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I always wondering to draw that couple together ;)
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Just a little experiment with gender of the Simpsons kids.
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My style
"The Simpsons"

-Pencil,Photoshop CS3
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I was doodling today and this is what came out 8I I've drawn Futurama but never the Simpsons! I guess my brain figured I should ruin that with my style too XD... ok so they're not a patch on like spacecoyote's but I hope you like them :heart:

p.s I drew with them with four fingers and a thumb as opposed to three because it looked bizarre in my style lol
p.p.s Homer, Lenny, Mr.Burns and Sideshow Bob were always my favourite Simpsons characters :lol:
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"Welcome to the 23rd Century: A perfect world of total pleasure, With just one catch... "

 

Another entry in my art mash-up of Simpsons characters with classic Science Fiction films.

This time it's the ultra 1970's Sci-Fi film, “Logan's Run.”


"The only thing you can't have in this perfect world of total pleasure is your 11th birthday . . . Bart is 10."  


Done on Bristol 14in X 17in board with ink and Prismacolor color markers

Next up, is a "Savior of the Universe!"


Links to the rest of the series:

 FORBIDDEN PLANET: dannynicholas.deviantart.com/a…

PLANET OF THE APES: dannynicholas.deviantart.com/a…

FLASH GORDON: dannynicholas.deviantart.com/a…

THE HUNGER GAMES: dannynicholas.deviantart.com/a…


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Smoking actually makes me ill but I like drawing it. :-)
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:O_o: Read Before Commenting, You Might Find Useful Info.

~ Lee Antes De Comentar, Podrías Encontrar Info. Importante.

:hooray: ENGLISH…

Just like the title says; OW, YEAH!

I never have enough of that sweet Duff and the Man behind it :love:
Also behold my silly attemp at beer painting XD

:hooray: ESPAÑOL…

Tal como dice el título; OW, YEAH!

Nunca tengo suficiente de esa rica Duff y el hombre que la representa :love:
Además contemplen mi ridículo intento de pintar cerveza XD

Duffman © Twentieth Century FOX
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Here is a simple painting/drawing of Homer Simpson from the TV show 'The Simpsons'.
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my work today was kinda blahh....so i needed the practice. i also needed to draw something that wasn't a super hero. ionno...i may do the whole family and turn this into something more than it is.
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Just a random thought... and a sneak preview for another little project I'm going to do, just as soon as plates are done...

It's SpongeBob seeing his very old version of himself... back when he was still at his prime...

I miss the episodes from the Hillenburg era (seasons 1-3), although some of the new episodes have been warming up to me a bit...

It did say in the movie he was going to be "Bigger... Squarier... Spongier..." Wow, he's gone through a lot of changes and phases for 12 years...

SpongeBob SquarePants © Nickelodeon


PS: Please leave a comment and tell me what you think :D


EDIT: And there was this comment from YouTube that really got to me: "Oh, SpongeBob! What has happened to you over the years!? You used to be an epic cartoon character! Now, you're a shadow of your former self!"

EDIT: Yes, anyone can express anything they want about this, so don't be shy... Everyone has their own opinion and I for one respect whatever they are

EDIT: Please only comment the picture, do not make this a chat page ^^;

EDIT: Some people haven't stopped using this as a chat page, so comments are disabled for now... Sorry about that

EDIT: I think it's about time I open the comments back yet again... So like I've said before, feel free to express whatever opinions or rants you guys have about the new SB :D

EDIT: Being busy in college, I've been outdated on recent SB news lately. Although I have seen some episodes from seasons 7-8 (I haven't seen season 9 yet) and they're not that bad at all. In fact, some episodes made me chuckle or wasn't that annoying as how a few described it. I even enjoyed a few of their antics there once again. Probably kids today find him funny the way he is now and I know some people in our generation or older who used to watch him don't. I guess it's true that SB's target market is the new generation of children... and that we just grew up already, but hey, that's my opinion ^^; And thank you for the feedback! I really appreciate them :heart: 

EDIT: Hey, the trailer for the 2nd movie is out right here ^^; I wonder if that will do great next year, at least I hope so... If not, I suppose most people would agree to this. I'm just mutual to everything though, old or new.

