvel! So go check it out.
The Grizzly Bear Man collects Vance Capley’s Bear Man comics in an action packed, imaginative, comical, superhero adventure stories. See Bear Man and his pals battle evil world wide…and have fun. As Bear Man says, “What are you waitin’ for kid! Buy the book and have some fun!”
After so many delays the collected Grizzly Bear Man comic is here! Including the conclusion to the Claw story.
By Toni Takahsi Nov 23, 2016, “I absolutely LOVE “Anna Bear”! Next time you do a book, please do a story of her in action! I’m 12 and she is now my favorite superhero! Thank you!”
By Bill Keppley Nov 23, 2016, “Fun, funny, and fantastic!”
By Jude Oats Nov 20, 2016, “STORY: Fun for all ages. As promised no nudity or “bad words”. The stories here are imaginative and fun. Lots of action. Very old school. ART: In some stories, the art appears to be cartoony, while in others, the art is more of the traditional “super-heroic” style. This works well except in The Shapeless Thing From planet 13 story when inker Horace Synder begins inking. It’s a bit of a jar. Overall, The Grizzly Bear Man is fun and at the end of the day, it delivered what it promised…fun. I’d LOVE to give it five stars, but that jump in art style was a bit too much for me. 3 STARS….worth it!”
This awesome full color all ages 142 page collection of fun, action, and comedy is yours for only for a measly $15.99….
YOUTUBE VIEWS HIT 10,000!
In other news, my goal of reaching 10,000 vies on my YouTube channel was achieved. I want to thank each one of you guys who watched, liked, and shared my videos. My new goal is 20,000 BEFORE I hit my 100th video…can it be done? Let’s find out….In the meanwhile, check out my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/astrofist