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Force Six, The Annihilators #39

October 21, 2020 Leave a comment

39 Look to the Heavens

Force Six comic cover

Danger from the front and back! Some lessons need to be learned more than once- as Force Six member Alexi Alito squares up against the Synthoid threat. The edge of the circle is sharp in this arc and Mr Agility may get cut before cutting his losses. This is Part II of IV of the Spirit of the Invincible story arc. Force Six episode 39: Look to the Heavens

Force Six the Annihilators page art
Force Six Comic Book
The Annihilators comic

Available for sale on comiXology

Force Six, The Annihilators

They were a team of specialists assembled to bring order to a chaotic universe. Something went wrong when right became their final choice. See the transformation from Renegade outcasts to Legends. They are Force Six, The Annihilators. Drew Spence writes and illustrates a graphic comic, mixing science fiction with science fantasy. It’s a superhero space saga as a group of renegades, gifted with special abilities and artificial enhancements, charge and change the fate of all those they come across. They are the Force Six, The Annihilators and this is the story of their rise, fall and ultimate redemption.

Force Six, The Annihilators #38

October 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Episode 38 Rare Window

The rear windows offers a rare glimpse.

It’s a simple mission to watch the Synthoid agent, Vyktor, and wait for him to expose their operation. A simple mission- until the stakes are raised and it takes more than a raised hand to earn the victory. Season IV of Drew Spence’s Force Six series presents episode 38 Rare Window. This is part I of the Spirit of the Invincible story arc.

Force Six, The Annihilators can be found digitally on comiXology and in print on IndyPlanet. The Dynamica Music YouTube channel has related content for the Force Six Series. For exclusive and early content, visit the Dynamic Universe’s Patreon page.  Thank you for your support.

Force Six Season IV Starts

Force Six, The Annihilators #32

Kat and Mouse Part I Party Girl

Housequake. Shut Up Already, Damn
Force Six, The Annihilators is back with Season IV. We took a brief pause to collect praise and pay accounts for all the feedback, comments, requests and compliments. It’s your deep interest that allows this series to grow and expand. As we enter our fourth season, we celebrate the realization of High Ideas. Thank you for your readership and support.

Kat and Mouse Episode 32 Synopsis
It’s a klepto-caper with a Kat-catastrophic Con-conundrum in an amazing maze that mesmerizes the mouse. It’s a simple mission of grab and get ghost until the guest guesses and the gal gets grasped. The Force Six series begins its fourth season with a shifting grifter gift-giving adventure. Played and penned by Drew Spence.

Available on comiXology in digital format

Killer Butterfly Issue 10

January 27, 2020 Leave a comment

KB#10 The Butterfly Effect

Killer Butterfly Issue 10 cover

Killer Butterfly issue 10 The Butterfly Effect
Wings flap in a quiet field as a bird of prey swoops down on the fearful mouse. Young Kuse Yatsumi faces the fearsome Mishin Miyazaki over the fate of a thief! It’s a day of reckoning for all under the eye of the eagle. Odion Adisa starts his journey to the Eagle Fortress. He goes forward with less that he expected. The Killer Butterfly series continues in issue 10 The Butterfly Affect. 40 Pages, full color. Chopped and cropped by Drew Spence.
The entire first season is available on ComiXology.

Available on comiXology in digital format

We are The Dynamic Universe. We create graphic comics. They sit between traditional strips and a 3-D style of photorealistic drama. Enjoy the science-fantasy action adventure with terrific tints, great graphics and compelling story-telling. Read the comic and enjoy the soundtrack. Story and art by Drew Spence.

Character Development for Visual Stories

September 21, 2019 Leave a comment

If you’re building a 3D character, have you struggled to find a consistent method to make sure they are distinctive and recognizable? Or are you just using trial and error….feeling your way to a possible result?

Drew Spence has solid experience in building dozens of 3D characters, including those for his Force Six Annihilators graphic novel series.  In this tutorial, he’ll show you his approach to developing distinguished and memorable characters, with Daz Studio at the heart of his workflow.

Included is a bonus tutorial that provides a great foundation for understanding basic elements of a character as well as character archetypes.

Content for this 3D Character Development Tutorial Includes..