EDIT: Oh yeah, :icontheoceanowl: noted me that someone posted this on reddit: redd.it/2hbl0u I honestly don't know what to feel, but at least whoever posted it gave the link to dA. Thank you, whoever you are, for that :)
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"...Your father and I would have had such a terrifically dull life if you had never been born...."
- Mrs. Margaret B. SquarePants (SB's mom; Quote from the letter SB received in the book 'Mother Knows Best')



So I've been busy in the past weeks (with plates)... and should be practicing in drawing realism since we now have figure drawing classes this school year, but I gave this one an exception... hey, it is SpongeBob's birthday :party:

Also yesterday was Tom Kenny's birthday, so this artwork to dedicated to their birthdays, as well as to the upcoming 13th anniversary of the SBSP series on July 17...

It's a bit too plane and simple to me... oh well... I seriously need more practice...

Wow, I have so much in my to-do list (including the requests)... but this one's checked off now, finally! Sorry for being inactive these days...

And again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPONGEBOB!!! :cake:

Warning: big file...

Tools:
lineart - paint tool sai
coloring - artrage studio pro
finishing and texture- photoshop CS5
laptop's touchpad

SBSP, Stephen Hillenburg
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I recently got Cetetic hooked on "Ugly Americans". We agree that Randall is the best character, but Leonard is a close second.

Also, I think I got his bad eye on the wrong side; that's what happens when you don't refer to canon art, kids.
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Many glorious blood court showdowns to ye all!

ugly americans♥
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It can get pretty tiresome, when you have to handle the night shift, every night without giving yourself one second of rest - even for an android :)

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(c) Data and Star Trek belongs to Paramount Pictures
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Marge Simpson
 the video ME!ME!ME! here animatorexpo.com/mememe/
more of Marge Simpson, ME!ME!ME! 2 on My Pixiv
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Comisión anónima  
anonymous commission
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From The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover, "Simpsorama"
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Mom (Gina Vendetti Simpson) is ill, so Bart is Keeping his kids entertained. :)
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This scene took place in my story called Lisa's adventures at the Wonderplant, where Lisa was forced to work at the nuclear station under control of mr. Burns. Bart saved Lisa from Burns mansion and Lisa told him truth about her humiliating position.

At that point Bart's life is a complete mess, he broke up with some of his girlfriends, lost some of his jobs, he's not okay. With Lisa they become closer to each other after he learned her secret and here she just trying to comfort him when he got some bad news.

Барт: Ты в курсе, что на тебя дым идет?
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This is my first layout in 2015! :D I would try I new tecnique on this drawing and I think it suit just black and white ;) It was an easy tecnique just scrabling with my tablet pen!

So the story here is that Homer and Marge are enjoying an quite evening after laying the kids to bed. Marge lately had been a little thoughtful of Homer behavior. He had nearly thouched her and giving her kisses. And in bed they nearly did snuggle and cuddle and one time they had start to snuggle but Homer didn`t want to continue though he hadn`t been drinking or working late. Marge was nervous. What if Homer had an afair with an another woman!? No he wasn`t like that. But she wasn`t convinced yet. But tonight she wanted an answer. They were sitting in the sofa and just sitting there staring at the TV. After some minutes Marge was laying her hand on Homer`s hand on his knee. Homer noticed it and looked at his wife that was staring at him with an concerning face. Homer didn`t like that face at all and asked if something was wrong. And Marge said it like she felt it and wonder what was troubling Homer and if he had an afair with a another woman. Homer was in shock to here this and calmed Marge down and said that lately he had wanted to be alone mostly because resently his mother died and he wanted to remember his mother in his own way with noone disturbing. So he ensured Marge that he still loved her very much and didn`t had an afair with noone else. Marge just steared at him but wasn`t convinced. Homer saw that Marge wasn`t sure if he was telling the truth. But he had a little trick that Marge liked when she wasn`t convinced. He was slowly sitting closer to his wife and took around his waist and kissed her neck. He felt his wife was melting down and beeing more soft.
Homer: "Are you convinced now?"
Marge: "Not yet..."
Homer: "What about now?" Homer was slowly reaching her lips.
Marge: "Yeah, now I`m convinced"
Homer and Marge was now kissing eachother and Marge felt a peace in her heart and knew now that Homer was telling the truth! :aww:

Hope you guys like it and will have a new year with a lots of love and kisses! :heart:
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The coolest neighbor in the world. 

