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  1. Default 2D plywood yard monsters

    I made a sort of ' how to ' video and put it on youtube, showing how I make my yard monsters. I draw comics on the side, so I make my yard monsters look like comic characters ( or at least attempt to). It's not supposed to be the 'perfect tutorial' so much as showing my method, so other can it as a starting point for their own project.

    Here's what they look like http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...hfury/z2-1.jpg

    Here's the link to the video. It shows how I made 'the creeper', a character inspired by the old witch from the old EC comics of the 50's. it's from a comic story I drew a few years ago.
    YouTube - How to Make a Monster the Frank Patriot way

    thanks

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    Those are nice and a great photo op for the toters!

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    good job! I like the figures you made.
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    You are definitely talented. I'm lucky I can draw a square let alone something like that! My grandfather put the whole winney the poo on our cabin's styrafoam ceiling when I was a kid. It looked great. I really envy those kids in your neighborhood.

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    That's a great tutorial, lost of ideas in it. Your art is fantastic too.

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    So cool. I love the skateboarder.

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    Frank, great tutorial and a fantastic job on the artwork. However, many of us do not have your artistic talent. I used a method I learned in theater design class in college that anyone no matter how lacking in talent like me can use to make nice 2D cutouts for halloween. It's called triangulation and I have a How-To here: http://scarypapashauntedforest.webs....riangulate.htm I didn't have a photo of the finished Scooby-Doo when I did the tutorial but here it is. Just another quick note: You need to be careful about copying copyrighted images. This is especially true if you have a commercail haunt. Since our haunt is non-commercail and just for our grandkids and family members I don't worry too much about this. However, there are hundreds of public domain images on the web that would be good characters to use.
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    Great job! Those are fantastic.
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    Awesome vid I make yard art for my Christmas props, but I noticed you use chalk to outline your characters Looks like it works great! Yes I will be using your ideas thanks again!
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