When it comes to creating characters, sometimes it’s easy to let them slip into the same old stock standard set of body types. Basically clones with a few props, hairdos and make up to spice things up a bit. After a while, having the same actor play dress up for every character gets kinda boring…
It’s tough to break the habit too, especially when you’re taught a single set way to draw. Not to say having a solid construction method is ever a bad thing, as long as it doesn’t confine your creativity.
Check out these nifty tips and pointers by jeinu to give each of your comic book characters their own a unique flavour of memorable originality.
Two art games Splickedy and I sometimes play when we’re very very bored.
There are all sorts of different twists you can do with these—in the first one, you can pick characters by spinning a pencil, drawing pieces of paper from a cup, etc. But so far dice have yielded the best results. And you can make names by making anagrams out of words that describe them, etc. etc.
Reblogs this from a reblog note that turned up on my dash because THESE ARE STILL HELLA FUN and I recommend them to everyone!
While meeting guests, shopping, and seeing cosplays are a great part of the PMC experience, some of the most memorable parts of the convention involved CS Toys and Mr. S & co. It was a pleasure to have met Mr. S and his family in the previous PMC, and it was a real honor to be appointed as a permanent chat moderator in the months that followed.
Leading up to the PMC 2014, Mr. S and I had discussions preparing for PMC, ranging from obtaining a business permit to reporting CA Sales Tax. At the end we were glad CS Toys was able to sell items at the convention unlike the previous PMC.
Some interesting highlights during throughout the weekend involving CS Toys/Mr. S:
Went to the Sheraton the day before the convention started. Had dinner with Mr. S and the RRR crew.
Met packer Maki for the first time! He struggled with his English but he gave it his best to talk to everyone!
Got to see Mr. S’s son Kotaro again! He got so much taller! All throughout dinner he wanted me to show him interesting pictures from America (conventions, food, etc.)
On Day 1 before the exhibit hall opened, I got a voicemail from Mr. S asking if I could get them some Red Bulls XD
Along with the Red Bulls I also got them some granola/snack bars as they barely get to eat during daytime during the con.
….also gave Mr. S a Legacy Morpher because his only other Power Ranger toy was a 5 inch figure from MMPR Toys and the MMPR DVD set. Perhaps you will see a demo on the Alternative Show in the near future? XD
On Day 1 Mr. S suddenly busted out a box of CS Toys merchandise: hat, polo shirts, t-shirts. Without paying much attention to the price instantly bought the hat and polo. There were times when I forgot I had the hat on because I can’t feel it when wearing the Gai wig.
Was fun to be able to talk to the chat using the mic. Hopefully I gave everyone in the chat their shout-outs.
On Day 2 I commissioned zix-art to draw CS-kun on a shikishi and for everyone to sign it as a token of appreciation. Zix went above and beyond to provide a colorful and well drawn CS-kun. Thanks Zix!
I also got Mr. S & co. some Vitamin water in the morning.
As the exhibit hall was about to close on Day 2, a mass of people gathered around the CS Toys booth. Since I had the mic at the time, I thought we should all get involved. So I started a “CS TOYS! CS TOYS!” chant. Everyone was so into it. Mr. S told me later that he was almost in tears when it happened.
Had dinner with Mr. S, Maki, zeronxepher, theezriderkirbyhoshidaoutlaw, TyphoonBang, and others. Lots of shenanigans were had as Maki was taking pictures of all of us upon learning more about each of us (Zeron’s videos, EZ’s review’s, Stan/Deb’s cosplays, etc). We then noted Maki was pretty great himself, being an actual archery champion in Japan =X
Maki + cold beer = Tears of Joy
On the last day I was at isthistakenalready's artist alley table when TyphoonBang came by wearing a CS Toys t-shirt and holding Mr. S's iPad and mic….yup, he was filming the convention for Mr. S because he couldn't leave his booth. So I ended up working the mic while Typhoon worked the camera…. if you guys do watch the video in the future, I want to apologize in advance for my horrible improve and mic skills…. =X
When we returned to the booth Maki gave me a CS Toys t-shirt. CS PRESS w00t!
As the filming was coming to an end I almost forgot what I would tell myself to do since the last PMC: hum the CS Toys background music. I totally forgot to do it on the stream so I had to redeem myself by humming it in the iPad video.
….and short after we finished filming, the livestream died because the laptop died and Mr. S had packed the charger in his luggage lol.
And since the first Thank You signboard filled up quickly, I had commissioned Zix to do another one. I told Mr. S it was called “Aritgatou Part 2”
So there you have it, my “CS Experience” at Power Morphicon 2014. It pretty much made up half my PMC experience and I was glad to be part of their experience as well!
Good golly gosh! Fellow karate bugman enthusiast zix-art and I will be tabling at Power Morphicon 2014 this weekend from the 22nd to the 24th! We’ll be bringing prints, commissions, stickers, and comix!
This is kind of different from other cons I’ve done—we’re actually one of a very small handful of artists, as artists share floorspace with vendors.
Therefore, AA table seating choice is first come first serve (actual registration and everything else was cleared ahead of time), and everything opens at 3 PM on day one so that everyone has enough time to register, set up, etc.
This means we actually weren’t given a table number, so if you’re going to PMC, please come find us! We’re sure to stand out as we’re going to be one of the few artists tabling at PMC!
if yall like karate bugmens and color coded spandex warriors and art yall should go to this and find our table and buy our stuuuufffff