My entry in a collab about the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons. =D
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I've spoil way too much with this one @__@
Sorry :iconforgivemeplz:

Pennywise © Stephen King
Angela Baker © Robert Hiltzik
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This video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Sf0g…
The "first" song I've listened to this year :iconheheplz:
Originally I wanted to draw the classic horror monsters too (1910's, 20's, 30's etc.), but I couldn't make it work with the system I was doing (I don't know if you've figured it out) so I decided to not let them be in this one :I
Maybe in the next one, who knows?
Can't wait to see what other killers we get after this decade :iconcutesmileplz:

Texture by: :iconcelloismistic: Blood Splatter 2

I couldn't come up with a better titel... sorry ;__;

Rosemary Woodhouse © Ira Levin
Norman Bates 
© Alfred Hitchcock
Michael Myers © John Carpenter
Carrie White + Pennywise © Stephen King
Leatherface © Tobe Hooper
Jason Voorhees © Victor Miller
Freddy Krueger + Ghostface © Wes Craven
Sadako Yamamura © Koji Sucuki
Jigsaw/Jhon Kramer + Billy the puppet © James Wan and Leigh Whannell
The Creeper © Victor Salva
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One of my student projects.

Article about Willem Dafoe for Rolling Stone Magazine.

This is the opening spread.
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Willem Dafoe as Martin David in 'The Hunter'.
Is it strange that I found him really attractive by the end of the film?

Software: Photoshop CS2
Time taken: 18 - 22 hours
Reference screen-cap (c) Madman Entertainment, Porchlight Films
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hmm ships i love <3

[link] thats it on tumblr please dont repost it
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Ive been reading the new Thor comics featuring the new goddess of thunder.  She's still new but she seems like an interesting character :)
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Today I'm serving you some Princess Leia realness. enjoy!

Make sure to check my patreon for tutorials and, wallpapers, high resolution files and more!  www.patreon.com/reiq

Today I'm serving you some Princess Leia realness.

Make sure to check my patreon for tutorials, wallpapers, high resolution files and video process and more!  www.patreon.com/reiq


Tumblr: www.reiquintero.tumblr.com/
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Livestream: www.livestream.com/reiq
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Re-reading books right now!

You can support me in making my indie comic, videos, tutorials and more here:

www.patreon.com/KR0NPR1NZ

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I watched Harry Potter today, so I did a little tribute :)

www.facebook.com/FlorentLlamas…
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"My family is pretty cool! Aunt Cass takes care of me and my older brother Tadashi. Wait, bunny ears?! And Tadashi calls ME a knucklehead!"


A simple family portrait, based on one of their family snapshots in the movie (seen more clearly in the book, Hiro's Journal). The three of us have a lot of feelings for this family. <3

We had a lot of fun over the holidays both with our real families, and our honorary ones! Here's our Big Hero 6 family portrait! We took this photo at a park where families usually stroll on Sundays, and we did our best to blend in, hahah! The outfits look pretty normal, but some kids would stop and stare anyway!


