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Dual Wielder



Tarantula Bombistin was sitting at home one day, looking over his unallocated skill points and wondering what to do with them. His sisters came in to give him advice:

"Spec in dual wielding; we did it and it was pretty cool."

so he specced in dual wielding in the sister branch (his brothers tried to convince him to dual wield brothers instead, but he insisted "no, girls are more popular").

So now they are nigh unstoppable.


So I tried two things in this picture.

The first was to work in a male character so as to not further unbalance the gender ratio in my gallery. Failed in this respect, as he came with two females.

The second thing was to use Flash lines. The other day I saw a picture with very thin lines (probably photoshop?) and I was very envious, because it is so hard to draw with thin lines in Flash using the brush tool.

But then I remembered that Flash has line tools, too! But then I remembered that they suck. But then I remembered that there was one that sucked less - the Ink Bottle Tool!

Combining this with my lineless art style, I wondered if I could produce some very fine lines without the horrible guesswork of the pencil tool and without the breaky lines of the brush tool. The result: it looked very much like your typical Flash traces. But I discovered this could be avoided by reducing line width to < 1, and by setting the opacity to ~40%.
I also discovered my lineless style was very sloppy.

Outlining the shapes brought to my attention a lot of poorly conceived shapes and poor-fitting components. But at least the lines looked like what I wanted! I just need to address the more fundamental issue of Bad Brushwork now. I think the technique has potential, so I will continue to develop it for the time being.

In retrospect, I should have strapped the sisters to some sort of girder and then had Tarantula wielding those. But that would be kind of hard to fit on a page.

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mangaholic13's avatar

"Yo dog, I heard you liked dual wielding, so I dual wielded dual wielders."