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Discussion in 'Battle Forum' started by bugs-one, Dec 20, 2015.

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  1. EBA

    EBA Elite Member

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    A really slept on rule that many people fail to comprehend is that you pick a name because the letters in it are letters that you can draw well, and have potential to express your style or the direction your style will take. For example, ONOROC has almost entirely curved letters, using a lowercase "N" so his style is very curvy and round...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ono...y86AQ&bih=894&biw=1366&client=safari&hl=en-us

    Contrast that with Revok, who is using his "R" and "K" on opposite ends to balance his letters, with a rounded "E" and "O' anchored on a sharp "V" in the middle.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=rev...brIDg&bih=894&biw=1366&client=safari&hl=en-us

    So for my name, I liked "S," "A," "R," and "E." That influenced my choice. If you are picking a word for your name that is an actual word (you run the risk of picking a name that is taken, as most normal words are taken these days) , you are probably not trying to do this, and will struggle with your letters for FUCKING YEARS.

    Make your life simpler. Make a list of the letters you like to draw that you think will fit the style you want, and see what combos of those letters work best for you. Even if it is unpronounceable, as some names are, it will certainly be easier to master.

    Just my two hundred cents.
     
  2. zoup

    zoup Elite Member

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    im gonna barrow your 2 cents haha. Bro drawing misha37 is fucking HELL lol, picked this name cause it was easy to think up and im lazy but i really shoulda picked letters i actually enjoy writing and expiremneting with.
     
  3. EBA

    EBA Elite Member

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    Bears everywhere are sad to learn this.

    But naw, this is what you should have done from the get. That said, I think MISHA is a fine name, at least for me. Maybe the "A" next to the "H" are a little rough, but who am I to critique? I have a "T" next to an "I."

    One other thing worth pointing out about my name that is good to notice with names like Revok and many others...

    My name is nearly a mirror image of itself. It is quite easy, when you break letters down to their basic forms, to see "SAT" and "IRE" are really easy to mirror, giving the name an inherent balance to it.

    This is a great cheat for getting your flow mastered, in addition to your style. Balance is a magnificent way to make your letters look better without even trying. Just look at REVOK's pieces as shapes. Each individual letter balances the whole. It really makes his work pop out. The "R" and "K" are very close in shape. He does a round, lowercase "E" which plays off the "O" and the "V" acts like a really solid center. This all works together to make his piece balanced.

    Don't worry if that concept seems lightyears ahead of you. Just look at the letters you use, find the middle point, and mirror the other letters on the other side.

    This is why some of the best names use a letter that can be easily reversed like "V" or "O" in the middle or have variations that can be easily reversed like DOES for instance, who has a "O" and an "E."

    Not every piece has to be balanced, but IMHO, the BEST pieces are balanced. I do this like crazy in my work. If you look back at even my battle entries, I really try to get pieces to balance even if the letters don't.

    I dunno. Maybe I'm fucking crazy here.
     
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  4. Andy B

    Andy B Senior Member

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    I was going with this but got lost with coloring it, so here it is in its rough form.

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  5. MIUNZ

    MIUNZ Senior Member

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    I’ve been the same over the years. I used to be all over the show but now if a letter must go outside the bounds of what I would call balance I try to make every letter do the same and one letter won’t interfere with more than 2 other letters for me. That’s just how I keep sane so no, you’re not crazy haha
     
  6. MIUNZ

    MIUNZ Senior Member

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    My entry. Was going to do a character and a better background but maybe on the next one.

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  7. inkslits

    inkslits Member

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    awesome to see this is still active. I'm up for next round, when spose to have it done?

    new account as fucked mine (inkbits)
     
  8. MIUNZ

    MIUNZ Senior Member

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    Well this round is GRUM and it’s not due till next week if you have time
     
  9. inkslits

    inkslits Member

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    Thanks man
     
  10. Classic

    Classic Senior Member

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    Couch scribbles .. sorry I didn’t do anything good illfunk

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  11. Theillfunkfreaka

    Theillfunkfreaka Senior Member

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    Just so there's no confusion, deadline was moved to:
    OCTOBER 14TH

    Stoked on all of em so far. Everyone's been killin it lately
     
  12. majk

    majk Senior Member

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  13. vigostar

    vigostar Senior Member

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    Yes.... I get to catch up!
     
  14. JoshE

    JoshE Senior Member

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    Haven't done a battle in a while, feels great to sketch again... my entry for the GRUM battle.

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  15. watchawant

    watchawant Senior Member

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    Grum, didn't know which angle to go with! Good to see ya back JoshE!

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  16. JoshE

    JoshE Senior Member

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  17. vigostar

    vigostar Senior Member

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    Goblins - Trying play with the bleed through side of a page. Ended up carving up the paper a lil bit.

    Sushi- Something whimsical

    Marvel - Always wanted to draw the Hulk.

    Grum - K.I.S.S.

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  18. Theillfunkfreaka

    Theillfunkfreaka Senior Member

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    Grum by GRUMSKI. Keepin it funky. Haven't done my own name in a bit, it was fun.

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  19. XplicitKaos

    XplicitKaos Member

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  20. zoup

    zoup Elite Member

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