  • Building your story world
  • Identifying characters and roles
  • Who is your character design aimed at?
  • Character strengths and weaknesses
  • Define the character’s “look and feel”
  • 15 Recommended products for developing characters in Daz Studio.
  • Writer and reader perceptions of characters
  • Making the character distinctive
  • Real world checks on your character
  • Dealing with an ensemble of characters

Bonus tutorial : Creating Compelling Characters by Peter von Stackelberg (part 1 only)

  • Our understanding of the characters is shaped by the actions they take
  • Elements to understanding a character
  • Key Properties of Characters
  • The Characters Populating Your Storyworld
  • Major, Minor and Placeholder Characters
  • Character Archetypes
  • Avoiding Clichés and Stereotypes
  • Raising the Emotional Stakes
  • Why is it important that characters be distinctive?
  • What makes a character distinctive looking?
  • What keeps characters from looking distinctive?
  • Purposeful Resemblances
  • Challenges In Distinctive Features
  • How characters are typically differentiated
  • Ways to test your cast’s distinctiveness

You can find other series that Drew Spence has created with Digital Art Live for purchase in the Daz Store. https://www.daz3d.com/digital-art-live You can take classes, watch tutorials and attend webinars and much more https://digitalartlive.com/events/

How to Create Sci-Fi Special Effects (in Daz Store)

Daz Store Product Art Sci-Fi Special Effects

Drew Spence webinar tutorial product available in Daz Store!

In order to create an astounding Science Fiction Universe it requires numerous special effects!

Want to know how to produce laser swords, energy bolts, explosions, laser blaster effects, battle damage, starship jets and contrails to give your artwork extra dynamics? Drew Spence takes you on a step by step journey to help you generate some Sci-Fi vitality in your renders.

Drew uses both Daz Studio and PhotoShop to show must-have resources and techniques to help build a better looking Sci-Fi Universe. He goes on to using ParticleShop and a mix of other powerful resources rarely considered to create stand-out effects.

This product includes tutorials totaling 2 hours and 55 minutes and many supporting files to get you started fast in making your own special effects.

Spaceship artful scene Daz Studio 3D

Software required to follow along with these tutorials:

  • Daz Studio
  • PhotoShop
  • ParticleShop is used to a lesser extent

Tutorial Content Summary

Laser swords:

  • Laser sword effects
  • Laser sword trails
  • Sabre locks : laser swords clashing
  • Cutting and slashing effects
  • Recommended lighting for laser sword effects
  • Best laser sword related products

Laser Guns/Blasters/Phasers:

  • Laser blaster effects
  • Sci-Fi muzzle flash
  • Blaster explosions
  • Blaster scoring effects
  • Shattered glass
  • Streaming phaser beam
  • Best blaster/laser/scoring brushes and products
laser sword fight, Daz Studio,Drew Spence promo image

Spaceship jets, contrails and damage:

  • Jet effects – using authentic lighting
  • Jet engine trails and high energy plasma exhaust
  • Battle damage : dirtying up a spacecraft in a laser battle
  • Best brushes and resources for jets and contrails
  • Bonus : Must-have – three incredible resources – surprising source of special effects you wouldn’t expect.

Inside a Spaceship:

Space window pensive figure> Daz Studio Drew Spence promo image
  • Creating a convincing spaceship interior scene using modular elements in novel ways.
  • Unexpected uses for Sci-Fi props and gadgets.
  • Lighting and dressing up your own Sci-Fi set using Nurnies and Greebles
  • Creating a star-gazing viewport scene with modular parts and the supplied galactic backdrops.

We’d like to thank ERA-7 for providing a free Sci-Fi Textures Pack included in this product.

About the Presenter : Drew Spence:

  • Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from New York. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
  • Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates – from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photo-realistic image manipulation.

You can find other series that Drew Spence has created with Digital Art Live for purchase in the Daz Store. https://www.daz3d.com/digital-art-live You can take classes, watch tutorials and attend webinars and much more https://digitalartlive.com/events/

Sci-Fi Special Effects Webinars Saturday & Sunday June 1 and 2nd

Creating an astounding science fiction universe requires numerous special effects. Want to know how to add laser swords, energy bolts, explosions, starship jets and contrails to give your visuals extra dynamics? Drew Spence takes you on a step by step journey to help you create some sci-fi vitality in your story world. He’ll use Photoshop to demonstrate the best techniques and brushes as well as other must-have resources to help you build your sci-fi universe.

Sci-fi special effects webinar entry$55.00Sci-fi special effects webinar entry. Includes HD webinar recording and any materials that the presenter includes for class members.

Part 1 : Sci-fi weapons

Date: Saturday 1st May

Duration: 1.5+ hours.

Laser swords : “An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”

  • Laser sword effects
  • Laser sword trails
  • Sabre locks : laser swords clashing
  • Cutting and slashing effects
  • Recommended lighting for laser sword effects
  • Best laser sword related products

Laser Blasters : “Sorry about the mess.”

