Sitcom Bit

posted January 19th, 2018, 7:50 am


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January 19th, 2018, 7:53 am

LittleLynn84

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I don't know about other people, but I love it when stories with large casts set up scenes so that two well-established characters who've either never met or barely know each other suddenly find themselves alone and having some kind of exchange (works best if they're either extremely similar or antagonistically different). I don't think this is really quite to THAT level, but if you had asked me when Ana first came into the story, "What do you think she and Rudy would talk about?", my answer would've probably been some kind of an exaggerated shrug. XD

Like, as much as I enjoy thinking of scenarios where two mismatched characters are forced to interact, the notion of that happening with these two chatting it up without anyone else present just never seemed like an option. And yet this happened, and I really love this exchange and their dynamic.

And obviously, this isn't a shipping thing. But I do almost kinda want to see them become unintentional besties. XD


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January 19th, 2018, 9:23 am

Ali (Guest)

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Whew. Considering what happened with Ana and Rain, I'd say this went pretty well

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January 19th, 2018, 12:01 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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It doesn't matter if Rudy bough regular mangas or yaoi. Conservative parents have mostly negative opinions about anime. I even have a classmate of almost my age saying all animes are hentai. Hearing that is like hearing someone say that science isn't "natural".

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January 19th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Kei-chan (Guest)

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@TranshumanAr: Evidently whoever says that has their mindset back when Manga Entertainment was releasing things such as Angel Cop and the like. Things are handled much more delicately now, thank god.

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January 19th, 2018, 11:01 pm

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Metaphor!

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January 20th, 2018, 1:34 pm

12AbbyRainbow

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LOL I ship Rudy and Holly! Oh yeah. I kind of do need help. I want to start my own Webcomic but I suck at drawing. Any help or recommendations?

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January 22nd, 2018, 1:46 am

Yan Mouson

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@12AbbyRainbow: Learn to draw? I know it really sounds like I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not. You can learn the basics in a relatively short time. A few basic tricks will completely change the way you approach drawing and allow you to achieve decent results quickly enough. If you're willing to start your webcomic with a fairly minimalist art style, you can get to a point where it looks clean and the characters don't look like shapeless blobs after working on your skills for a couple weeks.

Now, I'm by no means a particularly good artist, but I think that's why I'm qualified to help you: I'm just starting out, I have a few drawing lessons under my belt, and that means the "just starting out" stuff is really fresh in my memory.

The first thing you're going to want to do is learn to drawn by observation. It's easier to draw something that's in front of you than to try drawing something imaginary, and it'll help you hone your skills. Try drawing your hand. Just keep your off hand perfectly still, and draw it. Try drawing your hand in multiple poses. Go slowly, try to get it as perfectly as you can. Get one of those drawing mannequin. They're pretty cheap. Practice drawing a human silhouette based on it.

Just work like that one part at a time. Trying to draw a perfect character from the start is overwhelming. Trying to draw just the hand, or just a torso, or just a face, it's more doable that way. Pull examples of what you want to draw from the internet so you have an example to look at while you're practicing. Once you feel more confident, you can try combining the things you've learned to draw a full human being, and going off of your imagination rather than by observation.

One thing that will help you tremendously: realize that a complex picture can be broken down to basic shapes. You should start a drawing by laying down some basic shapes and lines that will act as guides to help you put everything in the right place. For example, when you want to draw a head, you start by drawing a circle with a cross on it, and it'll help you tell where the eyes, nose and mouth are supposed to go. When you're working with the mannequin, just draw a stick figure in the same pose, try to get the length of the lines right, and then you can draw your character over the stick figure. Working that way will drastically speed up your drawing and help you get your poses and proportions right.

Google some tutorials. You can easily find free guides for pretty much everything you'd ever want to know about drawing.

Once you're more confident in your skills, you'll have to decide what you want to work with. Personally, my method is to sketch my characters on paper, scan them, and then do the final drawing with a drawing tablet. You can get a decent one for $50-80, it won't break the bank too much. The software I use is Krita, which is free, so that's nice. I like working digitally because being able to switch between layers is a godsend, and it's easier for me to draw my characters and backgrounds separately and assemble them later.

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January 20th, 2018, 3:14 pm

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Wow, Ana’s kind of judgmental.

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January 20th, 2018, 5:02 pm

KrimsonNekros

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I wouldn't really call it judgemental. It's more along the lines of asking your friend if they left their brain somewhere when they do something uncharacteristically foolish.

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January 23rd, 2018, 11:48 am

Lenn

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@KrimsonNekros: So....judgemental, then?

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