Character Development and a Captivating Storyline OR Stunning Graphics?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 25, 2017


Above: Final Fantasy IX (2000) by Squaresoft. Below: Final Fantasy XIII (2010) by SquareEnix.

One of the main influences of my art style comes from the Final Fantasy video games of the late 1990s and early 2000s. I remembered being mesmerized by the full orchestrated score by Nobuo Uematsu, I ...


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Objectification

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2017



This is mainly an issue with female characters…
But what IS objectification?
Objectification is when you rob a character of traits that make them human and turn them into something closer to an object.

One common view, that I feel is in error, is that characters are objectified by how ...





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Quackcast 339 - Communicate With Clothes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2017

LISTEN!

Tantz Aerine did a great newspost the other day about how the clothing of comic characters can be used to communicate information and emotions just as much as any other element in your comic making arsenal. And that's what we discuss in this Quackcast! Clothing can communicate state ...

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Wardrobe Is a Tell

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2017




They say that the best and most important elements in visual arts, from movies to comics, are done well when the audience doesn’t quite notice them. And that is definitely true- research and plot development and world building are some of them about which I’ve already talked about ...


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At the End of the Day, We All Revert to Our Seventh Grade Selves

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 22, 2017



Before I begin, I must preface that this news article is brought to you by the workings of a large iced dark roast coffee (black) and a large unsweetened iced green tea. This magical concoction of caffeine has offered a rush of thoughts and clarity to the regular thoughts that ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2017



So last week I’d started talking about the reincarnation upon reincarnation of myth and legend into modern sequential and narrative art- and got some pretty insightful comments on why it persists for millennia (it is said that Euripides adapted the legend of Medea himself in order to make it ...

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This Year's New Resolutions (a bit late)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2017



At the start of the new year, I decided to make a couple resolutions. The first was that I am not going to buy any new clothes this year because I invested in a sewing machine because I plan to sew my own outfits from fabric.

The second resolution is ...



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The Trouble with Colours

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 25, 2016


-Art by Mark Rothko, Red Orange Orange on Red, 1962

The first thing on my mind before I get out of bed in the morning is whether my base wardrobe is going to reflect white, black, and greys, or warm neutrals of tan, taupe, and cream. Five years ago, I ...


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Banes at 12:00AM, July 14, 2016



In the past year or so, I've noticed an interesting phenomenon taking place: The interests I had at a much younger age are coming back to me, sometimes after many years not being part of me.

I don't know if it's an effect of not having had ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> DELIA

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 25, 2016



Imagine a city inhabited by squirrels. No, not the ordinary squirrels that you would find in an ordinary city. This is a city where squirrels wear hats, wear glasses, smoke cigarettes, play with puppets, and even attend University.

Delia is an educated squirrel lady who has yet to find the ...



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