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Lackadaisy Construction by tracyjb Lackadaisy Construction by tracyjb
Comic updates will resume once development crunch mode ceases at my day job.
Meanwhile, here's something I posted to my tumblr blog a little while back in an attempt to answer some questions. It ended up resembling a tutorial that isn't quite sure what it's about - construction drawing, character consistency and a little about character appeal, I guess. I figured I'd share it here in case it's useful to anyone.

Also...
- The Notes about Expressions "tutorial".
- An older drawing tutorial covering some of the same material.

Additional useful stuff:
- Andrew Loomis' old-timey, but superior drawing books, which are freely available online.
- The John K. Stuff blog, which discusses multifarious aspects of character design and drawing.
- Various tutorials by :iconalexds1:, to whom Legschilla belongs.

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Lackadaisy Volume 1 is available now on Amazon.

New prints of Zib, Viktor, fuzzy-Freckle, Rocky, and Mordecai are available separately or in a set at the 4de store.

Updates announced on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.
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:icontechnoschnauzer:
TechnoSchnauzer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Kailoanna-Kat You MIGHT find this useful. I know I have~
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:iconkailoanna-kat:
Kailoanna-Kat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's pretty cool! thanks for showing me~
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:icontechnoschnauzer:
TechnoSchnauzer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeep~
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:iconartreall:
artReall Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
FANTASTIC! TNX4THIS!XD;D
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Sheepgirl145 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you for fav! :3
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:icontelefonevoador:
TelefoneVoador Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn you construction drawing!
We meet again...
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:iconpunk-queen-13:
Punk-Queen-13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
me: *sees the Liefeldchilla* phhhttttt hahahhahahaahahahahxD
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:iconthatfancytophatkitty:
ThatFancyTopHatKitty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for posting these!!!!! I look forward into using them :D
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:iconcheerycandy:
CheeryCandy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Liefeldchilla: EH.EH.EH.EH.EH.EH.EH. SOILED IT. SOILED IT.SOILED IT. SOILED IT.SOILED IT. SOILED IT.
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:iconxxsorinozukaxx:
xXSorinozukaXx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
brb crying
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:iconketsamachan:
ketsamachan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Your tutorials are really good, and I'm super interested in the characters and all, but have no idea where you bring them to life..
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:iconmad-meow:
Mad-Meow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconseapuppy1:
SeaPuppy1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love baby freckle.
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:iconsandymd:
sandymd Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my glob xD Liefeldchilla I cant stop laughing, it hurts. Its so hilarious.
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:iconcookrat:
cookrat Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Liefeldchilla haunts my nightmares Pearl Emote 1 
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:iconquiet-water:
Quiet-Water Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it's beautiful! Also, tagging :iconloves2color: because I feel like she'll find this very useful~
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:iconloves2color:
loves2color Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tag~ this is pretty useful!
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:iconenfpp:
enfpp Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
do you have any tips for creating a comic?;^
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:iconasdfneingag:
asdfneingag Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
LIEFELDCHILLA 8V man you're just awesome~* Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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:iconeisart:
EisArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are indeed a master... blown away!!!
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EisArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
These tuts are a real gift. Thanks for your knowledge. Amaz-a-ballzzz lol
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:iconpink-snow7709:
pink-snow7709 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
which drawing programm do you use? photoshop?
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:icontracyjb:
tracyjb Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I do all of my drawing in pencil.  The hues and textures were added to this in photoshop, though.
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:iconpink-snow7709:
pink-snow7709 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
okay thanks!
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:iconexovare:
Exovare Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Liefeldchilla...
Anyways, this is really helpful!
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:iconsamdelatorre:
SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Extremely helpful! Thanks a lot! Love 
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:icondaufuskiedog:
daufuskiedog Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this, it's really helpful :)
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:iconremiaro:
Remiaro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
LIEFELDCHILLA

ILAUGHED
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:iconpan-cakuu:
Pan-cakuu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
U are so helpful! ♥
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:iconowls-in-october:
owls-in-october Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
You are amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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:iconcattoy10:
cattoy10 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your tutorials always make me roar with laughter xD "Two idiots running through a corn field" and the Legschilla one xD I....I can't xD
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taiyakitsune Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
This is so awesome! I found you on tumblr and fell in love with your characters.
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:iconcoripa:
Coripa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it bad that I favorited this mostly because of Zib?

Either way, thanks for making this, its extremely helpful! :)
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Zodin00t Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Liefeldchilla
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I think I died (Then again I wouldn't be commenting! :XD:).
In all seriousness, great tutorial! Quite helpful! :D
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll try to apply this to the future.
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:iconninja-ashe:
Ninja-Ashe Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Thank you <3
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:iconmurk346:
Murk346 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My... Character... Just looks.... AMAZING..... THANK YOU! I made her look so much cuter and woman like... Also this may help when i am drawing a portrait of someone, cause when i do. It makes little kids look like they are 10 years older. Like... Adults.... BUT SHE LOOKS SO CUTE! :3
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:iconhaloveteran:
haloveteran Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so much pain lol
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:iconiiooii101:
IiooiI101 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you so much for posting this!
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:iconleo-ascendent:
Leo-Ascendent Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I will be sure to use this when I draw more anthro heads, which are always a pain.

Thanks.
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GLoRToR Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   General Artist
Dear Tracy, 





You rock.





Love, Glor.

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:iconcastleart:
CastleArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. This helps a lot :)
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:icontheultmeitdrawer:
theultmeitdrawer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to thank you for helping me getting the design of one of my favored OC on paper!
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:iconferalholmes221:
FeralHolmes221 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oops. one of my stuffed cats with the same shirt!
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:iconferalholmes221:
FeralHolmes221 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Freckle is just like one of my stu
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Liefeldchilla... :icontoomuchplz:

I has another question which I'm directing at anyone who's willing to answer; do you ever rely on clothing to cover up anatomy mistakes, or awkward proportions? Or do you make sure to fix them as soon as you notice them? My problem is that I notice all the errors, but usually trying to correct them only makes things waaay worse ouo.
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Cheezeburger123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
wow...hurr...I'm a little late to be answering this probably, but depending on where the mistake is, i try to cover it unless i can't cover it and i have to fix it. Soo...it all depends i suppose.
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
You're not late at all, and I thank you for answering! :la: And thanks for your opinion, I'll keep it in mind!
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Cheezeburger123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
oh, okay~ You're welcome, thats just what I do since I always find something wrong with what i've drawn somehow.
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