Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by Paladin, Aug 17, 2008.
I don't think it will make me a better artist, but it sure will make making art more fun...
This is just a quick test. Good things to come!
What is that, a scanner of some kind?
It looks like a drawing tablet. You can select what type of stroke you want (pen, pencil. brush, charcoal, etc), and you can also vary the pressure to get lighter/darker, thinner/thicker lines. They work like you're drawing on paper, canvas, etc., it lets you do artwork almost like on traditional media.
It's a Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet. It's a monitor that has a pen you can use to draw directly on the screen as if it were a sheet of paper.
Haven't had much time for art lately, but picked up a pencil to draw Captain Descrambler (inspired by his recent return in @Diacanu's Jade Shade series).
Look at this comic art. A lot of this is from reference (which is no sin), but look how the artist has created a scene that seems absolutely real. This is what comic art should aspire to, I think.
(Not sure why Harley's hangin' out with Booster Gold; guess I'll have to read the book to find out!)
I think I ran across the actual quote, which is purportedly from Adams himself:
"If superheroes existed, they’d look like I draw them.”
I did my own take on the cover of The Incredible Hulk #181 (which was the debut of Wolverine)...
Here's the original:
Here's my version:
Stuff I changed:
1. I changed Hulk to give him a pose that shows more of him. He's the "star" of the book, after all. Although he's less active (not throwing a punch), I think he's better presented this way. (Also, that punch in the original is ridiculous; the only way it could miss is if Wolverine has Vision's phasing power.)
2. I put Wolverine in his Frank Miller-era costume.
3. I think I made Wolverine's pose more dramatic.
4. I used my own design (with some assistance from art found on the net) for the Wendigo. My pose is less active, but I find it a little more ominous, with him looming in the background. Also, in the original, it looks like he's cheering on one of the combatants.
I need to spend more time thinking about what I'm going to draw. Though I liked how my take on Hulk 181 came out, I immediately thought of better ways to do it.
I sketched a few and this one is my favorite. I like it better because:
1. Hulk is more visible.
2. Hulk is active (right hand: HULK GRAB! left hand: cocked back for HULK SMASH!) and he's dodging Wolverine's attack.
I think I'd tweak it a bit more by raising Wolverine a bit and making him overlap Hulk a bit more. I'd also reposition Hulk's left leg to fill the space in the lower right corner better.
I think this is necessary in any art/creative endeavor, no matter if it's drawing, painting, or using a camera.
You can literally or figuratively fling paint at a canvas all day long, but unless you're Jackson Pollock, you're probably just making a mess.
Yes, one of my problems is that my circumstances reinforce bad habits. I only have time to sit down and draw for (at most) about an hour at a time on any given day, and I'm in such a hurry to finish something that I don't plan very well.
This is a 5 minute sketch I made with a Sharpie (no pencil underdrawing!) of Vartox, a Superman ally from the 70s whose look was based on Sean Connery from Zardoz. I tried to do Connery's face from memory.
Not great art, but I liked it enough to save it here.
Last bit of weekend fun. 1 hour with a pencil and some Sharpies...
CARSON TOWER: 'CAUSE THIS GALAXY AIN'T GONNA F**K ITSELF.
Yeah, not sure it's appropriate to troll Dayton in here.
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