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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/

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Force Six 23 Trust is a Thing

September 12, 2018 Leave a comment

The Annihilators episode 23

Wheels and Cogs Part II Trust is a Thing

 

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Wheels and Cogs and the big Part II

The Wheels and Cogs story arc reaches its end!
Sometimes getting in is easy and getting out is almost impossible. Time is rolling out for Force Six member LunStar-G as she infiltrates a band of biker babes by a bold bluff. Drew Spence did the story and art. Available on comiXology right now!

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The exchange that is a true exchange

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Motorcycle and clash

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head to head, bike to bike

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New comics, books and Season II

A ton of new releases today.

The final episode of Incendiary: The Man who Burns story arc arrives!

Force Six, The Annihilators

#21: Shade of Sight

The Annihilators season II comes to an end with the final piece of the Incendiary story arc.

It doesn’t take that many dragoffs.

Force Six, The Annihilators 21 Shade of Sight
The final fight and flames of a dying fire as Kojin Ahsaguri faces off against a powerful pugilist. What has the assassin learned and what lesson will Kojin need to teach in order to survive the burning gaze of his ultimate adversary? Force Six season II comes to a close in this 21st episode. Singed scenes and sentences by Drew Spence

Force Six The Annihilators Kojin is ready

Second stage action is about to start

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Body, chin, temple!

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Pressure points on point

And with that comes the entire story arc in one collectible, humongous offering.

Force Six, The Annihilators: Collection: Incendiary: The Man who Burns

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It’s a twist of flaming fates and turning temperatures as Force Six member Kojn Ahsaguri takes on three -for two reasons and only one will survive. Force Six episodes 19, 20 and 21 are combined into one hot adventure. 92 pages, full color. Additional artwork included. Series created and illustrated by Drew Spence.

Available in DIGITAL on comiXology and in print.
And, and that book ends Force Six, The Annihilators Season II which was dominated by the Building Blocks story arc.

Force Six Seasons: Season II Building Blocks

 

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Force Six Season II, the collection

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Welcome to Force Six, The Annihilators Season II Building Blocks. Drew Spence presents episodes 10 through 21 as a complete collection. We begin with the main Building Blocks Volume I story arc and continue with Fire Destiny’s Coils of the Medusa which combined episodes 14 and 15. Episodes 16, 17 and 18 gave us the Last Resort where Agility and LunStar-G are sent on vacation to solve to murder mystery. We close out season II with Kojin’s Incendiary: The Man Who Burns, episodes 19, 20 and 21. 348 pages, full color, deluxe format.The Dynamic Universe thanks you for your support in making season II a success. Your enthusiasm inspires our efforts and will continue to follow the adventures of Force Six, The Annihilators. – Drew SpenceAs always ..Where to get our works…..

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Force Six 09 Metal Devil Maiden on comiXology

December 27, 2017 Leave a comment

One of the most popular episodes drops today on comiXology!

The Annihilators 09 Metal Devil Maiden

Force Six Annihilators graphic comic book cover

In this episode, There’s a claws clause because…

It’s a mad madcap capping caper when the cat and mouse and the rat in a trap make a maze amaze.  The Annihilators attempt to trap a temptress. It’s bait and switch, but the switch is flipped.  Special double-sized episode! Vibrant visuals and verbiage by Drew Spence.

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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. Story & art by Drew Spence.

Bloodbath on My Hands in Print!

December 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

Bloodbath on My Hands

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This is the complete Holidaze Halloween Special 2017. Annihilators Jackie-5 and LunStar-G investigate a communication blackout at a secret research base. The frightful findings finds the Force Six femmes face to face with an infected force.

Story and Art by Drew Spence.

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Episode 13 Building Blocks Clouded Judgment

November 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

Episode 13 Building Blocks Clouded Judgment

The Force Six forces finds themselves forced to the edge of their block, literally,  as they come face to face with a femme fatale in a fatal tale that’s a fitting finale for the Building Blocks story arc. Mental blocks and Clouded Judgment awaits.

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