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Comic Book Creation Kit : Romance and Relationships

Drew Spence Romance & Relationships

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Emotionally driven love scenes are a powerful part of a story in any genre. These scenes can and should inform the arcs of both the characters and their relationship, letting readers understand more deeply both what is pulling these characters close… and also what is keeping them apart. So how do you accomplish that with the writing and with the art in visual narratives?

This video course by Drew Spence embraces Storytelling Romance for Visual Narratives, looking at essential keys to crafting relationship arcs. The running time is just over 3 hours and 10 minutes. This product includes searchable versions of the videos, allowing you to search on any keyword or phrase spoken during the course.

This tutorial set includes a super content pack of PNG renders rendered from DAZ Studio to drag and drop into panels, to easily make your own romantic visual narrative! These renders are royalty-free.

You’ll learn:

  • The hidden keys to Storytelling Romance.
  • Creating and crafting a relationship story arc.
  • Pulling inspiration from real-world experiences.
  • Logic, love, and the logistics of long-term relationships.
  • Three Terrible shortcuts of establishing a loving relationship.
  • Three Rarely used storytelling techniques to create a relationship.
  • Guest appearance by BeeMKay of Demon Division with her experiences on setting up a romantic scene in DAZ Studio.
  • How to choose the best pose-based products from the Daz Store.
  • What to avoid when creating an attraction.

Some tutorial videos contain PG 13 content

Software Used in this Mini-Course

  • DAZ Studio
  • Photoshop
A sample of included content

Dynamic Spider-Man Plus updated Tapas Webtoon.

December 6, 2021 Leave a comment

Another chapter drops from issue 01. I think we will stick to Thursdays and Fridays, but this was after some readers wanted to see the 3D art parts from the book.

New chapter update. Dynamic Spider-Man Plus. #Tapas # Webtoon
Opening Splash Page from The Dynamic Spider-Man Plus
Requires 3D Glasses. One Red and Blue Lens.
3D Double page Spread from The Dynamic Spider-Man Plus

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-dynamic-spider-man-plus/list?title_no=710590

https://tapas.io/series/The-Dynamic-Spider-Man-Plus/info

The Dynamic Spider-Man Plus

December 3, 2021 Leave a comment

Drew Spence drops a new free-to-read comic series on Tapas and Line Webtoon

Series updates weekly, Thursdays and Fridays. Some pages require 3D Glasses – the version with red and blue lenses. Icons denote the images that require 3D Viewing.

The Story:

A Spider-Man is needed for a future, where a thread of lies has caught the world in a web of deception. In this time of uncertainty, a hero will emerge to uncover the deepest secrets and stand for truth in a world of corruption.

14 years ago, the Event-Cataclysmic nearly destroyed the Earth. That day, the sky burned. Peter Parker will receive a special gift. What he does with it – will determine the future for all humanity. Are we the inheritors of a lost destiny or the toys of fate, walking in the shadows of a forgotten history?

Tapas Link

https://tapas.io/series/The-Dynamic-Spider-Man-Plus/info

Line Webtoon Link

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-dynamic-spider-man-plus/list?title_no=710590

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Twitter and Instagram @DynamicaMusic

The Advanced Comic Creation Course Week 7 Artist Features

November 30, 2021 Leave a comment

Drew Spence from the Dynamic Universe and Digital Art Live presented the Advanced Comic Book Creation series. I was joined by Paul Bussey and Tiffany Gray in a course designed to push your Visual Stories into new and exciting directions. Week 7 featured the works of four artists. Ed LaRoche from Image comics and his series The Warning, Pam Harrison and here series A Deviant Mind and House of the Muses, John McClellan and his Monster of Egypt and John Byrne and his X-Men Elsewhen.

The Warning (10 book series)

An enormous machine slowly materializes in a major West Coast city. Who sent it—and why—is a mystery, understood only by the malevolent beings gliding silently toward Earth through the inky vastness of space. In response, a multinational combat brigade called Gladiator Two-Six is deployed. Outfitted with next-generation military science and weapons, they’re tasked with stopping any extraterrestrial threat that emerges.

https://imagecomics.com/creators/edward-laroche-1

Monster of Egypt (Graphic Novel)

International Jewel Thief Jonathan Fox is caught in a vicious game of espionage as he fights to stop a deadly terrorist in this hard-hitting graphic novel.

