did you use a dropper or a brush to make the dots?
Great step by step.
Question. In the 4th image at top, should the negative space of the blast be larger then the surrounding negative space. At least for that frame?
It would show a stronger blast.
With out the first two images I'm not sure I would know where the energy was coming from and would think that he is releasing it.
I don't know. Is it supposed to work that way?
Last edited by Bruce; 08-20-2008 at 07:59 PM.
Sometimes I feel like I am merely the instrument/agent for my best ideas. - Paul Pope
It can work however you want it to work. The beam that's impacting with our hero doesn't really even have to be composed of "Kirby dots". It could be a lightning bolt or any other kind of energy you'd want to draw, and that might work much better in terms of contrast and clarity:
The sky is the limit, and the success depends on the planning. This was a spontaneous effort, part of a PJ critique I did back in 2002 or 2003--a fast and dirty step-by-step sketch illustrating the basic ideas behind the "Kirby Krackle". The dots on the beam is a bit over the top, but does illustrate how one might go about doing a beam of energy using Kirby dots. It's overkill, I admit. It's a bit over-rendered, and the image isn't as successful as I'd like it to be in terms of visual clarity, but you should still be able to get something out of this tutorial regardless. The basic theory presented here is sound and intact.
A lot of characters have powers such as energry beams from the eyes. Doing the Kirby Crackle around an energized fist is one thing, but can it be done successful if a character had energry pouring from there eyes? I have a character i'd like to do this with, but i'm a little apprehensive to try it.
I know I'm inappropriately reviving an old thread, but after all this time, I just had to tell y'all for the record:
…Googling "Kirby Dots" is how I found this tutorial, and, therefore, this forum in the first place.
Loston: I am eternally grateful that you led me here.