Big Hero 6
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin (me) • Hiro Hamada
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel • Tadashi Hamada
:iconneko-panigiri: Kat • Aunt Cass
:camera: photography • Reskiy

Lots of our Big Hero 6 cosplay photos are on my Tumblr! :pointr: behindinfinity.tumblr.com/tagg…


More of my Hiro Hamada cosplay:
Big Hero 6: Hiro Hamada by behindinfinity Big Hero 6: Little Genius by behindinfinity Big Hero 6: NERD BROS GATTAI DA by behindinfinity Big Hero 6: Hiro and Tadashi by behindinfinity


:facebook: Jin.behindinfinity | ★ Tumblr | :twitter: skybluedays
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Big Hero 6: Little Genius by behindinfinity

After watching and coming to love the Big Hero 6 movie, I finally got my Hiro cosplay together! :D Ever since the first trailers for BH6 came out, I had been told a lot that I resemble Hiro, but I wanted to see the movie first to know if I'd want to do the cosplay. And I loved it!! Beautiful animation, lovable characters, engaging storytelling; but the most poignant factor for me was the bond between Hiro and Tadashi.

I shared parts of my progress for this cosplay on my Facebook page: 
 hand-painting the shirt / wig and tooth gap / a short video

:bulletblue: More pictures on my Tumblr photo set — behindinfinity.tumblr.com/post…

I waited until after watching BH6 to really put everything together so that I could be motivated by the feelings that the movie gave me. Hiro is relatively simple in design, but I poured in a lot of love and effort into details like the shirt which I handpainted, styling the wig to look like what I saw in the movie, and using makeup to emphasize my features and look more like Hiro. Can't wait for my friends to join me for this cosplay!

There are also pieces of so many fandoms in this photo, hahah! What can you identify? :)

Hiro Hamada cosplay by :iconbehindinfinity: me
:camera: photo by Reskiy 

:facebook: Jin.behindinfinity | ★ Tumblr | :twitter: skybluedays
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Meega, nala kwishta!
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hemlock, ink and digital. for colorCombat

i hate this palette. i was forced to do it. it's done.

process on the blog: [link]
colorCombat website: [link]
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So this is still my painting girl. I imagined her painting herself a big dragon hahaha.

Scales takes unbelievably long... never again D:<

...okay, maybe again lol; when i was drawing this it suddenly reminded me of spirited away so i might do some fanart 8D;;

Reblog on my Tumblr

watch mah film please +__+


My other works:


thank youuu :D
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'cause I just set them up to knock them down
(Marina & The Diamonds covering 3OH!3 - Starstrukk)

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Laura Dannon, high school socialite and femme fatale from Brick (I still can't get over this movie...). She has a bunch of excellent outfits throughout the movie, so I sort of... combined two of them here, because I seem unable to draw actually accurate costumes -_-"

"The sun whose rays are all ablaze" is a line from The Mikado that she recites, though this cover of Starstrukk is also really really fitting (seriously, when the jazzy strings start up... there's something very ~femme fatale~ about it. BUT I'LL STOP RAMBLING NOW)

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Brick Rian Johnson
Wacom Intuos4, Painter 12
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I was inspired by this blog to draw old dresses on modern girls. Or maybe they're not modern, i don't know, but I didn't try to keep their hair and/or shoes accurate for the period of the dress, so....

I had so much fun doing this though! I got a new tablet and it's beautiful so i've drawn so much. I will be doing more of these for sure. Also, they're in the order I drew them (pretty much).

Here's the sources on the dresses:

1. 1926 French dress
2. 1880 French costume
3. 1966 British dress
4. 19th century Russian dress
5. 1867-68 American gown

also i used no model references so anatomy isn't great lol
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Brian Kesinger: Character Driven

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character










Foreword by techgnotic


It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and Bolt. Brian is author and illustrator of his own octovictorian creation, the wildly popular Walking Your Octopus, featuring Otto and Victoria, about a young turn-of-the-century London lady of distinction and her pet octopus.





















Take a moment and think about your favorite movie. Now imagine that movie without the main character, as you know them, in it. I think it is important to make a distinction between the plot of a story and the arc of your main character.








The plot is a series of events that result in a character going through an emotional arc. You can briefly define a character arc as how a character feels and acts at the beginning of the story versus how the feel and act in the end. In Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol (1843), Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and at the end he loves it. That is an oversimplification of his arc. The plot is there in order to provide obstacles and choices to show the the audience who they are and what their attitude toward their situation is. A good plot keeps you interested in the story but a good character will make you want to rewatch the movie over and over again. I am personally a fan of movies that have very simple plots as those films leave much more room for character development.


