Episode 203 - The clothescast

Jan 26, 2015

Clothes maketh the man! If that man is a scarecrow... This Quackcast is about drawing clothing. Two esteemed gents from the Drunk Duck repertoire of experts offer their advice on methods for drawing bodies sheathed in garments. Bravo1102 and Ironscarf are two very worldly and experienced men, as they lounged deep in the dark wood panelled cosy confines of the DD private members club, they discussed the tricky subject of convincingly rendering character costumes. Ironscarf traced circles in the air with his custom made talbot pipe, illustrating his descriptions in smoke. Bravo, a fat cigar in one hand, brandy tumbler in the other, chortled into his voluminous beard as he offered counterpoints. It was a lively chat, but for the purposes of this Quackcast Banes and Ozoneocean have re-voiced their parts to protect their privacy: As you're no doubt overly aware, both men are the targets of numerous legions of female stalkers.



kawaiidaigakusei at 2:23PM, Jan. 28, 2015

I have listened to this twice and I can't figure out if Bravo and Ironscarf really did contribute by writing out all the responses or if this was all a show of Banes and Ozone being creative. I liked the part talking about geometric shapes like a square, trapezoid, and rectangles. I also enjoyed the direct commentary on my audio recording for the feature. It broke the fourth wall for me as a listener.

Ozoneocean at 7:03PM, Jan. 27, 2015

Women's clothing is easier though. There are way more styles so you can do anything and it'll probably be ok. Men's clothing is a bit harder because if it doesn't fit into the limited correct styles then it looks completely wrong.

tupapayon at 3:56PM, Jan. 27, 2015

Great pointers on clothing… I tend to be minimal ( or animal, not sure) in my drawings … but yeah, I tend to dress my figures… I am not good with fashion either, I don't really understand it, in particular women's clothing… if it were for me all women would be naked… but that's a different topic…

KimLuster at 7:56AM, Jan. 27, 2015

That triangle tip is actually very helpful! And closing credits...?! No... it'll never end!! Never!!

bravo1102 at 7:42AM, Jan. 27, 2015

The second theme to Godstrain could be the closing credit music.

Ozoneocean at 6:20AM, Jan. 27, 2015

I like the point about triangles best! A lot of clothes folds are in the form of slightly curved triangles as they bunch up.

KimLuster at 4:34AM, Jan. 27, 2015

Great Topic! Clothes aren't one of my strong points. I have the hardest time keeping up with fashion in RL and I think it shows in my stuff! My clothes tend to be basic; often mono-color, without patterns or images, simple t-shirts or button ups, rarely accessorized (no scarves, little jewelry...) Luckily my current story doesn't present many opportunities for fashion statements, but it's an area I need to work on ! And wow, Gunwallace did it again! I love it!

ejb at 3:41AM, Jan. 27, 2015

Great title card image. Lots more stuff to consider in this qc. I think that indeed Caniff is a great example. All the characters in his strips had distinctive looks and style. His economy of line was incredible. You could get the feeling of the cut, texture, weight, and drape of the clothes with the fewest lines and brush strokes necessary.

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