Whoa I was just browsing your first and second page and went to the 5th and 4th and see so much improvement. If you don't have one, I suggest buying an Intuos or Bamboo Fun Wacom tablet(Cause it looked like your earlier pieces used a mouse which is far inferior to the pencil-similar pen tool).
the chest by the way goes DIRECTLY inbetween the deltoid and bicep, to go underneath both of them at the same time..
Mumph- You're totally right about proportions and composition, thanks! I'll be developing this style more for sure. Rarebit- Thanks duder. Glad you stopped by! Alm0st- Thanks! Now if I could only update once in a while, I might be able to get there. eminkey2003- You're right about the chinese dude, thanks! Also thank you for the encouragement, I'm back for good. Katzenminze- Thanks! I can't really say why my SB is so random, I guess it's just how my brain works. apacalyrical- Thanks for the compliment and the pointer! I do have a waacom and I love it.
Here's my update. It's not as big as it should be, considering I've been gone for so long, so I owe it to my SB to make up for my slacking! Thanks again to eminkey for the encouragement/ tough love!
cool digital stuff keep up the good work with it, maybe try some sketchbook programs to they are really nice , like autodesk sketchbook pro and open canvas. They're nice for your style and respond to pressure better than alot of other programs.
Some crits: the fingers are a little wormy in the last one. The facial proportions look awkward so far--just needs more practice to get it right. The guy on our right in Mike and Mitch has the far half of his face flattened; same problem with the black collar guy. Keep on drawing full bodies too, in order exercise putting it all together, and see work out how body parts move and connect to each other. And of course, more life drawing is usually good. Also, some forms still look flat or unfulfilled, like that fat guy's face. Is the jaw bone supposed to be in profile view? It doesn't seem to be contained within the face. : /
I really like the pose in the "Are you using the pen-thing" panel-- that looks pretty natural. Maybe you could push it more, so that it becomes more expressive.
your stuff is real fun! i mean how much better can it get than funky pigeon army posters and naked fattie body slams?
maybe you could try to work your ideas out a little bit more from the technical stand point, they work as sketches but id like to see that fattie really pop out in color
Slobosaurus- Thanks! I work at the University of Minnesota, doing "graphic design" for an office there (read: InDesign operator). super skoda- Dude, thanks! I've ogled your comics many-a-time, so it's an honor. crabbyclem-Thanks! You're totally right about the boat... I realized that about 3/4 of the way through but then lazily left it out. I guess I kinda like the humor in Ahab just flying out of nowhere. CUBICcube- Thanks for the compliment and suggestions, I'll look into those for sure. eminkey2003- My man! You always come through with the crits, I love it. Thanks for the link and the great suggestions! Katzenminze- Thanks for stopping by! I think you're right, it's time to work some pieces up to finished!
This is just a small update of some shit I did on my lunch break. I fast (1hr) still life of some things at my desk under strong florescent light and an older lunch doodle made while listening to a Retronauts podcast about Snatcher.
I'll be back with more tonight. I got a new drawing desk at Ikea yesterday for a ridiculously good price (about $40!), so I've gotta take apart the old one and rearrange my shit tonight. My old table it really nice actually, nicer than the new one, but it's a drafting table and as such doesn't lay horizontal. This makes things like drawing in a sketchbook impossible, so out it goes! Anyway, enough babbling.
BRINKMAN! Dude stuff looking great in here man!
Love the style, and I'd like to see some more studies, GET BACK TO WORK!
Originally Posted by gutss
yesterday, God came to me in a dream and told me that if I don't become a comic book artist, he has decreed that I shall instead be a burlesque dancer.
And I said, "But God, nice panties are so expensive!"
And he said, "Welp, I suppose you better shut up and draw."