DAZ Studio FIGHT SCENES : The Vital Creative Guide

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT

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February 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
Free – $29.5
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How to Create Effective DAZ Studio Fight Scenes

At some point in character artwork you’ll experiment with fight scenes, creating high energy artwork that can be effective in grabbing  the attention of viewers. There’s a deluge of DAZ Studio poses, props and scenes to set up a confrontation and a shedload of crucial decisions to design a compelling fight scene, so what’s the best approach? If you’re developing a visual story, you will want to design a confrontation to move the story forward and transform your characters.

Drew Spence provides a new comprehensive guide , who has choreographed and rendered dozens of DAZ fight scenes for his published graphic comics. In the real world Drew is a martial arts trainer which provides additional insights into crafting an authentic conflict.

This Two Part Course Includes

  • 2.5 hours of tuition
  • High definition class recordings
  • Class materials

Who is this course for?

  • DAZ Studio artists
  • Character artists
  • Visual narrative creators
  • Promo artists
  • Artists wanting to gain expert insights on posing and virtual camera placement

Webinar Session Dates/Times/Durations

These webinar sessions are BACK to BACK on the same day, with a 15 minute break in between.

Session 1 : Saturday 1st February FREE entry

Start time : 19:00 GMT (London) / 11:00 PST (Los Angeles) / 14:00 EST (New York)

Duration : 1 hour

Session 2 : Saturday 1st February : PAID entry

Start time : 20:15 GMT (London) / 11:15 PST (Los Angeles) / 14:15 EST (New York)

Duration : 1.5 hours +

You’ll learn

Why a fight scene?

  • Authenticity
  • Character development
  • Move the story forward
  • Exposing flaws in characters

Building the tension

  • First encounter of the protagonist/antagonist
  • Setting the scene
  • Establishing the danger levels

Location scouting and Props

  • DAZ Studio scene example and reviews
  • Fight props : review


  • Western styles
  • Eastern styles
  • DAZ Studio Fight Pose set resources and reviews

In the midst of battle

  • Use all the senses
  • Keep it short
  • Delete flowery language

Filming styles &  Virtual Camera

  • “Bullet time”, super hero and secret agent styles
  • Camera placement
  • Point of view
  • Close ups
  • Composition tips for fight scenes

Fight Scene Resolution

  • Mental and Physical fallout
  • The fight has finished : what’s the next hook for the reader?

Postwork Magic

  • Energy/Magic based weapons
  • Damage and dirt
  • Injuries
  • Breakables
  • Point of impact

*Course content is subject to enhancements

About the Presenter Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
Drew Spence 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. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. 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.