One way to look at a story is a series of choices made in creating the main character. As a storyteller, the more time you put into your character, the easier it will be for you to make those choices for your character be truthful.







Truthfulness is talked about a lot when discussing character creation. Fictional characters are, of course, not real. They do not exist in the real world. They are made up. You must give them reality with relatable traits. Let’s say your main character is a farm hand. How does he feel about that? Does he enjoy the hard labor, or is he bored out of his mind? Let's choose the latter. Note that we are not talking about plot, just discussing character. Does this farm-boy get along with his parents? Let's add mystery by making him an orphan. So we now have the highly relatable story of a bored young man with a decision to make. Should he continue his duties on the farm or answer an inner calling to explore the rest of his world? We know this character. Some of us are this character. So when Luke Skywalker makes his choice, it rings true, because his character has already been established as someone we understand, someone who wants more out of life. We can all relate to his situation. His story will be a bit more exciting than most tales of fugitive farm-boys, but even Star Wars might have bored us had we not been pre-invested in such a relatable character by skilled storytellers.



As an illustrator, my job is to create believable characters. At Disney it is not uncommon for us to start drawing before a writer has even been hired to write a script. Animation and art are a visual media. A picture is worth a thousand words. Drawing your character is one of the best ways to kick off the generation of those words. It is all in the details. How your character dresses, what sort of hair they have, are they big or scrawny? All these questions can be answered and explored through the drawing process. When we work on our films it is common for the character designers and story artists to work at the same time because one department constantly informs the other.


I love this part of the process, as you draw your character and you explore all aspects of them and the ideas start to gel. You put one image next to another and suddenly a story starts to develop, to talk to you. It is very exciting. We had an interesting challenge in creating the character of Baymax for the up coming film Big Hero 6.


I asked Joe Mateo, head of story on the film to talk a little about the difficulties that arose when creating a character without traditional features.











We knew that Baymax was going to be a challenge given his limited amount of facial features to express an emotional range. It's amazing though, what you can achieve with those charming dot eyes combined with a subtle head tilt, a well timed blink, and body gestures. These things plus line delivery can be very effective in expressing different emotions. We're careful though how much emotions we want Baymax to show given that he is just a non sentient robot... or is he?”


Joe Mateo, Head of story on Big Hero 6






















On the film Frozen we were tasked with taking a fairy tale “princess movie” and putting a fresh spin on it. One way that we did that was by exploring the characters of Anna & Elsa and creating a believable relationship between the two of them. Paul Briggs, head of story on Frozen speaks more about that here.












One of the great things we had working for us was the tropes of princess films we had done in the past. Audiences already had an expectation we would deliver the familiar romantic love story... a romantic kiss from a prince/knight in shining armor would save the the day. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck knew they wanted to deliver something fresh and different and took the idea from the original Snow Queen story that "an act of true love will thaw a frozen heart" and coupled that with a story about two sisters. The movie really started to focus more about family love than romantic love. The challenge was crafting two siblings that couldn't have that love between one another. We had Elsa, who was hiding a power that she thinks will hurt or kill her sister. So she lives in fear and is afraid to share her love towards her sister. We developed Anna as being fearless but she lives in a world where we she wants to give her love but it is never reciprocated by her sister. She holds onto that true love for her sister though and it's ultimately the thing that saves the day and protects and saves her sister. Anna makes the biggest choice in the movie which is she sacrifices her life to save her sister—an act of true love.”


Paul Briggs, Head of story on Frozen




















Interviews Brian Kesinger's Q&A with the Following Deviant Artists








:iconbriankesinger:

In creating your Lost Kids graphic novel what were some ways that you made your characters believable teenagers even though they are inhabiting a fantastical world?






:iconfelipecagno:

Felipe Cagno


It's all about really turning your characters into real people, people that you could walk past in the streets and that means tons of research and world building. For every character in the Lost Kids comics I have these extensive character sheets with dozens of questions ranging from their family background, their homes, where they grew up in, the environment around them, to their biggest fears, their hopes and dreams, their psyche, etc.



