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Digital Kit Bashing in the Daz Store

January 22, 2019 Leave a comment

Easily Create Innovative Props and Scenes

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Digital Kit Bashing : How to create new innovative props and scenes all from your existing content

Drew Spence presents a tutorial on how to extend the usefulness of your Daz Studio library. Learn how produce your dream place or prop!

Drew will include highly recommended resources as part of this comprehensive process to give you “prop permutations” from your library. Save money by utilizing your existing assets to the max!

In this tutorial:

  • Two kit bashing case studies
  • The best product and product types to facilitate kit-bashing.
  • Generating textures and creating a uniform look.
  • Shading props and tailoring the feel of your assets.
  • Expert uses of scale and lighting to create a signature style
  • https://youtu.be/iqbg3J6S4zc

What you’ll need for this series:-

  • Daz Studio
  • Photoshop or a photo-editing program (light use)

This and other tutorials are available from Digital Art Live, in the Daz Store.

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Postwork live webinar Sunday the 9th December 2018

December 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Learn more about the scene/postwork clinic HERE


Scene Composition and postwork clinic.

Drew Spence is presenting a scene-set up and postwork live webinar clinic this Sunday the 9th December , based on his experience of working on hundreds of scenes and renders for his professional comic work. It’s a chance to meet Griffin and gain his input on any scenes or renders that you need assistance with. He’ll also show different case studies of scenes and postwork situations that have maximized his renders.

https://digitalartlive.com/event/postwork-clinic-your-postwork-challenges-solved/

This workshop is a scene composition and postwork “clinic”. If you’re having trouble with any scene where you’re aiming to produce a polished book cover illustration, a product cover, a graphic novel panel, a character or a landscape based scene, we’ll suggest composition improvements and offer postwork tips.

  • Learn from Drew’s own case studies of actions, filters, lighting, composition techniques learned over the years
  • Showcase your scenes/renders and gain professional feedback from Griffin (Drew Spence)
  • Advice on virtual camera set ups, composition, framing, lighting and postwork.
  • Solve your current challenges that you may have with postwork when using Photoshop 
  • Repairs and fixing flaws in the rendered image.

Join us in this workshop, led by Griffin Avid, a professional comic book artist who 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.

We’ll be using DAZ Studio and Photoshop to help you take your basic scene and render to a more professional and effective image. This workshop is about assisting you, so please bring along your renders (up to a maximum of 4 renders) ready to show from your desktop. You can also forward your renders to us ready for the webinar, by using our Hightail dropbox 

Date: Wednesday 9th December

Duration: About 1.5 hours.

– Fixes for repair and the many ways to save a “bad” render.

Learn options to save and salvage your work – without the time-consuming re-render option. 

– Re-frame

Advice on re-positioning the camera and re-framing your work to capture the right mood and actions in a scene. 

– Special Effects

Enhance the magic, sci-fi or action elements of your render. Learn some ways to create special effects in your Daz Studio interface and take the look to the next level in post. Includes mention of must-have products that will enable your renders to contain all the energy and power they deserve.

– Lighting Effects and Helpers

Step-up your renders with adjusting the lighting. Push your dramatic lighting to max in Daz and in post. We’ll break a few rules and create a set of options to push the boundaries of the iray engine. Includes some cheating to get around long rendering times.

About the Presenter Drew Spence

https://digitalartlive.com/event/postwork-clinic-your-postwork-challenges-solved/

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 is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino GreyDynamics 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 photorealistic image manipulation.www.TheDynamicUniverse.com@DynamicaMusic

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

As always ..Where to get our works…..

www.TheDynamicUniverse.com

comiXology in digital format

DriveThruComics for PDF format

In Print from Indy Planet

Comic Book Course Sunday Aug 26th (2018)

Professional Comic Book Foundation Course Sunday August 26th (2018)

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Join us for a special two part foundation set of webinars to assist you in producing your comic. These two webinars will give you a great overview to help you get started. Presented by Drew Spence, the creator of the Force Six Annihilators comic series.

This foundation comic creation course is perfect if you are wondering of HOW to get started with ideas, tools and general workflow.

PART 1 Planning and Plotting : Sunday the 26th of August

Commences 20:00 BST (London)/15:00 EDT (New York)/12:00 PDT (Los Angeles)

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Planning and plotting, before you start drawing and rendering.