Deviant Mind & House of the Muses 

Pam Harrison is one of the first and best-known CGI artists in Independent Comics. Her work with the historical fiction series House of the Muses earned her the 2008 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant for Outstanding Series, and she continues her storytelling in a gripping sci-fi space opera adventure, A Deviant Mind, that far transcends its original LGBT audience. 

https://houseofthemuses.com/product-category/graphic-novel/

X-Men Elsewhen (ongoing series)

His most famous works have been on Marvel Comics’s Uncanny X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’s Superman franchise. During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works including Next Men and Danger Unlimited.

https://insidepulse.com/tag/x-men-elsewhen/

The course should be available for purchase in the Daz Store in December 2021 under Digital Art Live or Drew Spence.

This course is designed for the comic artist who uses 3D Assets, photography and graphic design. This course is designed for the writers who want to polish their storytelling skillset. For the beginner, this course will be a deep dive into comic book telling and for the advanced artist this course will explore new concepts and ideas.

Halloween is Back in Redux Format!

October 27, 2021 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators Halloween Special returns!

Read the special Redux Version of our special…Special.

Welcome to our All Hollow’s Eve special. It’s a Bloodbath of bullets, babes and blades when Force Six members Jackie-5 and LunStar-G investigate a secret research base that has gone silent. Its gratuitous gobs of graphic gore. Get some! Gradients and glib jibs from Drew Spence.

Our first big Holidaze-themed hit is revisited, revamped and reduxed for a Horror-ible Return!
Read the complete adventure here. Free for all.

Force Six comics are 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.

Force Six Season IV Wallpapers

Force Six, The Annihilators Season IV Wallpapers

https://www.artstation.com/griffinavid/store

Available now for purchase! Destination Artstation

Relive the action from Season IV of Force Six, The Annihilators. Use these desktop wallpapers to stay in The Dynamic Universe. Catch, collect and complete your comic catalogue!

46 Images 1920 X 1080 300 DPI

This package contains images from, or inspired by Season IV of Force SixThe Annihilators

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.

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 SixThe AnnihilatorsDrew 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 Force SixThe Annihilators and this is the story of their rise, fall and ultimate redemption.

Force Six, The Annihilators Season IV The Complete Collection Vol. 4: Tomorrow Always Changes

Season IV The Complete Collection
Tomorrow Always Changes


Episodes 32 through 48 are combined into a massive collection.
Some memories should never fade. If a yesterday could determine who I am, then it must be said that my today could determine who I will be -tomorrow. The Drew Spence Force Six Annihilator series reaches its 4th season as we explore themes, thoughts and temperaments. The story of the future-retro action mercenary squad continues.

Available on comiXology.


The story arcs in this collection include Kat and Mouse, Remember to Forget You, Lost Train of Thought, Spirit of the Invincible and The Dragon and the Doll. Thank you for your support. Force Six, The Annihilators is created, crafted and curated by Drew Spence.

The Season IV book is also available in print @ IndyPlanet


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 #48

Bunch of things going on.

New episode dropped that ends Force Six Season IV.

Force Six comic book cover- episode 48

Force Six 48 Look in the Eyes of the Dragon and Despair
The Dragon and Doll story arc reaches its exciting conclusion. What is the ultimate fate of Mr Jeopardy, Jean D’Pardoe? Is love destined to be star-crossed or will a passion cross stars and create a third chance? Find out in the fateful and final episode of Force Six Season IV. The Dragon and The Doll Part VII, Episode 48 Look in the Eyes of the Dragon and Despair. Drawn and Drafted by Drew Spence.

https://www.comixology.com/Force-Six-The-Annihilators-48/digital-comic/891085?ref=c2l0ZS9saXN0L2Rlc2t0b3AvZ3JpZExpc3QvSXNzdWVz

Force Six comic page
Force Six comic page sample

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.

Iray Lighting Solutions Tutorial Set

Daz Studio Product Release

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Lighting your indoor or outdoor set in Daz Studio can be one of the most time consuming activities when setting up a scene for render. Most artists will have lighting as a pain point during their workflow and it is not always easy to get to the root cause of why lighting may not work on a set.

