Practical Things to Consider When Designing a Character's Look

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 30, 2022



When designing a character's appearance, we want to come up with cool, original elements that make an impression and distinguish that character from all others. So it's tempting to give them a gazillion cool belts with buckles running up their legs and arms, chains hanging off them, high ...

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On Designing Outfits

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 9, 2022



Character design needs careful planning on all levels: from the character's psyche and personality to their body type, mannerisms, hair, and of course, outfits.

Like in real life, what a character wears is a reflection of their personality and their general situation.

There's a reason why Jessica Rabbit ...





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Friday Fashion Spotlight 27: John Henry Hunter

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 10, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 27.


John Henry Hunter is a terrible dastardly villain in a very classic sense… he's handsome, has a great goatee, fierce eyebrows, a marvelous figure with a powerful chest, and most importantly for this article: he dresses with style and care. He ...







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Friday Fashion Spotlight 26: Pinky

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 27, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 26.

This week it's my own comic character, Pinky. I practice what I preach when it comes to designing outfits for comic characters… Pinky was designed in the late 1990s and it shows. At that stage ultra-violent, sexy anime was massive, the ...






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Friday Fashion Spotlight 25: Kumiko, Maria, and Elda

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 13, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 25.

Hpkomic is sharing the load with Friday newsposts, so we alternate each week. My turn this week!

Kumiko, Maria, and Elda are all dressed as maids, in a very typically manga style. This is solidly a manga trope which comes from a ...








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Friday Fashion Spotlight 23: Sarah

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 22, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 23.



Meet Sarah from Simply Sarah. We've got quite a change here! Usually characters are in rather fantastic clothes, even when they're realistic they're still generally aspirational. Sarah actually wears every day realistic clothes! This is quite interesting, it's ...








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Participate in the DD Awards' Red Carpet!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 9, 2022



That's right! Submissions for the DD 2022 Awards' Red Carpet are now open and until August 15!

The Drunk Duck Webcomic Awards is the peak event of DD, hosted by the awesome Niccea, sort of like our own webcomic Oscars. This means that they get to have their own ...



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Friday Fashion Spotlight 21: Alicka and Winston

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 8, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 21.



Alicka and Winston are two characters created by Ukrainian DD comic artist MadMindInk. We should be supporting Ukrainian people at this time, but that's not the only reason Alicka and Winston are featured today! This is a bit of a different ...








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QUACKCAST 576 - Retro Adventure heroes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 29, 2022

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Retro adventure heroes are an interesting and unique sort of hero. The trope was revived and crystallised by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with Indiana Jones, but ...



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Friday Fashion Spotlight 15: Hel and Bell

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 25, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 15.


Hel and Belladonna are our two webcomic fashionistas this week! Two gorgeous supernatural ladies with excellent taste in clothes, drawn with inestimable skill by our very own Damehelsing. I really don't know why these two haven't shown up in the ...







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