DCML Digest, Vol 7, Issue 30
ksaarto at mbnet.fi
Wed Sep 17 07:02:49 CEST 2003
I'm putting to this for all to see:
YMH at aol.com wrote:
> Er... what eyes? (I'm showing my ignorance here).
> Look at the way Disney Ducks' eye pupils are drawn in different
> places. They're seldom just black ellipses; usually they have a spot
> of white in there to lend them dimensionality or detail or something.
> In animation and most merchandise, the ducks' eyes have a little white
> circle missing to make them look shiny. But in the comics, instead of
> this little white circle, they have a triangle missing, as if someone
> had cut a slice out of a pie. I was just saying that I happen to
> prefer the glimmer style to the missing-pie-wedge style.
Ah, I get it now. Yes, I definetely agree. I've always kind of disliked
the missing-pie-wedge style, too.
> Don doing just the scripts wouldn't be the same.
> True, but it wouldn't necessarily be worse; just different.
Well, there *are* some excellent artist that might do justice to Don's
writing. Personally, I'd still like to see only short gag-stories drawn
by others. Don does so much research on the graphical details of those
historical adventure stories that artist-only types probably wouldn't
be able to do (lack of time, interest of ability for extensive research).
> But Don already explained
> his own view of creating comics, so I don't go there.
> Oh? What is this explanation?
I am referring to his latest DCML-message. Basically it says he couldn't
separate the writing and drawing part, since to him they are one big
process. Doing just one wouldn't be "creating comics" to him.
- Kai Saarto
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