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06-07-2004, 06:34 AM
Don't steal me
06-07-2004, 07:05 AM
Okay, exam today, but I'll uir like a good boy.
by Marzo Comics
I've got to admit that I don't really see the point in highlighting all these characters with seperate submissions. One big submission with the details there would have been best, saving space and looking a lot nicer. As it is, it looks a bit cluttered and confusing. However, your pencils have a great teen titans esque cartoon look to them. Showing both character and style with a minimum of lines.
Hey Kev! Great work as ever. The shingling looks pretty nifty although along the neck it looks like you just mirrored the other half. The pecs look a little too much like boobies http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif which was aproblem I had in a pict of mine coming up. You want to push the shadows down so that the pec merges slowly from the top but has a sharp drop at the bottom. Also this will hlep make it look more square. The pecs should look more like a wedge, with the slope increasing away from his shoulders. I'm not too sure wh, but the arm looks a little detached and frankensteined. My intial thoughts are that it's a tad small considering the rest of his proportions. However, it may be that the shadows coming up from his armpit are just a little too strong. The pectorial comes across over the armpit, so I think blending it that way might help to make the arm feel more included. see here http://web.muscleandfitness.com/images/maf/58/232.jpg The belt looks amazing, i love the huge buckle. And the mask and face work is as always brilliant. The background looks great also! The shield on its own is perfect, however it too seems a little seperate. I really don't know why. My only suggestion would be to have the shield at a completely different angle and show the straps through the arm. Actually, it might be because of the lack of shadow on the chest...hmmm. All in all a great picture by normal standards, and a solid preformance by yours.
Sub-Mariner emerging from the waves
Wow you're becoming quite prolific. I think there are two main ways in which this picture could be improved. The first is to tone down the pink. You can do this by going to adjust>colours>levels (or hues). It's different depending on the programs, but it's something like that. Play around until you get the right shade. I suggest removing some blue and red, and adding a little green. In a 2xblue,1xred,0.5xgreen sort of proportion. The second thing is that the parts that you've added seem blurred. This could be due to a couple of things, however it's normally due to inexpeirence. Don't be afraid to use strokes that look a little too solid at first. You can go in later and blur the edges (using a small brush size on blur, or using gaussian blur). This is most noticable on the chest and thighs, and gives the whole image an 'out of focus' look. Which throws the viewer off because the arms are clearly in focus. Another suggestion would be to incorporate the image within something. As it stands it's good, and shows a lot of promise. Your headwork on Brenner is great, and you've blended the character well with the background. Just more practice and time, and you'll get there.
the Crow: Flesh and Blood
Wow, great recreation. The face and hair are spot on and the leather suit has been exceptionally well put together. At first I didn't even realise you had changed the suit, so congrats. The only two pointers I could give, would be to clarify the hand. It's too blurred to work with the rest of the picture. I know hands suck to work with, but it really drags the image down. It could also use some brightness. The other thing I'd change is to rouhg up the costume a little. The shoulder is a good example of this. Add a sharper polish and then create a duplicate layer. Texturize with something like granite or gravel, and switch over to overlay. Maybe multiply. play around with transparencies and it should look even better. Superb work, I can't wait to see more.
Really cool take on a character. Often water based characters are simply tinted blue and then made transparent but you've gone for a more tangible gooey type of dude, which is cool. All in all it's a solid picture. The powers effect is good, although the hair should be changed. Either go all out and make it water, or keep it normal hair. I vote for water. There's also some slight haloing around his arms that you should adress. By this I mean that there's a sharp area of brightness surronding his arm, which looks unatural. The last thing would be to sort out the background. i know it can be frustrating when you *think* you've fininsehd to have to do all this work on the background but it makes or breaks a picture. Mess up the fountain, crack opena fire hydrant...show us what he can do. So yeah, its one of your best pictures, and a great addition to the DCG, but you've leapt onto the next level forgetting some of the stuff behind, if that makes any sense?
Okay, exam time. I'll be back this evening.
06-07-2004, 09:06 AM
Mc18-toques by Marzo Comics- You know, I like the costumes, the charicters are fun, but if you're going to highlight individuals, take the time to draw them seperately. Your pieces looked cluttered, otherwise.
