Meet, Greet, Show and Tell

Starting things off with a bang....
houseofmuses at 10:43AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Hey, all….

I've only been at DD since 4/4/08 after having hosted my comics at other sites. Have found the community here at DD to be livelier and WAY cooler, and I've had a blast most recently as one of the panelist/judges for the 2008 Drunk Duck Awards!



I've been called a groundbreaker in 3D graphic novel illustration. I don't know about that…yet. I've got a long way to go, and since my last book review I've resolved to step up my game and make my stories better and better. You wouldn't believe how much more there is to learn.

I love my group of friends. I've had lots of questions about 3D illustration, book promotion, how to write a good story….as I said, I'm still new to all of that, but I'm never too busy to help someone out, or point out new venues for someone else to promote their series. I've been singed by other cutthroat artists in my day (no, not Skullbie XD :P ) but I've found that helping others out is much more fun.


Check out my other forum at http://www.drunkduck.com/community/view_topic.php?cid=3447&tid=44481&comic_id=27140&pid=624764
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Custard Trout at 11:06AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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I don't like 3D illustrated comics that much. No offence meant to you, but they always seemed a bit dead to me. Still, I'll read it anyway, maybe you've found a way around that.

Welcome to Drunkduck.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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amanda at 11:15AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Hi there! We've already met ^.^ But welcome, officially, to the Duck! Yay for the Awards! (It's almost time!)
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Aghammer at 11:17AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Welcome, your work looks amazing… and go awards!! Don't mind Trout…..he was born 2D
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Steely Gaze at 11:28AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Welcome! Wow, I've read quite a bit about you, but haven't really checked out your comic yet I'm ashamed to say. Mostly, as Custard noted, because many of the 3D comics I've read have seemed rather unemotional and lifeless. But as I said, yours has garnered much attention, and I really ought to get off my bum and read it. I bet I'd be in for a pleasant surprise. ;)

Hope you have some fun here with the rest of us wacky, zany, comickers. Or, in my case, writer, as I have a supply of canned artist. :)
A Roll of the Dice now with full-size pages!

John Clyde now with ten times the tacky Hawaiian shirts!
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houseofmuses at 11:33AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Steely Gaze
Hope you have some fun here with the rest of us wacky, zany, comickers. Or, in my case, writer, as I have a supply of canned artist. :)

Canned artist!! Awesome! I need to buy by the case. No offense taken, Trout! We wouldn't have 3D without 2D planning and design. *Sigh* I have to get off my can and do 12 pages of pencils for HOM #3, actually…I haven't pencilled a comic page in almost 20 years. Ack. I'm trying to get Zen and get on with it.
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Custard Trout at 11:59AM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Aghammer
he was born 2D

I cant find mah false teef! Git of mah lawn! Bah, humbug!
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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houseofmuses at 12:11PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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*Chuckle* I'm gonna like you, Trout….. XD
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Steely Gaze at 2:47PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Canned artist!! Awesome! I need to buy by the case.

Well they sell it by the can, and it costs $189.99 American just for one, so it's not in the books for most people. :P

Plus, they eat like crazy. I have to keep feeding mine chocolate every two hours or it could die.
A Roll of the Dice now with full-size pages!

John Clyde now with ten times the tacky Hawaiian shirts!
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Sea_Cow at 3:52PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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houseofmuses
*Chuckle* I'm gonna like you, Trout….. XD

Believe me, you shouldn't.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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Renga Studio at 6:20PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Hi, houseofmuses! It's nice to meet you! :) And from the looks of your banner, the art of your comic looks quite classy!
Renga: How are you everyone !!
Renga: All your weather are control by me.
Renga: I has a weather machine.
DrunkDuck: What you say !!
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crazyninny at 7:10PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Want some bacon?
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houseofmuses at 7:50PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Nice to meet you too, Renga!

MmmMMmm….bacon….

