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by Sskessa
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Bawdy Tintin book withdrawn from shelves
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

Bawdy Tintin book withdrawn from shelves

Read Article Here It's a short article, but I'll summarize. Antonio Altarriba, a Spanish author, writes a graphic novel based on Herge's story "The Blue Lotus", except that Altarriba's features Tintin having relationships with women. Apparently there is a graphic sex scene in the comic, but it's no...
by Sskessa
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: New story in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Looking good so far. Great dramatic angle on the panel with him climbing the tree to get "the finest fruit in the forest". And also the whole page where he explains what dragons he'll kill is dynamic and exciting. My advice is to work on your backgrounds. While I was reading, I couldn't shake the fe...
by Sskessa
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Blom`s box of stuff
Replies: 40
Views: 15050

That is a constant struggle when painting with watercolors, it never gets as much contrast as you think. SO TRUE. If you use very thick paint, almost straight from the tube, it can become as dark as you need it to be, I've found, but still frustrating to cover large areas. Also, about the scanner. ...
by Sskessa
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Textbooks/technique books from formal programs
Replies: 2
Views: 3261

Do you mean comics programs or art programs in general? I don't know if I've had to read anything at all for any studio class. I would like to second Preston Blair's animation books. The techniques are great for comics as well as animation (actually I've never animated anything so I wouldn't know). ...
by Sskessa
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: watercolor, boys, cats
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Thanks, guys, for your comments ^_^

Flood - I haven't read or heard of "Hamster Vice". You have a link?

Blom - Actually the tree is acrylic. I forgot to mention because I almost never use acrylic.
by Sskessa
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: watercolor, boys, cats
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

watercolor, boys, cats

Hey y'all, this is my first art post here. Like many others, I'm more than a little intimidated by the average skill level here, but then, I'm also super-eager to get feedback and advice. I'll put all my stuff here so as not to clutter the board, and in anticipation I've given the thread a title tha...
by Sskessa
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Monkey, meet Butterfly
Replies: 184
Views: 59013

Ooh wow I love your composition and fanciful, lively subjects. I like what you did with the blue shadows in the orange desert and the purple shadows in the red one. Also the greenish skies. It seems like you have a solid foundation with your colors and I don't see it taking you too long to create so...
by Sskessa
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Caged (Last Installment)
Replies: 10
Views: 3518

I think overall, this is a very successful piece. It has all the basic elements of a story: an unstable situation in the beginning, some drama in the middle, and a resolution at the end. I like how you rarely use lines to separate the panels, it makes the story feel open and airy, just like the main...
by Sskessa
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Alfonse & Domingo!
Replies: 30
Views: 9666

Very nice color palette. Those are actually some of my favorite colors combinations. Your drawing is just great. I like the flying manta ray a lot. And it doesn't hurt to have a half-naked boy on page 1, either :3 I don't know if this is done around here, but I'd like to give some critique on your w...
by Sskessa
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Comics from The Inverted Path
Replies: 14
Views: 4049

Thanks! I'm glad you like dream stories because I was a little afraid people would be like "another one?". But I'll put up some more soon and then we'll see :) :D I guess you mean there's a lot of dream stories floating around? Well, if you have any recommendations...:3 New page looks great, btw.
by Sskessa
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Inking Tips (Looking for yours!)
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

3) when you first buy the nib, wet it with water, wipe it down. Then, dip it in ink up to the reservoir and let it dry. This is because fresh from the factory, nibs tend to have a silicon-like substance on them, or something. Maybe it's not silicone, but whatever it is, it causes the nib to not wor...
by Sskessa
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: WALL·E
Replies: 63
Views: 55594

SonOfaRich wrote:
Sskessa wrote:Does it bother anybody else that the robots are gendered?
Are they? :P
Well, the truth is, I haven't seen it >.>
But I keep reading reviews referring to WALLE as the boy and EVE as the girl. If the movie's not making that distinction, though, than nevermind.
by Sskessa
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Comics from The Inverted Path
Replies: 14
Views: 4049

I love stories where dreams play a major part ^_^
Your art and pacing look good to me. I didn't catch it the first time, but it's cool how she turns to greyscale when the dream ends. Can't really say much else until I see more of it, so please post soon!
by Sskessa
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: WALL·E
Replies: 63
Views: 55594

Does it bother anybody else that the robots are gendered?
by Sskessa
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: MONOLUMINANT and others
Replies: 150
Views: 70541

Wow I love the tree guy with the mushrooms growing out of his knees. You draw so detailed. Someone may have already asked this, but how long does it take you to pencil a page?