Paladin's Art Thread

Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by Paladin, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I don't think it will make me a better artist, but it sure will make making art more fun...

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    This is just a quick test. Good things to come!

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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    What is that, a scanner of some kind?
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    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.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    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.

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    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).

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    [​IMG]

    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!)
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I think I ran across the actual quote, which is purportedly from Adams himself:

    "If superheroes existed, they’d look like I draw them.”
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I did my own take on the cover of The Incredible Hulk #181 (which was the debut of Wolverine)...


    Here's the original:
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    Here's my version:
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    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.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    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.

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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    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.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    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.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    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.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Last bit of weekend fun. 1 hour with a pencil and some Sharpies...

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    The title?

    CARSON TOWER: 'CAUSE THIS GALAXY AIN'T GONNA F**K ITSELF.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Yeah, not sure it's appropriate to troll Dayton in here. :garamet:
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    A quick sketch of Scotty on a restaurant placemat. I kinda like it...

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I redo this one every couple of years just to see if my style changes. Clearly, it does.
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    Poor Deathgrasp. These days, he exists mainly to get punched out by Chokecherry in my Art thread. I guess it could be worse: he could be Uncle Ben or the Waynes. :diacanu:
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    So, I was thinking...why isn't there a Sharkman?

    So, I thought one up.

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    Yes, it's supposed to be ridiculous.

    I even had the germ of an origin story:

    Agent Y: "Lieutenant Robert Nunez was a navy diver, working on a top secret program. He was bitten by a radioactive shark."

    Collins: "Whoa. Did it give him shark powers or something?"

    Agent Y: "No, but while he was recovering in sickbay, he thought up the whole Sharkman gimmick."
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    A little lunchtime sketch...a character whose look I based on Tex Cobb.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Another sketch. Mr. Starshine!

    The anatomy is...not so good. That left hand is just...wow...what am I, 7? And that right hand? His wrist must be bent in a really uncomfortable way. And the left side of his torso is about 1-2 inches inboard of where it should be.

    But...

    The point was to do some David Finch-like high contrast depiction of forms, and that came out reasonably well.
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  21. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    You sound like Jim Shooter sending back the cover for Batman vs Hulk 5 times. :diacanu:
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    :lol:

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    That's a great cover. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez drew it; he may be my all-time favorite comic book artist (up there with Neal Adams). He had a wonderful, realistic style. I say "had" because, even though he's still in the business, his style has become much more exaggerated over time.

    I don't know if that many go-arounds is typical--certainly this was a very high profile cover that had to please two comic book companies--but I'm a little comforted that even Garcia-Lopez didn't nail it on the first try every time.
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  23. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    The edition of the book I have has his flubs with Shooter's notes.
    He's brutal.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I don't have that one. I wonder if I can find a copy out there...
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Found it. Scanned it.
    And I was wrong, it wasn't Shooter, it was Dick Giordano and Al Milgrom.

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Gotta say...the criticisms are right on.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I guess I remembered it differently.
    Been awhile since I reread it.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I think you remembered empathizing with the artist, which is understandable. His "failed" efforts are still pretty good.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I usually carry a notebook or sketchbook with me wherever I go, just to doodle while I eat or whatever. I finished filling a notebook tonight and here's some of the stuff in it. None of it's gold, but it shows some of what I'm working on.

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    More sketches from my notebook...

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