…is this a trap? XD
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Aghammer at 11:28AM, Aug. 26, 2008
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uh, yes
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houseofmuses at 2:43PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Lured out of my lair with bacon….that just means I'm too easy
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Dark Clown at 3:21PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Welcome, Would You Like A Cold Hot Cola?

This Fluid feels like Pain, This stoic mood is all in vain.
I reach into the dark, I tear this other me apart.
How many years ago, How many deaths I can't let go.
My Flesh Is Temporary, My God Extraordinary.
You… can''t… Kill… My… MIND!!!!!

The War Will continue, Just on a different battle field
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Jellomix at 5:53PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Oooh, nice graphics. I never really understood 3D art. Is it harder than 2D? And is it true that you only have to construct your character once?

Anyway, welcome to DD! Yeah, I agree it's “livelier and WAY cooler” here than other comic-hosting sites. It's also one of my reasons for coming here.
Sig? Yeah, I'll get to it. >_<
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crazyninny at 7:16PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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houseofmuses
Lured out of my lair with bacon….that just means I'm too easy

If it helps, I run a cult. So I know how to bring the strongest people out.
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houseofmuses at 8:41PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Jellomix
I never really understood 3D art. Is it harder than 2D? And is it true that you only have to construct your character once?
Yes and no. To both questions. 3D art is easier than 2D…I've been told it's the lazy way of creating illustrations, but not when I've had to build Sparta, Athens, Egypt and Mytilene on my laptop.
Right now I'm teaching 3DStudio Max at the college I graduated from, and my students seem to think it's harder than 2D at the moment. We've suffered through a clunky interface, constructing characters, creating skeletons for them, and animating scenes. They actually have their little projects moving around now, which in 3D animation is the same momentous kind of event as when the first Neanderthals discovered fire.
I use DAZ3D Studio with stock Victoria, Stephanie, Michael and David characters. From there, yes, I have had to rebuild them with individual features, Greek noses, and I have saved these individual traits as “morph” scripts in my character folders. Rendering the final scene is the easy part. It's setting up the actions and the scenes that is most interesting.


crazyninny
If it helps, I run a cult. So I know how to bring the strongest people out.
I bow to your craft and cunning! I have an obvious weakness for bacon. XD
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houseofmuses at 8:52PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Dark Clown
Welcome, Would You Like A Cold Hot Cola?
I've seen you ask others that question before. :) So, give…what's a Cold Hot Cola?
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Renga Studio at 9:39PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Jellomix
I never really understood 3D art. Is it harder than 2D? And is it true that you only have to construct your character once?

I was thinking about asking you a question regarding 3D art myself, but I didn't know what to ask nor how to phrase it; so I decided to let someone else–in this case, Jellomix–ask instead.

houseofmuses
Yes and no. To both questions. 3D art is easier than 2D…I've been told it's the lazy way of creating illustrations, but not when I've had to build Sparta, Athens, Egypt and Mytilene on my laptop.
Right now I'm teaching 3DStudio Max at the college I graduated from, and my students seem to think it's harder than 2D at the moment. We've suffered through a clunky interface, constructing characters, creating skeletons for them, and animating scenes. They actually have their little projects moving around now, which in 3D animation is the same momentous kind of event as when the first Neanderthals discovered fire.
I use DAZ3D Studio with stock Victoria, Stephanie, Michael and David characters. From there, yes, I have had to rebuild them with individual features, Greek noses, and I have saved these individual traits as “morph” scripts in my character folders. Rendering the final scene is the easy part. It's setting up the actions and the scenes that is most interesting.

Good answer, houseofmuses! Very informative! :)

houseofmuses
Dark Clown
Welcome, Would You Like A Cold Hot Cola?
I've seen you ask others that question before. :) So, give…what's a Cold Hot Cola?

