View Full Version : UIR: original: The Lion by le pijon
03-22-2006, 07:18 AM
Comments for UIR: <b> original</b>: The Lion by le pijon (http://www.comics2film.com/DCG/DispArt.php3?f_id=19885)
03-22-2006, 07:20 AM
Very cool story overview! The design seems a bit superhero-ish for the material, but the drawing is certainly well done. I would like to read more of this for sure...
I think the story is pretty good. . .and sometimes in some of your pieces you have some good ideas with lighting and composition, but I think maybe you should take a figure drawing class or pick up a book called "DYNAMIC ANATOMY" By Burne Hogarth, good stuff! It definitely helped me when I was first getting into drawing heroes. . .'cause I think when you have all these great ideas in your head with story or lighting or color the bottom line is, what makes it REALLY great is a STRONG character illustration. . . keep up the good work!
03-23-2006, 06:52 PM
ouch! Let me see if I got this right.... my design's OK but my drawing and anatomy suck and I should stick to storytelling till I learn how to draw. :) OK, Ker, gotcha. Guess I gotta listen cause I do hold your opinion in high regard as you do produce consistently high quality work here. I guess I owe Effektd an even bigger apology than the one I sent him for jumping all over him when he implied I didn't know anatomy very well. Actually, I'm not really a newcomer to drawing heroes, I just haven't done it in a long, long time. I guess the rust really shows, huh? This is the first hand drawn pic I've done in many years. I rushed this piece out in 2 days from concept to completion and I really wasn't happy with my first attempt at "inking" in Photoshop. I had thought it would look better with a background of a NY alleyway with a fire escape but other deadlines in the real world prevented me from completing it (well, that and I would've had to redo the lion's mane to get the background in there right after the fact). Still, I'd thought it an ambitious perspective and a more dynamic pose than anything I'd posted here yet. I know those ribs are a little screwed up but I didn't think the figures that badly done. Oh, well.... live and learn. I do recognize a lack of dynamic poses as one of my biggest shortcomings on the 3D series I did. I did sit through many figure drawing classes years ago and actually, I should read Hogarth's DYNAMIC ANATOMY as some of my professional cartoonist friends swear by it. I am a fan of Hogarth's work and own a couple of his books. I always shyed away from DYNAMIC ANATOMY because, well, I never really cared for Hogarth's poses, they always seemed rather squat and forced. Nonetheless, I do recognize him as a great illustrator and teacher. Anyway, thanks for the feedback. I'm posting a couple more already completed 3D pics but I'll try to make a better showing after that.
whoa! slow down partner. . .I didn't say "SUCK". . . LOL. . Just a little constructive critism from one artist to another, that's all bro! And Hogarth isn't the end all/ be all, I just happen to like some of those books. . .but there are other good anatomy books out there. . . .there was one that I used years ago where they actually painted the muscular anatomy on a live model. . it was pretty kool. Forgot the name of the book. . . .I hope you didn't take offense, I didn't mean anything bad by my comments, keep drawin' my friend!
03-23-2006, 09:25 PM
Excuse my silliness! Nah, no offense taken! I think it's good solid advice and well appreciated at that! Actually until you mentioned Hogarth, I hadn't even considered till now just how much of DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADE I had absorbed and used over the years, having read it so long ago.
03-26-2006, 08:46 PM
Good one buddy. Effective and ambitious drawing - cool story. You should definately be submitting more of this stuff at Bold man.
03-29-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks, Dave! Yeah, the Bold site's way cool! Unfortunately, I don't really have the time to start on a Bold project now as I'm on a crazy busy schedule! I know it probably seems like I'm just churning out one pic after another but actually all those 3D pics you've seen here were done between June and Dec. of last year (before everything got busy in Jan.).
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