Got any painting advice? I have a lot of trouble getting the colors to blend without dieing. I've tried painting in various color modes, which sometimes helps. I see a lot of young artists who can barely draw getting better colors than me, so I wonder if I'm missing out on a basic computer technique.
I don't think you need advice on how to paint from me (your stuff looks great) but the best results I've had is when I check my brain out and go on instinct. There's a lot of 'how to' stuff out there and I try to ignore most of it.
Drawing sequential art, like you're doing, that's hard!
ive read them all and I dont have any idea whats going on. its hard to know where things are taking place, and locations and characters seem to come and go without warning or explanation. what seem like time jumps or flashbacks similarly come and go unannounced. It often feels like Im reading pages that have been randomly shuffled. Various people get tortured while having conversations with their torturers about pain and suffering. Pain seems to be to the characters what pleasure is to us. A dragon sometimes appears and talks about feeling old and dying. He is attracted to human suffering. I dont know why.
I have trouble following the dialogue. There are a lot of nonsense words scattered through the text: mahpsk, xxepps#
None of this matters really though because I think its totally amazing. Taken on their own many of the panels are really impactful and original, frightening and excitingly strange. The dragon is an incredible piece of work for starters. Every page is stylistically comsistent, artfully composed and astonishingly well drawn. From your comments you are bemused and perplexed that people dont understand whats happening, which is fascinating. Everyones confused.
So i dont really mind the repetitive tortury bits or not understanding why people have just exploded, Im just happy to get carried along with the brilliantly wierd, incredibly well drawn groove of it. 5*
Last edited by Velocity Kendall; August 11th, 2011 at 08:45 PM.
Now that youve explained it makes a lot more sense.
Ive a few other questions
("The big dragon (Rau) is dying" Why?
"He's got all these people working on his after life." How?
"At the beginning of the reign of Sina IV, the same people had been meditating for over 3 million years, and not found samadhi." what is samadhi? how did they live so long? What happened to everything else?
"Rau keeps the Queens obedient and dutiful with frequent torture." How? Why didnt they rebel before SinaIV? I thought he'd been away for 432000 years? How do they not bleed to death? What is Rau. Where's he from? Is this the future, or an alternate dimension? What are the high priestesses? How did this world come to exist? )
But I like not really knowing, its like tripping. Amazing new panels btw.
Mature warning page for the SmackJeeves site. XTIN has tanked hard since I moved to SJ and the comic got put behind a wall of mature warning label text. I'm hoping that unillustrated wall of text is the cause of all my woes. I can't think of anything else that would explain it. If this doesn't get people to click on through, I don't know what will.
Kohler - Thanks. I enjoyed your gallery on .
I thought all the game stuff had moved out of Austin.
Liked the comic a lot, but this looks great. I wouldn't tear yourself down so much with the painted stuff. Keep at it!