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by Mr. Average
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 79480

Re: 6-Commando

I'm bound to thank you once again, Joost - the encouragement goes a long way! And both you and Jason are responsible, in a way, for the tack I'm taking on this particular page (which is why, in this posting, it's just inks down there!) This week I've again fallen short of my goal, as seems to be my ...
by Mr. Average
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Preliminaries, Illustrations (and other Sketches, etc)
Replies: 24
Views: 13201

Re: Preliminaries, Illustrations (and other Sketches, etc)

Well, my oldest drawings above seem to have fallen victim to the demise of Geocities. I'll go through and rebuild the links eventually. For now, I've been working pretty intensely just on producing pages for my current comic, 6-Commando, but I also have been working up a significant bit of sketch ma...
by Mr. Average
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 79480

Re: 6-Commando

Finally got this thing back on schedule. So here's the next page. http://www.viciousprint.com/6commando/comics/2009-11-16-E1P10.jpg Jason - I tried to push the colors on this one a little bit, with the shadows. It definitely looks warmer, but I still think it can go a little farther still. Joost - a...
by Mr. Average
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: MYTH - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel
Replies: 32
Views: 14536

Re: MYTH - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel

The second panel is supposed to be the two coming to a stop abruptly. Yeah once Derrick pointed it out to me I saw it. Something that would accentuate it (far more simply than revamping the characters) would be for the cloak to be pressed against the grandfather's back, flowing forward, as though t...
by Mr. Average
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: My comic "Pogonotomy" & I will be at APE this year!
Replies: 16
Views: 8250

Re: My comic "Pogonotomy" & I will be at APE this year!

I really dig the style of this whole thing - I've worked with watercolor wash myself but only for architectural renderings. The application here is really impressive. I was reading the rest on your website, and one drawing in particular reminded me of an Edward Gorey print ("Ill-Advised Attempt At B...
by Mr. Average
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Semmie the Forest gnome [Updated 10 may]
Replies: 46
Views: 20261

Re: Semmie the Forest gnome [Updated 4 nov]

This is a very well-composed page. The progression of the last few panels is particularly strong graphically, so much so that I think you could get away with making them entirely silent. In my opinion I'd cut the dialogue short with the line (slightly modified) "Do you think he's crazy enough to...?...
by Mr. Average
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: WishTales announced
Replies: 5
Views: 15922

Re: WishTales announced

Terriffic! Glad to hear this, guys, and the very best good fortune to you. Seems the only way to get really inventive and interesting comics "out there" these days is to take control of it yourself. I'll be watching your progress with great interest!

--M
by Mr. Average
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: MYTH - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel
Replies: 32
Views: 14536

Re: MYTH - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel

Hmm... from that point of view it seems more reasonable. The next-to-last panel has that feeling very much. But that was not my first impression of the others I mentioned.

--M
by Mr. Average
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: MYTH - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel
Replies: 32
Views: 14536

Re: MYTH - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel

Okay, I'm not a comics expert by any stretch and I'm certain this is a mistake I make myself very frequently, so take this for what it's worth. That said, I'm going to venture a little constructive critique here. My most modest of critiques is that the gestures in the second panel of the most recent...
by Mr. Average
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 79480

Re: 6-Commando

Thanks, guys! The crit about chadows vs. linework is well taken - I actually am using a palette of colors for the shadows, which are on a photgraphic "burn" layer - cool blues and purples for outside and warmer red for inside. I think it's a little too subtle though, and perhaps a just a little more...
by Mr. Average
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Araknid Kid!
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

Re: Araknid Kid!

Wow! I dig this in a MAJOR way!

I love how loose the gestures are, particularly as the hero goes flying through the air in various permutations. I also happen to be an afficionado of comic book sound effects and "pweth" is simply brilliant!

I love these!

--M
by Mr. Average
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 79480

Re: 6-Commando

Just a little note to draw everyone's attention to the fact that last week's comic (already posted above) is finally complete and in full color. That means that some of the posts about the line drawing are now a little out of context, so for anyone reading this post ex post facto , the story was tha...
by Mr. Average
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Order of Tales and other stuff!
Replies: 12
Views: 5989

Re: Order of Tales and other stuff!

Ha! Touché! I only wish I were as easygoing about my artwork as you are - I mull over the miniutiae of almost every single line - your mindset is what I strive for but never achieve! It's what comes of being an architect, I guess - by the time a building is coming out of the ground every single thin...
by Mr. Average
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: A little help - in what original size do you work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3571

Re: A little help - in what original size do you work?

I work at 17" x 11" and reduce 67% (my current comic is landscape instead of portrait, really for no reason other than that I felt like doing it that way for a change of pace). That puts me at 10-1/2"" x 6-7/8" full bleed. Also, as regards scanning, I usually make reductions of my linework with a ph...
by Mr. Average
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Order of Tales and other stuff!
Replies: 12
Views: 5989

Re: Order of Tales and other stuff!

Ah! I've been a fan of Rice Boy for some time, but lost track of your other work lately. It's good to see it! The colored pages have a particularly rich look to them. The easy, linear linework combines well with the charp color contrasts, particulary the blue-purple flowers. It's another example of ...