06-14-2003, 06:49 AM
We need more UIRs!
Here's some tips from your Uncle Ed.
I use the tabbed browsing of Safari to keep all 16 pics open at once.
Highlight the main DCG page and copy the text. Paste it into a word processing doc. (Turn off 'smart quotes') This way you'll have all the titles an artist names to start with.
Type your review. (Are you Randy, Paula or Simon?) Save often. Spell check.
Cut and paste your review into the thread.
See? It's easy and fun!
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06-14-2003, 06:55 AM
TE WOMAN OF WONDER
by LAUGHING BEAR
"WHEN I HEAR THE WORD AMAZON I THINK OF BUXOM WOMEN..."
That's actually kind of ironic, LB. In classical legend the Amazons were a tribe of warrior women. Their name is supposedly derived from Greek a-mazos, 'without a breast,' because according to the legend they cut off their right breasts so as to be better able to shoot with a bow and arrow. Yikes! I'm glad Wonder Woman prefers the lasso.
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[This message has been edited by Ed Hopkins (edited 06-14-2003).]
06-15-2003, 10:38 PM
Thanks for the tip, Ed. I'll try it out now.
And as for the Amazon thing, that's what I thought, too. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif People sometimes forget that the Amazonians were a fierce bunch.
UIR in a bit...
06-15-2003, 11:39 PM
~~ Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker by joker21 ~~
Not a bad layout, but the various elements just don't blend together. There's a lot of black space in which nothing is happening. Also, the text has been dumped over the busiest part of the image, which makes it hard to read. Since the Joker is the largest head in the image, and is also the whitest part of a dark image, he's the centre of attention, rather than Batman. It's kinda distracting.
~~ Along Came A Spider (coloured) by localhero ~~
I like the textures, but I agree, it looks a bit like a still from an animated series. That's not a bad look, but it's kinda jarring, like there's a blur on the image. I like the wall. It's nicely textured, but it's just screaming for a couple of Daily Bugle posters along the lines of "Spiderman: Man or Menace!"
~~ Flash Gordon by headcasejones ~~
Really, really gorgeous colours. I think there should have been an alien tentacle climbing up her leg out of the mist, though. The fog also seems really solid, somehow. I love the background. It's so simple, but gives such a great mood. Awesome job!
~~ Jean Grey by TheFriendly2x4 ~~
Not bad. It's starting to get there. Just a few suggestions. Watch the neatness of the edges. Having neat work can make your image look 100% better. You got some beautiful colours, though. Try using the dodge/burn or the lighten/darken tool to add some depth and shine to the suit. Right now they look a little flat. Try running a small blending tool (blur or smudge) along the edges to blend her into the background more. Welcome to the DCG. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif
~~ An Earthbound Angel by Spiderman620815 ~~
Pretty nice drawing. I can't do portraits. I just can't. I don't know if it looks like her or not, because right now, for the life of me, I can't remember what Kreuk looks like... All I can think of are face-wash commercials! I love how soft and shiny her hair looks, and how rounded her eyes look. Good work!
~~ The Next Big Hulk by stillhbk ~~
Not bad. The hair should probably stand out a little bit more from his head, and there should be strands sticking out. I'd also suggest you look into airbrushing out the pixellation on the base image for smoother skin. I think maybe his eyes should be a brighter, more vivid shade of green, though. They blend into his skin too much right now. Try using a paint brush set to Screen Mode with a nice green to make them sparkle.
~~ Te Woman Of Wonder by LAUGHING BEAR ~~
Please don't type everything in caps. It makes it really hard to read, and on the Internet, it's considered shouting, as in "YAY! I SAW THE MATRIX!". If you really must, type everything in lowercase. Thank you. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif I think you did a great job with the metals. They look shiny. The rope is pretty cool, too. Try submitting these at a slightly smaller size. That'll take care of some of the pixellation that's happening in the background. Pretty colours, too.
~~ Phoenix by B ~~
Hiya and welcome to the DCG! http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif I really, REALLY adore the sketchy look the suit has. It makes it look like you drew this image in colour pencils. Unfortunately, the smoothness of the background and face don't work with it. I think you'll have to decide between either having a sketchy feel, or a realistic feel. If you go for the latter, I'd suggest using the smudge tool to soften up the jagged lines and make the whole suit softer and more blended. I popped by your incredibly low-tech website. I love the render of the castle. I feel like a fire-breathing dragon, hovering over-head.
~~ Sorcerer by rolly1000 ~~
You got some really beautiful textures in this image. I love the wall in the background, and the fabric on the robe. The special effects are cool, but I'd suggest adding in another layer of them underneath the sorcerer, so they rise up from behind him, too. I can't help but think this needs some strong dramatic lighting, maybe from the staff.
~~ Scarlett by jamawalk ~~
Nice job, indeedy. The corset looks great, and the head gear is really nicely done. It looks like it's wrapped around her head. I'd suggest maybe moving the strand of hair in front of the tiara-thing, just so that it'd blend in a bit more. It looks slightly floaty at the moment. It would also help if you'd make it cast a shadow on her skin. She could probably use a cloak, but since I can't draw cloaks, I fully understand. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/smile.gif
~~ New Warriors: Nova by Ed Cheng ~~
Pretty cool, but it's so messy and I'm not quite sure what sort of style you were going with. Try smoothing out the edges a little and check that your anti-aliasing is on.
~~ X-lovers by Hughes ~~
The costuming on Rogue looks great, but if Gambit gets a lilac shirt in the movie, I shall spend the entire film giggling insanely. Really neat work. Everything looks good.
~~ Phantazia by Psylockegirl ~~
I like the hair. It looks soft and ... cloud-like... The mask, though, really needs more definition. Is it made of metal? Try looking at some metal effect tutorials to get an idea of how to shade it. Also, make sure the edges of it stay sharp. A bright line along the rim of the mask will make it appear a little more 3D. I can't help feel that this image might work better if you tried a torso shot, with a bit of costuming. That'll take the focus off the mask and give us a better idea of who this character is.
~~ Summer @ Titans Island: Starfire by d_authority ~~
Wow, her skin looks so radiant and beautiful. The colours are all gorgeous and I love the background. She's floating over the deck-chair, though. Does disabling the shadows make images render faster?
~~ Wolvie´s New Jest, Bub! by hellzzyum ~~
Ooh, you should do a tutorial. The effect is great and I like the colours. Great job!
~~ The New Batgirl: Flying High by Craig ~~
That looks awesome! It's a great use of base pic. All I can think of to suggest is copying a bit of the wrinkles on her shirt or hip, and frankensteining them onto the crook of her arm. Oh, and maybe darkening the background just a little, so it looks like she's doing a little late night breaking and entering. Well done!
Hiya and thanks for the welcome!
<droolingfanboy> Oooh! Criticism from one of my (many http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif) favourite artists. Cool! </droolingfanboy>
So... The painted/handdrawn look is intentional. (Well, a happy accident... First time I did a manip--the Harley Quinn posted earlier--I was going for a more photorealistic look, but I liked the way it turned out and sorta made it my house style.) Yet, somehow, I never entirely realized that it clashed with the more realistic look of the rest of the piece. Go figure. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/tongue.gif Thanks for pointing it out!
I'll definitely work on "sketchicizing" the backgrounds in my future work. (Including the piece I'm currently working on... <plug>Why *has* no one manipped Dead Girl yet, anyway...?</plug> )
Oh, and the castle is totally the best thing I've done. Which, considering it's two-and-a-half years old may not necessarily be a good sign...
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06-16-2003, 06:43 AM
Thanks about your review, strangefish!
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