The Character-Driven Plot Wheel
1. Emotions drive actions.
Make your hero act on their deepfelt emotions. This not only adds meaning to their actions, but also helps communicate to readers your hero’s core emotional struggle.
2. Actions trigger consequences.
When your hero acts, give their actions consequences that affect the plot, themselves, and/or the surrounding characters. For example, driven by curiosity, maybe your hero opens Pandora’s box; maybe they act recklessly and someone dies; or maybe they stand up for what they believe in, but at great personal cost. Consequences raise the stakes and empower your hero with agency.
3. Consequences compel change.
Use the consequences of your hero’s actions to create a crucible of growth — challenges and situations that force them to take the next step on their character journey. That step may be forward, or backward, and it may be large or small; but something inside them changes.
4. Change influences emotions.
When a character goes through a change, even a small one, allow it to affect them emotionally. Maybe they feel increasingly frustrated or guilty. Maybe they’re afraid, having just taken another step closer to abandoning their old way of seeing the world. Or maybe they finally feel peace.
Regardless of the form it takes, remember to reflect your hero’s change in their emotions. Then let their emotions drive action, to trigger consequences, which will compel further change.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
And there you have it! That’s how you write a character-driven plot.
So what do you say?
Give the wheel a spin.
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Here’s the first half of slides from my comic class on Lettering!
Okay, so today I want to talk about anti-aliasing in CSP because it’s kind of a lifesaver?
But also I have a super hard time remembering how to do it or that it exists so here we go.
Basically, anti-aliasing helps you color line art without going outside the lines. Here’s a gif of me coloring with my mouse so you can kind of get an idea of what it is we’re talkin’ about here:
So how do we do that?
First, select your line-art or sketch layer in the layer panel of CSP. Click on the little lighthouse icon at the top of the panel. When you click off there should be a little lighthouse on the side of your line-art layer! This icon means that is now a reference layer!
Go into your brush settings and click Anti-overflow! Click “Do not exceed reference layer” to make it work, tweak the other settings till you’re happy. These are the settings I used in the example below to get a cleaner coloring style
Add another normal layer below you line art! Make sure it’s selected and color away! Here’s what it looks like with the settings above:
It should be anti-overflow in this tutorial, anti-aliasing is a totally different thing
Thanks for sharing!!!
A master post of Thomas Romain’s art tutorials.
Now that new semesters have started, I thought people might need these. Enjoy your lessons!
FUCK THIS I SPERFECT, IT SHOWS THE ARM PRONATING AND ALL THE MUSCLES SHIFTING ALONG WITH THE WRIST
IT EVEN HIGHLIGHTS THE ULNA BONE
HEY THIS IS THE ULTIMATE ANATOMY REF, FUCK THOSE MISLEADING TERRIBLE FUCKING “ANATOMY” TUTORIALS THAT GOEAS AROUND TUMBLR, THIS IS ALL OYU NEED, LOOK AT THE LATISIMUS STRETCHING OVER THE SERRATUS, THE PECTORAL MUSCLE MOVESUPWARDS AND OVER THE BICEP AND EXTENDS ALONG WITH THE ARM THERES EVEN THE CORACOBRACHIALIS;. AAAA OMFG I’M SO HAPPYYYYYY
Admin Kin here: This is one of the most helpful references in our library, but I wondered if any of our followers might be able to help identify the color coded muscles? It would be great to be able to know what is what while practicing from these sheets!
EDIT: I had the opportunity to sit down with an medical student last night and figure out how arms work! It looks like in the places where only the upper arm is shown:
-Green is the biceps
-Yellow is the triceps
-Blue is the latissimus dorsi
-Red is the deltoid
In the images showing the back, everything is the same but yellow marks the trapezius. Green marks a whole complex of muscles under the scapula.
In the images showing the whole arm:
-Green is the biceps
-Yellow is the triceps
-Blue is the brachioradialis
-Red marks the ulna (the bone that goes from the ball of your elbow to the outside of your wrist)
I thought this might be helpful for anyone learning how these muscles fit together! Learning that has been extremely useful for me!
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I always use Overlay layer for my art.
Tone Layer + Overlay Layer
Metal Lantern \m/
So, nothing else I can do, I guess.
Let me start with this: I really didn’t want to write this post. To the point that I actually contemplated letting it slide. Things like this are no good for business and reputation, and it’s probably going to hurt me more than the person in question, especially if it really IS a misunderstanding. People remember the fact that there was a hassle, clients don’t want to work with the artist participating, etc., etc.
But this position is one of the reasons things like this happen and honestly - I am just way too angry and frustrated at the moment to just swallow it up.
Also normally I would have probably waited a week a two more and tried to contact them several more times, just to be completely sure, but with PayPal dispute on the line, I need to get attention to it now, so I can get some advices, even if it’s probably a lost case.
With that out of the way, let’s proceed.
At January 7, 2019 user FakeMajesty From DA contacted me via comments under my commission info:
How it work (i think)
Right now I draw this:
Thank you anon!
OMG he’s so hot *г*
Such a beautiful couple ♥
I ship them so hard Т_Т