Drawing from Life

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2015
tags: life drawing



Around Spring of last year, in an attempt to keep my pen moving, I signed up for a life drawing class. It was the first time since high school art class that I was going to draw human models in real life. Over the last decade, most of the human ...

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town this Thursday

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 22, 2014



This week, everyone's favorite jolly ole elf will be coming to town. That's right, I am talking about Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, but mainly Santa Claus. In order to prepare, there has been an on going Secret Santa art exchange in the forums where the Christmas ...

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Handmade versus Store-Bought Gifts

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2014



The tradition of creating handmade gifts began sometime in elementary school when it was not only appropriate, but expected, to give our parents original creations. Eventually, a handmade knick-knack has a difficult time competing with the latest smart phone or drawing tablet and is pushed aside to make room for ...

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Last Call for 2014 Secret Santa Sign-Ups

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 8, 2014



SECRET SANTA 2014
The deadline is quickly approaching and HippieVan would like to send out a friendly reminder that Wednesday, December 10th, is the last day to sign up and participate in this year's Secret Santa drawing gift exchange.

Signing up is easy, all you have to do is ...




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Happy Rabbit, Rabbit Day!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2014



Today is December 1st which means the holidays are around the corner on The Duck. A common thread between most denominations and cultures is that traditional foods are served around this time. For the month of December, I am going to include a traditional holiday recipe at the bottom of ...

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Searching for Printed Comics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2014


Sometime after the events of 9/11, my family signed up for our first printed newspaper subscription to keep up with the world headlines. I was a high school sophomore at the time and in order to take my mind off of the United State's imminent involvement in an ...

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An Ode to Sidekicks

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2014



I have been slowly lamenting over the end of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson ever since he announced that he was stepping down from hosting late night television in April. Needless to say, the jokes from his show have been a welcome distraction from the daily grind and ...

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Deconstructing the Artist Alley Convention Booth

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2014



Here's the Scene:
Palms are sweating, the convention doors are about to open. Every plush doll, button, glossy 12“x24” poster is hanging around the overpriced booth that was paid for with a year's worth of savings. Welcome to the Artist Alley, where it is always a game ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> God's Revelation

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2014



Summary:
This is a type of comic and one from a class that we almost never feature: Spiritual. In God's Revelation, god takes on the form of a 13 year old boy, he explains to the audience how he controls the universe and then we move on to a ...


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Halloween 2014 Masquerade Mash: An Original Comic Character and Costume Challenge (Answers Revealed)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 3, 2014



The October season has come and gone. Candy is on sale, pumpkins are discounted, it is daylight savings time (Fall back) across most of North America, and I hear it already started to snow in some places. To say the last few days have been exhausting would be a gross ...

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