Captain America by kev_incal - Great piece. Good detail on the chainmail scales and shield.
Sub-mariner Emerging From The Waves by Martzgar- It looks good, but he looks a bit too purple in places, like he's just been beat up.
The Crow: Flesh And Blood by xmikex1983- Clever piece. Fairly good mix of individual elements.
Hydro Boy by Mshadow1023- Pretty nice effects, here. Fun piece.
Batsuit Final by KAZ- Nice. Good picture, though I think it's a little overdone for someone's first superheroic costume.
Black Widow by Nom De Plume- That is one busy rooftop, let me tell ya. Good piece, smooth transitions on the original costume to the new.
Dark Phoenix by jazzler46- I see the effort involved, and I say good job. Subtle effects, not overdone.
The Punisher by SydneyLecter- Nice.
Zealot by matrixblur- Nice piece. Good colors, good costuming. Only problem, in my opinion, is that the dragon's eyes are a little too bright. It's a tad distracting.
Gotham Gal by cmeza- Fairly nice, though it gets a bit scetchy around the hair/mask area.
Oops! by B- Nice look into the creative process. Funny.
Catwoman Animated by gavin north- Nice.
Genisis: Perry White by Juvenilemike- Hmmm. Good piece. Looks professional.
Elektra by daekazu- Nice. I like the costume modifications.
Wonder Woman: 87 by hellbob- Whoa. Time warp. Fun piece.
Okay, reposting this since no one noticed the other thread, LOL.
Mc18-toques by Marzo Comics
Decent pic, but she has absolutely no waist... it looks totally freaky.
Captain America by kev_incal
Great piece, as always. I can't really add much to the comments I made on Cap in the AF piece. I must reiterate that the chain mail looks awesome, and the shield, while well done, still looks rather odd. Another thing is that all the edges here are really blurry. I'm guessing that's maybe supposed to be his shadow but, alas, it just looks like blur.
Sub-mariner Emerging From The Waves by Martzgar
Another nice piece. The head again looks too small though, and in this case it also looks kind of squashed. Good colouring, decent costuming. The trunks look rather blurry though, and as mentioned by the others, the skin tone's odd.
The Crow: Flesh And Blood by xmikex1983
Very nice piece. I probably would have left out the original drawing though, and just put a link to it up. That way, you can devote more room (and more kb!) to the manip. Said manip is quite good, well Frankensteined. The shoulder's rather blurry, and the fabric on the arm is obviously different from the rest of the costume. There's also something slightly weird about the elbow.
Hydro Boy by Mshadow1023
Ehhh... It's okay. The hair looks bizarre. The water effect's okay (great look of wetness!), but it's too opaque -- should be more see-through -- and also too blue. Water is clear, not actually blue. Actually, the colours in this are generally rather oversaturated.
Batsuit Final by KAZ
The usual art notes comment applies. Good piece, can't see any problems with it. I particularly like the cowl. A background would be nice.
Black Widow by Nom De Plume
Pretty good piece. A bit more detail in the art notes might be nice, I'm not entirely sure what you changed here. Good costuming, though I'm not sure about the bare shoulders. That's me though. The bracers are well done, but totally different shapes.
Dark Phoenix by jazzler46
It's not bad or anything, but how much did you actually do? Answers on a postcard please. Or possibly in the art notes. The background's pretty good, but it should really be a firebird.
The Punisher by SydneyLecter
Highly awesome, your work never ceases to impress. Great layout, first of all. That's a sweet background. Definitely very Bradstreetish. Great drawing as well, particularly that trenchcoat. That's really beautifully done. The pants are also well done, and the overall pose is great. One nitpick: his skin's a bit too yellow for my taste. Favourite pic of the day.
Zealot by matrixblur
It's not particularly painted looking, honestly, the various elements are too photographic looking. You'd probably have to either smudge everything or apply some kind of filter to get a painted looking. Cool colours though. It's still great though. Nice costuming on Zealot, with great highlights. And that Dragon is superb, a really great piece of work. Did you make it yourself?