In this tutorial set, Drew Spence shows you how to set up lights from scratch for both indoor and outdoor environments. He also picks his top ten recommended resources from the Daz store and demonstrates how these work, saving you time in your workflow.

Drew has designed lighting for hundreds of sets for the production of his Force Six, The Annihilators and comic series and he is pleased to share his lighting experience and adventures in creativity.

This product includes

Search transcription integrated inside the videos. Find search results on the video timeline. Every word spoken is indexed. Maximise the use of your tutorial’s content. Tutorial videos include subtitles

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 Grey , Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.

What’s Included and Features

  • Iray Lighting Solutions Tutorial Set
    • Four MP4 videos
    • Searchable integrated transcripts
    • Subtitles included
  • Part 1 : Indoor Lighting for Iray
  • Total running time : 35 minutes (introduction) + 1 hour and 16 minutes (main session)
  • Section 1 : Creating lights from scratch
  • Case study used : Medieval chamber set with fireplace and candle lights; designing lighting for a fantasy set
    • Why monitor calibration can be essential for your art
    • Composition focus : ensuring the main subject(s) are well lit and highlighted
    • Point lights
      • How point lights work
      • Types of paint light
      • The advantage of linear point lights
      • Point light geometry
      • Recommended Luminous Flux Settings
    • Spotlights
      • Lighting a specific area
      • Positioning
      • Beam length
      • Applying to the main subject
      • Using a spot light to creating leading lines
    • Emissive Lighting
      • Adding an emissive.
      • Flame props
  • Section 2 : Product Recommendations
  • Case study used : Dramatic medieval keep set with three characters
    • Consistency in lighting for sequential art
    • How to use IRay light probes
      • Selecting colours and intensities
      • Keeping light levels low for light probes
    • Demonstration of flaming torch products
    • How to use a Ghost Light Kit
      • Selecting light colours
      • Placing ghost lights underneath characters.
      • Test of an Iray ghost light kit 3 (God Rays) through a window
    • Epic props : Godrays and volumetric light for Iray
      • Particle spread in god rays
      • Volumetric light through a window, great for dramatic atmospheres.
    • Recommended Learning Task Included
  • Part 2 : Outdoor Lighting for Iray
  • Total running time :30 minutes (introduction) + 1 hour and& 20 minutes (main session)
  • Section 1 : Using DAZ Studio’s Built in Lighting
  • Case study used : Using an island beach set with a single character
    • Picking the render frame size
    • The Sun
    • Default HDRI background : The default lighting conditions for a set.
    • Sky dome mode options
    • Dome rotation
    • Using Iray Sky 36
    • The headlamp off
    • Iray settings : About tone Mapping
    • Iray settings : Camera properties
    • Checking the sun in an environment
    • Duplicating the sun and using this as an additional lighting source
    • Blend renders in postwork (same scene lit differently) for final lighting options.
    • Using instances of DAZ Studio in your workflow for rendering
  • Case study used : Medieval Melee action fight scene
    • Solving blown out lighting problems
    • Tone mapping
    • Fix lighting in the scene rather than in postwork
    • Environment mode, lighting resolution,
    • Turning off the HDRI default dome: lighting from scratch
    • Environment Sun node (special effect)
    • Latitude and longitude
    • Environment sun settings
    • Altering the sky backgrounds
    • Rendering night scenes
  • Section 2 : Recommended Resources Demonstrated
    • Longitude and Latitude Lighting and Render presetsfor DS Iray
    • Dreamlight : Quick Iray Outdoor presets

Force Six, The Annihilators #44

January 14, 2021 Leave a comment
Force Six Episode 44 cover
Force Six 44 The World fell and You Remained True and unshakeable!

The World Fell and You Remained…
Part III of the Dragon and the Doll will find Force Six member Kojin Ahsaguri standing at the crossroads of two worlds. To look forward is to complete his mission and uncover the sinister plot of Jean D’Pardoe and his possible allies -the Synthoids. Or, he can look to the past and see the ‘what was’ in all of us. Will she be there- after the waves recede? Find out in episode 44 The World fell and You Remained True and unshakeable.
Story and Art by Drew Spence.

Force Six comic series opening splashpage episode 44
Force Six Comic book panel
Force Six episode 44 panel pull. Aftermath accountings.

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.