All that comes into play and you must know your characters better than yourselves, you really must ask the tough questions and come up with interesting answers. A kid growing up in Brooklyn, NY, will most definitely talk and behave very differently than a kid growing up in Orange County, CA. Do they come from a rich family, a blue-collar one, from poverty, where do they go to school, are they outgoing or shy, do they use slang, or perhaps they speak perfect English, are they popular or outcasts, what are their deepest secrets and so forth.


And the most interesting task I had to go through was actually finding a way of these very different kids that should not get along, get together for this adventure. Good storytelling comes from conflict and there is nothing more boring than seeing characters agreeing on paper or screen, you want them to duke it out, you want them to have completely different opinions about the stuff that matters so you can exploit different points of view on a given subject and let the audience choose sides.


Believable teenagers have very strong opinions and views of their world, I just made sure to get all that right even before writing a word of the script.








:iconbriankesinger:

Can you talk a little about how your characters developed from random sketches to the storylines in your web comic?






:iconshingworks:

Der-shing Helmer



I don't actually sketch randomly and home storylines come out, it's pretty much the opposite... I come up with story elements that I find interesting and work to develop a character that might fit into the scenario in a unique way. For example, in The Meek, I wanted to write a story about a girl who doesn't care much for societal pressures. She started out in sketches as several types of girl, but with the goal of a story in mind, eventually developed in the my character Angora who is introduced as not wearing clothes (that portrayal is pivotal to her essential nature). I don't think the character would have been quite as effective if I had just been drawing naked women, and then tried to mould a story around that visual.


For the new comic that I am making (and will be posting more art of to deviantArt as well), I'm doing something similar; trying to create a certain vision of the future and the people who live there. With the future in mind, I get to create characters that represent my hopes and expectations, vs just randomly hoping to strike gold. My general advice is always to give a context to your sketches, even if you don't ultimately use them... it will help your characters develop into living people who feel like they might really exist somewhere.








:iconbriankesinger:

When creating your character Veloce Visrin, what were some of the choices you made in designing her look and outfit to help tell the reader what she is all about?






:iconshilin:

Shilin Huang



I've given Veloce outfits meant for show, as well as casual outfits for the story she is in. The more story-oriented decisions were made with her casual outfit. Naturally, her look should immediately convey her character, because insignificant details on how a character chooses to dress himself/herself are usually a good reflection of their values. I've kept her outfit casual and unimpressive,despite her being the main character, to match her preference for staying away from the spotlight and blending into the crowds. Her clothes are also kept loose fitting rather than skintight, her hair kept free and not diligently kept, giving her a more relaxed air. However, she did come from a respected/feared family, and a hint of the fact that she is supposed to be an upper-class lady still comes across through the halter top, which is the same top/dress featured in her other, more extravagant and impressive outfits, covered up under the guise of her hoodie and otherwise unassuming look.








:iconbriankesinger:

Your character drawings are so expressive. What are some tips for drawing animal characters with such human emotions while still maintaining their animalistic anatomy?






:icontracyjb:

Tracy Butler


Thank you! Foremost, I’d say it’s important to get to know the subject matter. Gathering some overarching observational knowledge about anatomy, gesture and expression is pretty vital to drawing convincing pictures of such things. It also applies to the ensuing Frankensteinian drawing experiments that I would recommend as a generally effective approach to designing characters that fall somewhere between human and animal (though I’d argue that distinction is mostly philosophical).  Do a lot of sketching, in other words.



Human capacity for self-aware emotional complexities aside, it’d be difficult to mark a clear distinction between human and animal emotions. Among other mammals in particular, there’s quite a lot of overlap in the way we express basic things like fear, dejection and excitement, in fact. Whether human or wolf, a lowered head, fixed stare and curled lip is unmistakably aggressive.  That sort of thing can certainly work to the artist’s advantage when drawing an animalistic character meant to emote in a relatable human fashion.  Further appending the expression with the animal’s telltale posturing - raised hackles, pinned ears, bared fangs - can be mixed in to varying degrees of bestial and dramatic.  The more minute facial features add a layer of human nuance and specificity - the smallest adjustment can put an entirely different spin on an expression. For the given example, downward angled “angry” eyebrows would be well in line with the straightforward appearance of aggression, but simply arching one of the brows higher than the other can turn it into an expression of calculated anger.  Symmetrically high arching brows could make the expression more excited or crazed; furrowed brows could be used to convey a sort of consternated anger, and so forth.



