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Thread: Kev Ferrara's graphic novel THE DEAD RIDER is out now (details inside)

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    Ballpoint drawings...

    Ballpoint drawings from my notebooks... straight from the ol' noggen, no thought, no outline in pencil, none of that lame erasing stuff... Bic round stick, I think...

    Enjoy maybe?
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    Another panel set of before and after from the Dead Rider 2 from Dark Horse.

    Its a moody page so the colors are kinda muted on the finish.

    In terms of the drawing I was really trying to get maximum texture with the minimum of ink shading. I tried to make every line describe something structural, even if its micro-structure and I left the tonal gradations to the photoshop color stage. This is a very small panel so what's most important is that the gesture of the figure "reads" properly.
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    great b&w works(i like more without colors) and very good drawings.
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    I really like your work. It's a pleasure to see 'felt" drawing. My only suggestion is for the drawing that was cut. When I first looked at it I couldn't see the head. I think if the plane change from the side of the face to the plane under the jaw had a tonal change it would have been clearer.
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    Hi, Maxine. Thank you for the compliments. On the excised pic, I absolutely agree with you about the needed tonal and color change between the outward plane of the face and the underside of the jaw. I was going to paint the face, but since the picture isn't needed I thought I would just post it as is. I may go back to it, as I said, and make it into a painting.

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    A CD cover...
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    Another step by step...
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    Amazing...those pen and inks are to die for I particularly love the little color paintings on page 2 of the badlander that you showed...
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    The step-by-steps were great. those 10minute sketches were impressive. Ill check back soon for more updates.
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    Well here's some more discards from the Dead Rider. Brush, Pen and Ink...
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    Here's a close up view of a pen and ink drawing from the Dead Rider.

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    I love the pen and ink stuff. Reminds me of Frazetta and Bernie Wrightson.
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    I posted this on another forum page. Just in case you didn't see it,here was some thoughts on art:

    If you do not believe what you are doing, nobody will.

    Art is a signature of a soul, it will radiate what you radiate.

    Art will tell the truth about you. Art never lies.

    Commit to it. Let your art change you.

    Good strong images cannot be constructed. They must be pre-visualized starting at the emotional core of the dramatic moment you plan to depict. Train your brain to hold onto the images your mind produces, then trace off your imagination onto paper.

    All the technical parts of creating art must become easy to you, because the spiritual parts will kick your ass every time out of the gate!

    Think of your eraser as being made of white lead. Draw with it, just as you draw with the black lead. There is no wrong end of the pencil to draw with.

    Everything is a brush.

    Dare to be professional about your work. Dare to research. Dare to do a preliminary. Dare to do a color comp. Dare right now to be as good as Vermeer. Dare.

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    More: Measure yourself against the very best, then get pissed!

    Figure out what ten different great artists are doing and more importantly *why* they are doing it.

    It takes one full year to naturally integrate what you learn into your work. So hurry up and learn now to be good next year!

    Fundamental Belief: Art records you. Then broadcasts you.
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