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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

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#1 Fnu Aw

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

I have clearly lost my mind. I always hated drawing. Hated it. I never could do it to save my life, and I have had no practice in about ten years.

Out of nowhere, two days ago my right brain started screaming "Draw!" at me. This morning I picked up a pencil and sketched for about 30 minutes.

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I've already learned one thing; don't start with a sitting pose.

Where do I go from here?


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#2 MyLittleEmpath

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

I have two pieces of advice.
1) Don't stop.
2) No, really, Don't stop.

The only reason I can draw worth a darn is that I've been drawing my whole life--the only real way to be good at it is to keep doing it until you are.

Now as for your OC there, you're quite right--if you haven't drawn much pony, then starting with a sitting pose is not a good idea. The face looks like you're trying to ape LoCeri's style, which is actually not a bad idea, borrowing someone else's style until you have found one of your own. If you want tips and tricks, I got a million of 'em, for instance, when a pony sits down in that position, there is no space between the forelegs. Aside from that, you've actually done pretty well, just eliminate the space between the legs and you should have a pretty decent start. Hope this helps!
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

One thing I'd recommend is finding screencaps or vectors that other people have done to help with posing.

The FiM Wiki has a pretty extensive screencap gallery, sorted by both episode and character, and this site has some good screencaps as well. If you type 'sitting' in the search box, it'll bring up some caps of ponies sitting.

Vector wise, I can't recommend the MLP Vector Club enough. It's a great resource that I use quite a lot.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

There's a pretty extensive ongoing thread over on the Round Stable's forum about drawing poni. Anything I could tell you would just be copypasted from that.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:49 PM

That joint guide in the Round Stable is just what I need. O.O I will definitely be using a reference next time. I was winging it here, and it shows.

I am definitely going to give this another shot.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

That is pretty good. Do you take commissions yet? =3

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Jul 12 2013, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is pretty good. Do you take commissions yet? =3

Now Sobana, you heard him say he hates drawing. Don't egg him on to do something that he doesn't want.

So, Fnu...when are you going to do a winged Twilight? You are going to be doing a Winged Twilight...right?
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

I don't foresee ever getting to that point. I already don't have any time for my main outlet, which is writing. I don't even know why I feel like doing this all of a sudden.

QUOTE(Caldwin @ Jul 12 2013, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, Fnu...when are you going to do a winged Twilight? You are going to be doing a Winged Twilight...right?

I'll be drawing wings at some point. Eventually, I think. But not Twilight.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

I have no artistic skills what-so-ever. Sorry. :/

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Neither do I.

I'm not sure when I'll get another chance. Maybe Monday.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

All drawing is basically connecting unrelated geometric shapes into a image. Keep practising, understand that you will be erasing ALOT (I mean it, seriously.) and if you are intent, go hit up a book store's children section to see if you can get a book intended for young children to help them start drawing.

No, I cannot draw a lick beyond very basic technical drawings. But perseverance counts, as well as knowing that it takes YEARS to make something that most would consider "good".

I still have a sonic the hedgehog "how to draw" book I got in elementary school from scholastic. I only ever used it to draw like 3 times, but It's a good primer.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

If you need any help putting together a pose, I'd be happy to assist. I may not be very technically skilled but I have some talent.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

Found 30 minutes today. Just a simple head sketch this time.

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Whatever style I ultimately develop is certainly going to be off-model. The show muzzles are just too short.

Also, because I am a shameless cheater, this guy is going to have a completely asymmetrical type mane that will never need to be drawn the same way twice.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ Jul 13 2013, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Found 30 minutes today. Just a simple head sketch this time.

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Whatever style I ultimately develop is certainly going to be off-model. The show muzzles are just too short.

Also, because I am a shameless cheater, this guy is going to have a completely asymmetrical type mane that will never need to be drawn the same way twice.

Actually, the muzzle is much better on this one than the first. In fact, not doing a side-by-side comparison or anything, but that actually looks pretty darn close to how the male ponies look in the toon I think. And for goodness sakes...you've seen my Twilight pic right? Absolutely horrid. Never doing ponies again. You're doing good.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ Jul 13 2013, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, because I am a shameless cheater, this guy is going to have a completely asymmetrical type mane that will never need to be drawn the same way twice.

I would actually advise against that. Using the mane shape as a constant factor tends to make drawing the same pony more than once a much easier task. After the first few tries, once you get the mane shape down, drawing it again is mostly done without thought. Also, mane shape helps the viewer to recognize the pony in question.

As for quality, I have a dirty little secret to share with you: Keep believing your work is bad, but use that as a reason to try again. People will tell you your work is good, but you have to keep believing that you can do better; after a certain point, that's the only way to progress as an artist.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE(MyLittleEmpath @ Jul 13 2013, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for quality, I have a dirty little secret to share with you: Keep believing your work is bad, but use that as a reason to try again. People will tell you your work is good, but you have to keep believing that you can do better; after a certain point, that's the only way to progress as an artist.


Wholeheartedly agree with the latter but slightly disagree with the first. Believing personal skill is bad is one of my creative roadblocks that prevents me from getting anything done.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

I appreciate all the encouragement. I'm pleased with how today's sketch came out. I just have to accept that these need to be simple, for now.

Today I've learned that erasing is good. Getting it wrong is not a mistake. Getting it wrong is a step.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

You've got the right attitude anyway. That's always a plus.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

Yeah, if you're not erasing, you're doing it wrong.
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