Mecha Drawing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 2, 2018

Emma is indisposed today so it's my turn to step into the breach.
What I want to chat about today is how to draw mecha. I draw a lot of it. It's fun, but it's not that easy.
What is “mecha”? Mecha usually refers to futuristic looking ...

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Easy and Tough

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2018

An old movie called Sullivan's Travels is about Sullivan (natch), a film director who makes successful but shallow comedy movies. He wants to abandon these efforts and do a more serious project about the plight of the downtrodden.

After some wild adventures posing as a hobo, Sullivan experiences some ...

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The Dream Sequence

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 9, 2017

Kim Luster’s The Good Walker webcomic is what inspired me to write this newspost about dreams.
Depicting a character’s dreams in a story is a very powerful and useful tool! Especially when it comes to visual narratives, such as webcomics and movies, a dream sequence can communicate to ...

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Your Emotions in Motion

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 24, 2017

I was a big fan of all the Indiana Jones movies back in the day. When the fourth one, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, finally came out, it was exciting times! Harrison Ford only seemed to get cooler with age, and what a treat it would be to see ...

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Researching Your Fantasy World

Tantz_Aerine at 5:42AM, July 29, 2017

Goodness, I'm so late posting this, my apologies…

So you have answered your main worldbuilding question, you’ve gone ahead and created your rigging and you’re all set! Now you get to research for your world- you are about to sink your teeth in the juicy, succulent meat ...

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Is this the real life, is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide...

Genejoke at 12:00AM, June 10, 2017

Guest Saturday news post.

Hello Drunkduckers, Genejoke here with a guest news post for you. Well let me be honest, there won't be much news. Guest article would be more accurate.

Many of us regulars here on the duck are ageing a bit, we're no longer young whipper ...

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COMEDY - part one - The Premise

Banes at 12:00AM, April 13, 2017


The comedic premise is very much the same idea as a premise in any other genre. It's got the same elements…Character, goals, themes, conflict…

Plus laughs.

One way to look at or create a comedic premise is that it has some kind of separation from reality ...

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Basic Shapes in Character Design

Banes at 12:00AM, April 6, 2017

From the Best of Banes Collection…


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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Banes at 12:00AM, March 30, 2017

They say that how hands are drawn is a good indicator of the technical expertise of the artist.
Makes sense!

Hands are definitely the most varied parts of the body, capable of the most diverse configurations. Add in the always-challenging angles and forshortening and you have a very difficult hill ...

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ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 8, 2017

Poor Isabella finds her life turned totally upside down in a way she would never have expected… But then it gets worse. The ultimate indignity a teenage girl can suffer: being cut off from social media! That tips things over the edge, and when the going gets tough, the tough ...

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