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Exposing Your Art

Would you want to do art that people hated? Of course not. I’m not talking about the avant grade where some people like it and some people hate it’s fringe appeal. 125 more words


Review: Slim Aarons @ The White Cloth Gallery, Leeds

The Slim Aaron’s Collection at the White Cloth Gallery depicts Slim Aaron’s fall (perhaps ‘climb’ is more apt?) through Western high-society, capturing everyday moments of the rich and famous with an intense curiosity. 371 more words


Revisiting Clarity of Form with The Joker

A reader let me know that they thought that in this post I was unfair to block out the Joker’s silhouette in the following two panels because the Joker’s white face stands out against the purple sleeve behind it. 1,442 more words

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The Anatomy of the Art of Dragonball: Conclusion

Roshi: One-two. Balance. Balance.
Krillin: Whup!! Waak!!
Krillin: Huhh huhh
Goku: Pant pant
Roshi: Keep it up! Walk slowly and you’ll be swallowed up by the sand!

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The Anatomy of the Art of Dragonball: Plan Today if you can't Plan Tomorrow

In this entry we’ll continue to reverse-engineer the thought process Toriyama went through when deciding how to depict the characters’ facial expressions in Dragonball Chapter 30 and we will also discuss the techniques Toriyama employs that permit him to tell an ongoing story that is both coherent and consistent without planning anything ahead. 3,453 more words


The Anatomy of the Art of Dragonball: Storytelling through Acting Continued

Visual storytelling and “Good Acting” Continued

We’ll continue here with the next segment of Chapter 30. Please read the previous entries in this series if you haven’t already. 4,666 more words


The Anatomy of the Art of Dragonball Part 4 (Continued): Essential Action

Essential Action

If a character is in a scene, they should have one overarching “essential action” that describes what they do during the entire scene. A character can take many individual actions in a scene, but they should have only one “essential action.” This action, determined once the script is complete, informs the artist how to portray the characters. 1,348 more words