– Steps to success at no (or minimal) cost.
– Doing it all yourself and the many hats of Writing and Illustrating
– Overview and Vision
Synopsis – What will I be reading and experiencing?
Pitch Points and the one sentence elevator pitch
Short story slices of life as episodes, issues and side quests.
Long planner for what will happen if you get a full run?
– My Genre
– My Audience
– My research, my resources

JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE WEBINAR!


About the Presenter Drew Spence

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 is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino GreyDynamics 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 photorealistic image manipulation.
@DynamicaMusic

19 The Incendiary

Force Six, The Annihilators

episode 19 The Incendiary – new story arc starts!

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Always a day of excitement when a new story arc starts. Lots of great feedback for this arc. Thanks to all the supporters of the Force Six comic title.

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19b they talk

19c more words

Interesting that comiXology simply chose the first three pages and gave no hints as to what was going to happen next. They probably figured the dragon was a big reveal and needed to wait until you dug in. Most of our readers know what to expect so, here are a few more pages.

19d Two Pager

19e Two pager dragon

As always ..

Where to get our works…..

www.TheDynamicUniverse.com

comiXology in digital format

DriveThruComics for PDF format

In Print from Indy Planet

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. Story & art by Drew Spence.

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.

Thank you for your support. All of our titles are available in digital and print formats.

Amazon Kindle, comiXology, DriveThruComics and Indy Planet.

The soundtracks are available in any outlet that sells fine digital music, including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. We can be found on social media as @DynamicaMusic and /TheDynamicUniverse

Our homepage is TheDynamicUniverse.com

For extra content and early access to our titles

Patreon.com/TheDynamicUniverse

 

Your friendship, follows and support has expanded The Dynamic Universe. We thank you.

Force Six Blood Bath on My Hands comiXology

January 17, 2018 1 comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

Blood Bath on My Hands_comiXology

Blood Bath on My Hands arrives on comiXology

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 face to face with an infected force.
Story and Art by Drew Spence.

Buy the Holidaze Collected book here for only $5.99

!!! Also available in PRINT !!!   62 Pages, Full Color, Deluxe Print Format

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Soundtrack also available!

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It’s All Hallows’ Eve and a blood bath morning. It’s a muzzle flash fright fest as Force Six members Jackie-5 and LunStar-G investigate a secret research facility that has gone silent. Expect a bounty of Big Bold Bloody beats and thumpy bumpers going bump in the night as Fallout Shelter delivers a dastardly dash sinister soundtrack of musical mayhem for a murderous mix. Special appearance by Lenzmen #4, Earthadox with the instrumental  “I Don’t Know This Guy’s a New Breed”

Watch the special 360 Video for this release from The Dynamic Universe on Facebook.

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Who and What?

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.

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.

Those who “dedicate their lives” to music

LukeCage (Mothership Collective) asks:

A message to ponder and reflect upon…no really….

Luke Cage is an Artist and Sound Designer and Producer and Musician who posted this on his FaceBook wall and I share it here.

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Hey – so I was just thinking , those who “dedicate their lives” to music or to a specific cause , are some truly special individuals. Consider that when most people get their pay checks or money they but a new car / pay bills / and or take a vacation or some other activity in order to enjoy and make their money kinda work for themselves right? But people who dedicate their lives to music don’t exactly do that- They put all their money into something that is given to the general public for their entertainment . So when most people are planning their next trip to Cancun or wherever, the dedicated musician is planning on how to make what they do better so that people will enjoy their music more or have a better experience .

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That’s some dope shit but if you think about that even further ; that in this day making it in the music industry is laughable … Because a person would have to be a child or a robot to fit the bill that the industry has established, as well as there is no real money in entertainment at all anymore at every level ( independent or Commercial) no real cash for shows , whole albums given away for free , uploads to whatever website that they pay to be on , all so that people will hopefully like what they do enough to have it played for more people and heard by even more . Quite the position to put oneself in. I see it as noble, some see it as stupid . But the facts remain that a society without music will not be a society for very long nor will it grow and expand. So music is essential to our lives here on earth like food really .

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I don’t think people consider that when deciding on whether or not to buy their friends Cassette or CD for 10 bucks or to go to a free show or when they comment on a song uploaded or anything. It has become a trend in My world for those that do not posses the ability or are poor at making music to heavily criticize people’s endeavors… I just ask ; When was the last time you sank all of your money / time / spiritual energy on something for others to enjoy? … And would you ever do such a thing ?

Follow his music and ongoing adventures!

Read his interview in Producer’s Edge Magazine on PAGE 84