Let’s Make Comics! Flashtista’s Design…

Have you ever really looked at a turtle’s face? There are some pretty cool looking turtles out there in this world!

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And then, there are some very… um…. strange ones…

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When I was deciding what Flashtista should look like, I couldn’t pick just one kind of turtle to model her after. There are just so many variations! So I picked what I liked best out of a few different types of turtles, and melded them together, to create the “warrior turtle” look.

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I really like the markings that pond turtles have on their heads, so I added a few stripes to the top of her head and her cheek.

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And those alien-like eyes were inspired by the sea turtle.

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And the rest is all Flashtista!

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Check back to the blog next week to read all about Flashtista’s tribe!

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Let’s Make Comics! Karma’s Design…

I think I can safely say that tigers are my favorite animals to draw. I mean, what’s not to love? You’ve got the stripes, the big teeth, the predator eyes… so much fun. When I’m at the gym, I always draw a fierce-looking tiger on a little whiteboard so that I can look at my power animal while I’m pumping iron.  I love drawing tigers so much that I usually try to talk myself into drawing another animal for any given project, just so I don’t look too tiger-crazy.  But naturally, many tiger still make it through, as seen in this sample below:

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So, of course I was glad that we decided to include a tiger as one of the animals on our crew. A tiger with baggage and conflicting emotions, to boot. There is just so much to use on a tiger’s face to show a variety of expressions and emotions. Just take a look at these real tiger expressions:

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So, really it’s not so hard to translate all these looks onto our very own emotional space tiger. I can’t wait to get further into the story, where Karma really gets her chance to express herself!

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