  • Laser blaster effects
  • Sci-fi muzzle flash
  • Blaster explosions
  • Blaster scoring effects
  • Shattered glass
  • Streaming phaser beam
  • Best blaster/laser/scoring brushes and products

Part 2 : Sci-fi Starships

Date: Sunday 2nd May

Duration: 1.5+ hours.

Spaceship jets, contrails and damage : “I’ve outrun Imperial starships, not the local bulk-cruisers, mind you…”

  • Jet effects – using authentic lighting
  • Jet engine trails and high energy plasma exhaust
  • Space warp/jump effect including star trails
  • Battle damage : dirtying up a spacecraft in a laser battle
  • Colors for jets – what works?
  • Best brushes and resources for jets and contrails
  • Bonus : Must-have – three incredible resources – surprising source of special effects you wouldn’t expect.

Inside a Spaceship : “Would it help if I got out and pushed?”

  • Plasma tubes
  • Classic Sci-fi corridors – dressing and lighting for different scenes
  • Sci-fi control panels : from kit bash to a graphic dashboard

Postwork help

During the webinars (If there’s time) or afterwards in the FB Digital Art Live community group…

  • We’ll assist you with your own sci-fi/fantasy scenes to give you feedback on adding/adjusting special effects

You can find other series that Drew Spence has created with Digital Art Live for purchase in the Daz Store. https://www.daz3d.com/digital-art-live You can take classes, watch tutorials and attend webinars and much more https://digitalartlive.com/events/

Prime Postwork in the Daz Store

Prime Postwork Solutions Workshop available in the Daz Store

These tutorials presented by Drew Spence are designed to assist you with scene composition and postwork . If you’re having trouble for your renders in polishing your character-based scenes, Drew offers valuable postwork tools and tips that can assist you with that that process.

One tutorial provides a primer packed with tips, tools and approaches that will help you create a checklist of what to look for in a scene before it’s rendered and for actions you can apply in postwork.

The second tutorial is the recording of a live online class or “postwork clinic” where Drew assists artists with various problems found in their renders. 

  • Learn from Drew’s own case studies of actions, filters, lighting, composition techniques learned over the years
  • Advice on virtual camera set ups, composition, framing, lighting and postwork.
  • See how to solve challenges with postwork when using Photoshop
  • Repairs and fixing flaws in the rendered image.

Main tools used in these tutorials: DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Other postwork resources in the DAZ 3D store are recommended in the tutorials.

Duration: 2 tutorials with total duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes

You can find other series that Drew Spence has created with Digital Art Live for purchase in the Daz Store. https://www.daz3d.com/digital-art-live You can take classes, watch tutorials and attend webinars and much more https://digitalartlive.com/events/

Podcast Comic Review Demon Division + Postwork Demo

Demon Division look in The Dynamic Universe

Drew Spence form The Dynamic Universe looks at the CGI-powered comic Demon Division. Written by BeeMKay and Lara

The story and world:

The Division is up to its neck protecting mankind from Dark Mages – and the other way around. A new generation of Dark Mages is forced into service by the Division, and Seth Caelen tries his best to ease them into their new jobs. But his mission gets sabotaged when an over 60 year old, home-made problem surfaces and threatens the existence of mankind: the return of the Demons. Warnings: Occasional harsh language and swearing, some blood and combat violence.

This is comic is free to read on…

Line Webtoon

ComicFury

http://demondivision.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/

Drew Spence form The Dynamic Universe looks at the CGI-powered comic Demon Division. Written by BeeMKay and Lara

Force Six Season I Wallpapers

Desktop Wallpaper package

Drew Spence from The Dynamic Universe drops a bundle of wallpapers from Force Six, The Annihilators Season I. The Redder Coltrane story arc took lead as the main plot line. In episode 10, Forced ENDtry, we saw the true series opener as the Force Six cadre was introduced. There are digital re-masters, bonus art and found images all re-worked into this fine collection of desktop wallpapers.

Package contains

22 Images – resolution 1920 x 1080 [300 DPI]

Free for our Patreon and...

The Full Product can be purchased for only $3.95 in these places:

Artstation.com Store

https://artstn.co/m/M3rk

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PayLoadz.com direct product link

https://store.payloadz.com/details/2608482-photos-and-images-digital-art-wallpapers-force-six-season-i.html

PayLoadz.com Store

https://store.payloadz.com/results/77440-studio-avx-dynamica-music-producer-s-edge-magazine

And a FREE SAMPLER can be found on our Deviant Art page.

https://www.deviantart.com/g-mantis

The Disclaimer: This product is offered as a limited license.

You may not:
a) Re upload or host these files on any site or server.

b) Redistribute these files for any purpose- even for promotional reasons.

c) Resell or offer as bonus content for any other work or product.

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He’s also part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack.

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