actuality.log


Thursday, January the 20th, 2005

Like I’ve been mentioning at points, I have a bunch of ideas toward a new comic series. Unfortunately, I can’t draw. I thought I could fix it by reading a little as to how the real artists and animators do it, and it turns out some of them first form a clear reference sample of all their characters in various situations (poses, emotions), and them use those as standards, as needed in the story.

Easy enough, one might naively assume. I decided to attempt an as-yet-unnamed character based on Amy in (my favourite, by far) Scary Go Round. Here is our “Amy” look-alike giving directions.

Poor rendition.

After a bunch of attempts, it is clear. I cannot draw. Notice however, strict adherence to “rules”, like the rule of thirds. The head, the torso and the legs are each a third of the total height of the character.

I am my complete lack of surprise.

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