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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Steve Ditko

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2017


One of the greatest comic book stories ever written, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are known as the main architects of the Marvel Universe. But there was a third originator of that landmark creation:

Steve Ditko was an artist who originally worked as a ...




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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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Researching Your Fantasy World

Tantz_Aerine at 5:42AM, July 29, 2017



Goodness, I'm so late posting this, my apologies…

So you have answered your main worldbuilding question, you’ve gone ahead and created your rigging and you’re all set! Now you get to research for your world- you are about to sink your teeth in the juicy, succulent meat ...



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The Murky Middle

Banes at 12:00AM, July 27, 2017

Thursdays with Banes - The Murky Middle

A good way to put together a story is to figure out some essentials, first - Elements of Character, Plot and Theme, and Building some World and all that. We've talked about these things around here a lot, and we'll prolly continue to ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Sword of Kings

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 26, 2017



Fierce battles with sword, spear, bow and hammer, vicious Norsemen, hungry ghouls, scheming sorceresses and nobles … Sword of Kings is an epic saga of ambition, conquest, and love. Written, constructed and directed by Bravo1102, this is a whole new take on his original story “Go a Viking”. It's still ...

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Sword of Kings Reaches 50 pages and Mafia is Back in the Forums

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 24, 2017



MILESTONE
Bravo's increasingly unepic fantasy Sword of Kings reaches 50 pages of story Monday, July 24. That's 52 total pages total though as there are two pages of behind the scenes about casting and map making.

And coincidently the page views have also dwindled to around 50 per ...




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Constructing Your Fantasy World Rigging

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 22, 2017



Every building needs a skeleton in place before building begins, so that the end product will be sound. It’s no different with fantasy world building: before you begin gathering and using your story’s bricks and mortar (= the research) you need to have the world’s skeleton, or rigging ...

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Creating the Fantasy World you Need

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 15, 2017


image by me

There are many ways to create a fantasy world. Sometimes you need something very elaborate and thought out in the minutest detail and sometimes you need just enough to sketch out a minimal stage for your story to work.

So the first thing to do when deciding ...




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Fantasy Is Hard Work

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 8, 2017


art by yours truly

It is no secret that as an artist, it is prose that I’m professional at rather than painting/drawing. And historical fiction aside, what I’m told I write quite well is fantasy. So, for a long time I have wanted to talk about writing ...


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