The Art of Constellations

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 17, 2017


Ursa Major constellation from Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius

The night sky in southern California has been clear the last couple of nights. When I look up at the sky I see Orion the Hunter and the clear dots that make up the Big Dipper. The night sky shows different constellations ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Half Hearted Headache

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 12, 2017



Meet Jaysin, a real talented comic creator who has made a new year's resolution goal to, wait for it, draw a new comic every day for 2017. The heart and soul of this comic explores a day in the life of Jaysin. Watch as he tries new foods, goes ...

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Traveling Back to the Beginning

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 10, 2017


Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte, The Art Institute of Chicago

In less than twenty-four hours I am going to board a plane and end up in the city of my childhood. I am returning to the Windy City because it is Spring Break and because I yearn to have ...


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Basic Shapes in Character Design

Banes at 12:00AM, April 6, 2017



From the Best of Banes Collection…

CHARACTER SHAPES

I've never consciously designed characters this way, but I recently remembered hearing about this notion some time ago, on the dvd special features for an animated movie or show. I don't remember which one.
Characters derived from basic shapes can ...






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The 2017 Drunk Duck Award Season is Officially Here!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 3, 2017



Niccea has unveiled the 2017 DD Awards and needs your help.

Topics for discussion:
How do we want to handle “For Your Consideration” submissions.
Do any categories need to change?

Also, I would like to have a strong partner to help me out for these awards. There might be long ...







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FEATURED COMIC --> The Gloom

kawaiidaigakusei at 1:44AM, March 29, 2017



High school student, Hitomi ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time of night when she witnesses a young girl wearing her school's uniform get attacked. Strange events begin happening around town including an unexpected visit to her room by Hayate, a young man who was seen ...

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The Differences Between a Formal, Social, and Psychoanalytic Reading of Art

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 27, 2017


Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith beheading Holofernes, 1611-12, oil on canvas, (Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples)

There are several different ways to read a painting. The perspective of the reader adds a new insight to the history behind the art. For the purpose of this article, I have selected Judith beheading Holofernes ...


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Jonathin Quackup Kickstarter: Issue #2 - Cat Warriors Capture Our Hero!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 20, 2017



QUACKUP #2 is now available on Kickstarter!
 Thank you everyone for making QUACKUP #1 a success with over 4 thousand copies released! 

We are offering more personalized edition covers! Plus ad space, alternate covers, the Quackup game app, and more!

Overview

The Jonathin Quackup series takes place in a dying ...





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The Impracticality of Being Practical

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 13, 2017


The Businessman, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I have a certain level of disdain for people who believe that comics and art in general are merely hobbies. When I was much younger and on the receiving end of advice from many well-meaning grown-ups, the word “practical” and the phrase ...


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Quackcast 313 - Technical techniques

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 7, 2017

LISTEN!

Carrying on from last week's Quackcast discussion on tips and tricks for drawing and artwork, we jump again into the topic and THIS time we have Tantz Aerine on board to lend her perspective and tell us about even MORE little techniques to use to draw better. It ...

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