Drawing the Invisible

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 16, 2018



It's hard enough drawing things we can see… what about those we can't see? How do you portray invisible things in a webcomic like magic, wind, earthquakes, scorching heat, invisible people, and so on?

One way is to draw the invisible thing's normally, only making it seem ...



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Finding your style

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 15, 2018



When you look at a developed artist you can recognise their work straight away. Maybe it is in the way that they do their lineart, or it could be the facial expressions that characters have, (think the Dreamworks Smirk), or maybe it is the tropes that they use in their ...

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Studies

Banes at 12:00AM, June 14, 2018

STUDIES

Recently I began two training programs: one for writing and one for drawing. Both have teachers that are very impressive.

The art program in particular is cool, because I've done almost no study of art or drawing other than some lessons in elementary and high school classes.

I ...





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Drunk Duck Awards Trophy Design Contest

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 11, 2018



Niccea writes:

Thank you to our contestants! It is now time to vote for the trophy that will be immortalized in the awards, though there will be honors for the runners up as well. Votes are close on the 16th. You can either vote here or by PQ if you ...



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On Being Militant

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 9, 2018




Anyone that knows me even a little is aware that I have strong involvement in common affairs, activism and maintain strong political views. My comic also has a lot of social and political commentary woven into the story and I strive to make my case through my art, be it ...


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The Sheet of Glass and Other Tropes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 8, 2018



Tropes aren’t bad. In fact, they are a useful and, at times, necessary shorthand that creators, particularly in the webcomic field, can wield to enhance their work. J Hillis Miller posited a trope as, “… the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect.”

Every ...



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Your Javert's Options

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 2, 2018



So last time we had talked about the Javert trope, a category of character that is very compelling and makes for excellent drama, immense suspense and often gets their own following in fandom. (Just check out Saito Hajime's hero's journey as a prime example.)

The Javert character is ...



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When your muse skips town

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 1, 2018



Inspiration is quite the rush. The mind is set alight with seemingly limitless possibilities and, in that moment, you want to experience them all. For a creator, inspiration is the high that we pursue. But eventually our creative significant other packs up their stuff and quietly disappears into the night ...

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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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DD and European privacy law

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 27, 2018



All websites that deal with people who reside in the EU need to update their privacy policies to accommodate the new laws.
Here's one of the many news stories:

Wired news story: - https://www.google.com.au/amp/ s/www.wired.com/story/europes- new-privacy-law-will-change- the-web-and-more/amp

Drunk Duck ...






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