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 Post subject: How can i draw a laser beam that doesn't look like a
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:08 am 



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 Post subject: Re: How can i draw a laser beam that doesn't look like a
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:20 am 


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By not drawing veins on it.
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 Post subject: Re: How can i draw a laser beam that doesn't look like a
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:52 am 



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By going out of your way to adopt "nonhuman" shapes.
At the business end, instead of anything resembling a head, just sparse flying sparks when it hits; at the source, instead of suggestively symmetrical energy flares, squirt it out of a short mechanical device. Thin shapes instead of comfortable thickness, possibly with specific very narrow locations, should also help.


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 Post subject: Re: How can i draw a laser beam that doesn't look like a
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:42 pm 



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trap15 wrote:
By not drawing veins on it.


I tried to make lightning bolts on it and they look like veins


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 Post subject: Re: How can i draw a laser beam that doesn't look like a
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:25 am 



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There's of course the opposite approach: innocent silliness.
A flying man trying to pee on enemies at point blank range with mechanisms resembling the toothpaste lasers in Gunhed, Raiden etc. (but probably with more aiming control) wouldn't be particularly NSFW, particularly if "combat" is nonviolent (hit enemies can run away to have a shower instead of exploding) and if there are rewards for tying a knot, writing on the snow below, etc.

EDIT: see also the "John Dillermand" animated TV series, recently produced in Denmark for children.


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