I'd say “You don't wanna know”, but apparently, you do. I only hope for all our sakes that Dark Clown gives you a straight answer.
Renga: How are you everyone !!
Renga: All your weather are control by me.
Renga: I has a weather machine.
DrunkDuck: What you say !!
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Custard Trout at 10:42PM, Aug. 26, 2008
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Jellomix
I never really understood 3D art. Is it harder than 2D? And is it true that you only have to construct your character once?
Yes and no. To both questions. 3D art is easier than 2D…I've been told it's the lazy way of creating illustrations, but not when I've had to build Sparta, Athens, Egypt and Mytilene on my laptop.

I've never understood why people think that an art form is less valid because it's easier to do than mixing paint with your own blood and tears and using a brush made from nostril hairs you plucked out.

Also, I think it's hilarious that the person who reviewed you mentioned she didn't like the 3D program you use. That's like saying criticising a hand drawn comic because you don't like that particular brand of ink.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Aghammer at 8:22AM, Aug. 27, 2008
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Custard, excellent post… I hate people that use HB pencils and therefore all of their work sucks… 4H is okay though (just kidding… no one flame me :)

I think it's very difficult to make 3D work and look “right”… houseofmuses stuff is amazing and clearly the artist spents a LOT of time working on it.

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houseofmuses at 8:44AM, Aug. 27, 2008
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Custard, excellent post… I hate people that use HB pencils and therefore all of their work sucks… 4H is okay though (just kidding… no one flame me :)

I think it's very difficult to make 3D work and look “right”… houseofmuses stuff is amazing and clearly the artist spents a LOT of time working on it.



Let's see…I started tinkering with DAZ studio, I think, late in 2005, early 2006 while I was still a student at Louisville Tech. See, I was one of those disadvantaged late-bloomers, too, but with a lot of previous graphic design experience, which was why they got to see a 42 year old graduate college with a bunch of 21 year olds. But I wasn't the oldest one there…that would have felt really weird.

Anyway. I dabbled with creating the initial scenes from HOM #1 until summer of 2007, accumulated hundreds of scene files til I worked up the skill to create more complex scenes. Finally some teen in another forum piped up and said, “Why don't you take this story you've written and do a graphic novel?” I took what I had, set up my pages in Illustrator, and banged out HOM #1 in a record two months (I was also unemployed at the time).
The rest, as they say, is history.
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Dark Clown at 5:57PM, Aug. 29, 2008
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Welcome, Would You Like A Cold Hot Cola?
I've seen you ask others that question before. :) So, give…what's a Cold Hot Cola?

A Cold Hot Cola is a delicious Drink that is good for you, it is tasty and yummy and you want to drink it

This Fluid feels like Pain, This stoic mood is all in vain.
I reach into the dark, I tear this other me apart.
How many years ago, How many deaths I can't let go.
My Flesh Is Temporary, My God Extraordinary.
You… can''t… Kill… My… MIND!!!!!

The War Will continue, Just on a different battle field
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houseofmuses at 7:16PM, Aug. 29, 2008
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No….no….NOOO….no, I've browsed the forums and seen the death, torture and chaos the Cold Hot Cola leaves behind!!! If it's all the same I'll have a nice lemon tea instead. XD
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deepcheese at 7:58AM, Aug. 30, 2008
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A wise decision indeed.
Welcome to drunkduck, oh great inteligent one!

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 12:48PM, Aug. 30, 2008
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Hello.
I
I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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Brogan at 10:31PM, Aug. 30, 2008
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Welcome to Drunk Duck! Nice strip by the way… =)
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houseofmuses at 11:07PM, Aug. 30, 2008
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I have a special place in my heart for the stickman comics. My very first animation was one of those.
I was in the sixth grade. I'd spent almost an entire hour doodling in the righthand side of my history book, and when I'd finished, you could flip the pages and watch the stickman run up and down the page, dance a jig and take a bow. Then my history teacher caught me in the act. I would have gotten in big trouble if he hadn't thought it was so funny. XD
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