Of course, species that don’t communicate in ways that are especially decipherable to humans and critters with physiognomies that don’t lend themselves well to forming human expressions can present design challenges that might require some careful finagling. To use a popular example, note the dramatically shortened heads of My Little Pony characters as compared to realistic equine heads.  Much of the animal appearance of the face is sacrificed, clustering the features together into an alignment more closely resembling a (cartoon-like) human.  This way, the expressions are eminently readable, never inadvertently shifting from cute to awkward.  In other situations, preserving the animalistic mien might be the greater priority over rendering consistently appealing human expressions. If you ever find yourself trying to draw chagrin on an anteater, consider that in some cases, embracing a bit of the awkwardness might not be a bad thing.  It can make for some defining, memorable characteristics.


My advice overall is to approach whatever abstracted combination of anatomies are at hand as an advantage rather than a limitation to building an expressive character.  The human and animal aspects each bring a toolkit array of physical features, gestures, behaviors and idiosyncrasies to utilize and draw inspiration from - all the more resources with which the character may exude life and emotion, presence and personality.








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What led you to pick Korea as the location for your fish out of water story of frankie*SNATCH? And how does that specific location inform what situations your character goes through?






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Lynsey Wo


When I initially came up with the concept for frankie*SNATCH back in 2001, I wanted to base it in a large, modern city in the Far East. At the time, Japan was experiencing a huge popularity boom (certainly within the target audience I was wanting to reach) and I wanted to avoid following that trend. After a little bit of research, Seoul seemed to contain the fast pace, bright lights, cosmopolitan scene I was looking for. In these early stages, a strong visual setting was all I was after, and Seoul fitted that need perfectly.



Frankie*SNATCH has always been a character-driven plot, and whilst the location had never been hugely influential as a whole, as the story developed darker, controversial issues, I still needed to make sure it was still appropriate. For example, a major theme of substance abuse within the story lead me to research the sort of healthcare and treatment available for those suffering with addictions, and how this sort of issue is perceived and handled by Korean society as a whole. This research directly impacted on how the character(s) confronting this issue would handle it, particularly from the societal angle. This idea of such an old-fashioned taboo against the backdrop of an otherwise modern, diverse city was something I found interesting, but it also made me realise the importance of making sure the characters were believable enough for them to address the issues presented to them with as little help from the outside as possible.












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And here's the remake of my first ever watercolour painting, done back in 2009:

Rose by Achen089

It might have taken me a while but i think there's been quite a progress. :happycry: revamp

Pencil, watercolours and a bit of gouache.
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Done in graphite, gesso, pen, and coffee.


this little piece was part of my solo show this past April.  It also has a chance to be apart of a book created by the lovely :iconkathrynbriggs: The book illustrates different interpretations of what a monster is.  This is my interpretation.  
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EDIT:   For some odd reason the first scan of this, the scanner wouldnt get the colors right, and no matter what I did in Photoshop, I couldnt get the scan right.  This is a better and more colorful scan.  Thanks again for looking, faving and such.  
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Photo by: Roberto Llull
Fashion design/modelling: My partner and me for The Seamstress of Rohan

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Inspired by my own life. I relate to this story because I am like Belle who reads a lot and is waiting for something to happen, something magical or adventurous. For a little while I had my adventure but ending was rather different…
I started this at spring and now finally finished it! Pretty happy with the result :') Like the colors and lighting turned to be the way I wanted~
Do hope you like this! I am not usually draw my works for long time :D

Behind the story of course Beauty and the Beast
Inspired by real events.
No copying or reposting, thank you!
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