Comic Book Creation Kit : Romance and Relationships

Comic Book Creation Kit : Romance and Relationships

Emotionally driven love scenes are a powerful part of a story in any genre. These scenes can and should inform the arcs of both the characters and their relationship, letting readers understand more deeply both what is pulling these characters close… and also what is keeping them apart. So how do you accomplish that with the writing and with the art in visual narratives?

This video course by Drew Spence embraces Storytelling Romance for Visual Narratives, looking at essential keys to crafting relationship arcs. The running time is just over 3 hours and 10 minutes. This product includes searchable versions of the videos, allowing you to search on any keyword or phrase spoken during the course.

This tutorial set includes a super content pack of PNG renders rendered from DAZ Studio to drag and drop into panels, to easily make your own romantic visual narrative! These renders are royalty-free.

You'll learn:

  • The hidden keys to Storytelling Romance.
  • Creating and crafting a relationship story arc.
  • Pulling inspiration from real-world experiences.
  • Logic, love, and the logistics of long-term relationships.
  • Three Terrible shortcuts of establishing a loving relationship.
  • Three Rarely used storytelling techniques to create a relationship.
  • Guest appearance by BeeMKay of Demon Division with her experiences on setting up a romantic scene in DAZ Studio.
  • How to choose the best pose-based products from the Daz Store.
  • What to avoid when creating an attraction.

Some tutorial videos contain PG 13 content

Software Used in this Mini-Course

  • DAZ Studio
  • Photoshop

Sampler Video Segment

About Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe, which published the digital comics Force Six, The Annihilators and Killer Butterfly. He has combined his music and video into several works including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. These comics are available in digital format on comiXology and in print from Indy Planet. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack.

Drew is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates – from graphic arts to web design. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.

What's Included and Features

  • Comic Book Creation Kit : Romance and Relationships
  • Video 1 : 31 minutes (.MP4)
    • 00:00 Introduction
    • 00:02 Setting up a romantic DAZ Studio scene (Bee Kay) - dealing with the poses and approach
    • 00:05 Adjusting characters heights for the kiss - considerations
    • 00:07 Camera angles. Placement of hands
    • 00:10 Camera shots for this scene
    • 00:13 Drew’s presentation
    • 00:14 Class exercise explained
    • 00:17 Two characters, their romantic arc.
    • 00:20 Back stories of characters
    • 00:22 Dynamics that occur as soon as characters meet
    • 00:25 Obstacles to relationship
    • 00:28 Breaking up and consequences in the visual narrative
    • 00:31 The hidden keys to the Storytelling Romance
  • Video 2 : 61 minutes (.MP4)
    • 00:00 Research for visual stories on romance
    • 00:03 Three terrible shortcuts of establishing a loving relationship in a story
    • 00:07 Shortcuts can damage the overall story
    • 00:10 Early part of the romantic arc. The first emotional moment.
    • 00:12 Disappointments in the relationship arc, when true character is revealed.
    • 00:16 External influences creating push and pulls throughout the arc.
    • 00:20 Three rarely used storytelling techniques to create a relationship
    • 00:24 Characters without flaws
    • 00:30 In the character arcs, when do they find love? It could occur much later in their lives.
    • 00:31 Getting your readership immersed in the romance of your characters and their arcs
    • 00:35 Name one thing that had your partner change the way you think about yourself : writing idea
    • 00:40 Plot holes frustrating readers
    • 00:42 About the comic book creation kit package.
    • 00:47 Pack images previewed
    • 00:49 Potential plot lines for your kit
    • 00:53 Relationship prose challenge from the bonus and backdrops section of the pack.
    • 00:57 Class member reactions on the content pack
    • 00:59 Cheats for scene setting in DAZ Studio
    • 01:01 Close
  • Video 3 : 1 hour 40 minutes (.MP4)
    • 00:01 Introduction
    • 00:02 Class homework review : Haunt Rama
    • 00:04 Bee’s submission
    • 00:08 Mike’s submission
    • 00:14 Drew’s presentation : Raising awareness of how much a romantic relationship can elevate a story
    • 00:20 Will they or won’t they be together - the tug of war to keep readers guessing.
    • 00:24 Create an entire relationship arc.
    • 00:28 Case study : Romantic arc threads in the Force Six Annihilators comic book series
    • 00:29 Looking for a good fit of where to insert romantic moments amid action scenes in Drew’s comic book series
    • 00:34 Character off-balance from trying to make a romantic connection.
    • 00:40 The antagonist
    • 00:44 Ups and downs in the arc
    • 00:50 A sequence of a story is rarely set in concrete after a first session of writing.
    • 00:54 The small moments matter in a story
    • 01:00 A physical test for the relationship
    • 01:05 Remaining hurdles between characters in the relationship.
    • 01:09 Nearing the climax of the story
    • 01:14 Motives used through a story to help thread in a romance.
    • 01:25 Ways to weave romantic story threads in
    • 01:30 Sacrifice in relationships
    • 01:35 Final class member review of asset pack homework.
  • Comic Book Creation Asset Pack
    • DAZ Studio Iray Raw renders (88 PNG files)
    • Akvis Sketch styled images (64 PNG files)
    • Redfield Quad Pencil Style images (88 PNG files)
    • Black and White Render Versions (88 PNG files)
    • Bonus and backdrop images (70 PNG files)
  • Documentation: Class Guide (.PDF)
    • Homework exercises for the course
    • DAZ store products and items resource list used to produce kit renders
  • Searchable video versions of supplied MP4 files (.PDF)
    • Links found in RomanceAndRelationshipsSearchable.pdf

Install Types:

DazCentral, DIM, Manual Install