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The Dark Allure of Copy and Paste by kevinbolk The Dark Allure of Copy and Paste by kevinbolk
So I prepared a couple of new slides for my "10 Things I Hate About Webcomics" presentation at Anime USA. The idea behind the whole thing was to poke fun at common webcomics tropes, cliches, and/or bad habits and to help new creators recognize them and then either avoid them or exploit them (because anything, even tropes, done well can still make for good entertainment). This stuff can be applied to a lot of other media as well and I think most creators (myself included) have been guilty of them at one point or another.

This one illustrates copy & paste abuse. I often tell people that a little bit of C&P for background elements, certain gags, and tight deadlines is okay. However, repeated use of this will not only make your comics boring, but it can really handicap you as an artist. Learning to draw things consistently is an essential skill for anyone considering a serious career in cartooning and it's a skill you can only learn through MASSIVE amounts of practice. Remember, kids, you learn to draw by drawing!

Check out some of my previously posted art slides for the webcomics presentation below:
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iamkathybrown Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been tempted to do so, but talked myself out of it with the fact that it would leave a big blank spot on my comic. That's traditional for you.
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The magic of copypaste. LOL
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:iconpowerjam:
powerJAM Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaw True Dat!!
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:icontoongrowner:
toongrowner Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD :rofl:
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starshinexx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
doesn't always happen in webcomics. Lazy manga artist do it too. Its so freaking anoying
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Kyoko13261 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Hey!
I play that in walmart!
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is brilliant! XD And yeah... it really kinda works though, but yeah, some movement and life might help. xD
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MuseGamer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely hate it when others don't make their characters move in comics.

It BUGS THE CRAP out of me.

:iconffffplz:

Show some expression! You're not a mannequin!
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Bishiglomper Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...I've been guilty of this. It's true. OTL OTL
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dragonpixies Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice. xD
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