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Lackadaisy Construction
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Published: July 29, 2011
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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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Zabbio's avatar
Zabbio|Hobbyist General Artist
I do love your tutorials and art style.
Would it be ok if I printed the first section of this - of course with your name still on it (I'd put a cover-paper with your name and deviantart on it as well) - and kept it in my classroom?
I teach visual art in public school, and while I could draw messy constructions and explain this, it's good for kids to see that "real" artists also are messy in the start of a drawing :) Plus, like I said, your style is simply great.
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TechnoSchnauzer|Student General Artist
Kailoanna-Kat You MIGHT find this useful. I know I have~
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Kailoanna-Kat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's pretty cool! thanks for showing me~
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TechnoSchnauzer|Student General Artist
Yeeeep~
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artReall|Hobbyist General Artist
FANTASTIC! TNX4THIS!XD;D
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Sheepgirl145| Digital Artist
Thank you for fav! :3
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TelefoneVoador|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn you construction drawing!
We meet again...
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Punk-Queen-13|Hobbyist General Artist
me: *sees the Liefeldchilla* phhhttttt hahahhahahaahahahahxD
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ThatFancyTopHatKitty|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for posting these!!!!! I look forward into using them :D
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CheeryCandy|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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xXSorinozukaXx|Hobbyist Digital Artist
brb crying
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ketsamachan|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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Raccoonzzz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I love baby freckle.
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sandymd|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my glob xD Liefeldchilla I cant stop laughing, it hurts. Its so hilarious.
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cookrat|Student General Artist
Liefeldchilla haunts my nightmares Pearl Emote 1 
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DEZIDERIIUMEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it's beautiful! Also, tagging :iconloves2color: because I feel like she'll find this very useful~
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loves2color|Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tag~ this is pretty useful!
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enfpp's avatar
do you have any tips for creating a comic?;^
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asdfneingag|Student Traditional Artist
LIEFELDCHILLA 8V man you're just awesome~* Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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EisArt|Professional Traditional Artist
You are indeed a master... blown away!!!
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EisArt|Professional Traditional Artist
These tuts are a real gift. Thanks for your knowledge. Amaz-a-ballzzz lol
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pink-snow7709|Student Digital Artist
which drawing programm do you use? photoshop?
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I do all of my drawing in pencil.  The hues and textures were added to this in photoshop, though.
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