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    The 40 Worst Drawings of Rob Liefeld

    So I came across this today and thought that lots of people here would find it as hilarious as I did.

    Certainly interesting to think about

    http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html

    I swear to god I LOL'd at so many of the points the blogger made.

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    Oh, god, I needed the laugh this morning. I'm too old to know Rob Liefeld (I've drifted in and out of comic reading over the years), but that is some howlingly funny stuff.

    LOL'd? I barked at some of it

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    good lord... i knew he was bad, but that was one too many superfluous pouches and tiny feet to handle in one sitting *gets the eye soap*

     

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    This is definitely up there on my "favorite links of all time" list now....

     

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    Hahahahhah

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    Rob Liefeld, by contrast, draws a gauntlet going into the forearm all fucked-up in pencil. At that point, he then goes PFFFFT FUCK IT and then inks over it and sends it to the colorist. Then he GETS PAID FOR DOING THAT.

     

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    You know, I came into the lounge to post about this. I was beaten!


    "A fun Liefeld drinking game: take a shot for every pouch he draws on a character. Oh great, now you have alcohol poisoning."

    I don't know whether to be amused or very very sad.

     

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    Number 18 couldn't get any better than this: "The Human Torch fucking The Thing missionary-style!"

     

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    Wow. I didn't know it would be possible to draw characters that are anorectic and muscular at the same time .

    EDIT: Number 18 is my favourite. This is why composition is so important. LoL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkounios View Post
    The 40 Worst Drawings of Rob Liefeld

    holy shit...
    I applaud liefeld for portraying hero's with bodies like everyday people, as we see here adding in some shovel-fuls of trunk junk.

     

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    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkounios View Post
    The 40 Worst Drawings of Rob Liefeld

    holy shit...
    Yeah, I threw up in my mouth a little when I saw that.

    Plus, check out the right foot. What?

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    oh man, that was too good. I've always been baffled by the Liefeld thing, even in the early 90s when he was on top of the industry and other people turned a blind eye to his missing forearms and foot hiding mini dirt piles.

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    NOOOO, the link wont work! though that image alone is enough... his left foot looks kind of like a right hoof. the right looks like a dagger.

     

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    Really?



    Really?


    Dunno if I should laugh or cry. Was not all that familiar with Liefield until now (thank the gods) - how did he get work in the first place??

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    so if I made a website where I pointed out the crappiest drawings of all the founders of conceptart.org and then nitpicked and made fun of them, would you guys still laugh? Or maybe I could pick out some of the members here who just aren't very good and make fun of them. That'd be funny right?

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan N View Post
    Really?



    Really?


    Dunno if I should laugh or cry. Was not all that familiar with Liefield until now (thank the gods) - how did he get work in the first place??
    Because early 90's comics fans wanted nothing but muscles and tits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    Because early 90's comics fans wanted nothing but muscles and tits.
    ah, I see.

    I really wish artists like Malin and bluefooted did some comics. Not necessarily them but peeps like them - that level of sophistication is something I haven't seen in comics (though this is ten to one also because I haven't been looking hard enough?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir View Post
    so if I made a website where I pointed out the crappiest drawings of all the founders of conceptart.org and then nitpicked and made fun of them, would you guys still laugh? Or maybe I could pick out some of the members here who just aren't very good and make fun of them. That'd be funny right?
    heck, if they're as bad as these drawings, shit yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir View Post
    so if I made a website where I pointed out the crappiest drawings of all the founders of conceptart.org and then nitpicked and made fun of them, would you guys still laugh? Or maybe I could pick out some of the members here who just aren't very good and make fun of them. That'd be funny right?
    Did Rob Liefeld save your family from the Nazis or something?
    Because that's the only explanation I can imagine for this post.

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    I love this thread! Seriously, you guys have just about saved a Stoat from chewing open a vein today.

    Just about.

    Oh, dear.

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    Great, you guys killed it before I could get to #20.

    While Rob's done some truly awful work, the article is a little unfair. 20 pages a month isn't bad if it's all you're doing, but I think anyone would struggle if they had to do it on top of managing a studio of artists who are not even as good as Rob Liefeld. Also, while the author may not like Liefeld's hatching style and anatomic exaggerations, the fact remains that there is an audience for his work, and he's considered good for a book's sales (or was last I heard, a couple years ago).

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Did Rob Liefeld save your family from the Nazis or something?
    Because that's the only explanation I can imagine for this post.

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    BWAHAHahaha!

    *zing!*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the R View Post
    While Rob's done some truly awful work, the article is a little unfair. 20 pages a month isn't bad if it's all you're doing, but I think anyone would struggle if they had to do it on top of managing a studio of artists who are not even as good as Rob Liefeld.
    Um, um, um... no.
    It's not like Liefeld is a great talent who's work suffered because he overextended himself. When he started out he was a third rate Art Adams clone (and Art Adams himself was a first rate Mike Golden clone), and at his "height" (New Mutants/X-Force) he had already deteriorated from even that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the R View Post
    While Rob's done some truly awful work, the article is a little unfair. 20 pages a month isn't bad if it's all you're doing, but I think anyone would struggle if they had to do it on top of managing a studio of artists who are not even as good as Rob Liefeld.
    Okay. Show me the Best of Rob Liefeld. And I'm not even talking 40 best - I'll take top 5 or so.

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    Look around at the workload some people on these forums alone are doing that don't suffer so badly in quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the R View Post
    Great, you guys killed it before I could get to #20.

    While Rob's done some truly awful work, the article is a little unfair. 20 pages a month isn't bad if it's all you're doing, but I think anyone would struggle if they had to do it on top of managing a studio of artists who are not even as good as Rob Liefeld. Also, while the author may not like Liefeld's hatching style and anatomic exaggerations, the fact remains that there is an audience for his work, and he's considered good for a book's sales (or was last I heard, a couple years ago).
    yeahh see, i have to agree with Elwell here. after i read this, i was reminded of Marko Djurdjevic's 1 year mega-dump of his Marvel stuff
    After counting through I came to realize that I finished 82 covers for Marvel in one year alone. That doesn't count, redesigns, interior pages and numerous marketing illustrations for the upcoming HULK 2 movie that's coming next year. I've never been busier in my life. Looking back at the last year I can count the times I went out of my studio with my ten fingers. It has been ridiculous and continues to be so.
    Marko probably had more than Rob's workload. plus, he still managed to maintain a skill level that most in the world are yet to achieve.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the R View Post
    While Rob's done some truly awful work, the article is a little unfair. 20 pages a month isn't bad if it's all you're doing, but I think anyone would struggle if they had to do it on top of managing a studio of artists who are not even as good as Rob Liefeld.
    His work has always looked like this, managing a studio or not. Some of it is his "style", like the use of pouches galore. I wonder if anyone's bothered to critique his stuff...I would have thought that Jim Lee or somebody has tried to give him some pointers.

    Hey, aesir. The difference between Liefeld and all of us is that we are learning and trying to grow as artists. And the crappiest Marko drawing is going to be waaaaaaaaaaay better than Liefeld's best.

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    I never knew Rob Liefeld but... if there was some fanart thread we could have fun drawing some pouches and stuff .

     

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