Gotham Gal by cmeza
Welcome to the DCG! Good debut. Mind you, God came down from heaven the other day and said "let there be art notes." He did, you know. Decent costuming, with good colours. It's really grainy though, and the edges are really ugly in spots, ie the bottom of the cape.
Oops! by B
Not my best, really. Looking at it now, I like the concept better than the execution. It's okay, but... I'm not sure I'm happy with it. I was when I uploaded it, but I'm not now. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/tongue.gif I have some stuff coming down the pike that's a lot better, I promise.
Catwoman Animated by gavin north
Hah! Revenge of the Lego box... Very nice piece, well done. Nice cartoony colouring. Her anatomy's a touch wonky, the torso looks stretched and the arms seem kind of short.
Genisis: Perry White by Juvenilemike
Great piece. I definitely can't wait to see the other two. Very good work here. Nice layout. It's simple, but really well done. Good Frankensteining, good job matching the skin tones. Nice background as well, with just the right amount of blur to my eyes. Can't see anything wrong with it, Mike. Hopefully I can repeat that feat on the rest of the series.
Elektra by daekazu
Great drawing, really nicely coloured. The silks look really great. Beautiful highlights on those. Nice job on the sais as well, and a very cool pose. No complaints!
Wonder Woman: 87 by hellbob
Welcome to the DCG! Very good debut. This is a cool piece, nice and simple. The hair looks quite good.
Oh, and good luck on the exam, Mike!
06-08-2004, 03:12 PM
Thanks B. I'll finish these when I get a spare hour.
06-08-2004, 08:38 PM
Mc18-toques by Marzo Comics – I really do like your style but her waist seems way too small and the little “wrinkles” on the screen right side almost give the illusion of her waist being twisted oddly.
Captain America by kev_incal –The amount of detail and time you take with pieces like this always amazes me. The only suggestion I would have is to put the shield at a slight angle since the way it is sitting now it almost looks like it is floating since if it were attached to his arm it would follow his body line a hair more I think. Still another gorgeous piece.
Sub-mariner Emerging From The Waves by Martzgar – The skin tone on this is way too purplish/pink and the head looks a bit small for the body
The Crow: Flesh And Blood by xmikex1983 – Very sweet recreation. And a great piece of frankensteining. Other than the color of her hand being a slightly different color than the face you can only tell where you mixed it by your notes.
Hydro Boy by Mshadow1023 – The colors on this are oversaturated for the effect you are trying to achieve and as B mentioned the water should be at least semi transparent.
Batsuit Final by KAZ – Nice design. Very techno looking. I really like the styling on the torso.
Black Widow by Nom De Plume – One of the better reworkings of the suit on this piece. A bit more in the way of art notes would be appreciated.
Dark Phoenix by jazzler46 – Nice piece. Some more detailed art notes on what exactly you did to the piece would be appreciated. One minor detail… I doubt Jean’s hair would leave the hole you have against her neck on the screen right side. And while I can see what you were going for in the background the fire phoenix would have been a better choice.
The Punisher by SydneyLecter – Very cool piece and nicely colored as well and I bet I am the only one here who will actually recognize that you used the skyline of Tampa (where the movie was set) for the background.
Zealot by matrixblur – This is a really sweet piece. I love the dragon and the work on Zealot is glorious as well.
Gotham Gal by cmeza – Welcome to the DCG. Some art notes detailing the process you used would be appreciated. Overall a nice first submission if a bit pixilated and kind of small. The logo seems a bit out of place and like it is floating above the chest rather than on it.
Oops! by B – LOL I love the concept. And other than that wonky hand very nicely excuted. As for the hand I think it is the thumb position. It looks like it is too far up his wrist.
Catwoman Animated by gavin north – It’s the up close and personal look at Animated Catwoman. Thanks for sharing the full sized version.
Genisis: Perry White by Juvenilemike – Really nice piece Mike. And really nicely executed. I have to disagree with B though for my tastes the background has just a bit too much motion blur to it. And maybe a faint shadow being cast from Perry to pop him from the background. But overall a great piece I look forward to seeing the rest of the series.
Elektra by daekazu – Reason number 482 why I love your pieces. Gorgeous coloring on a uniquely styled piece. I really love the high heeled “combat boot” look too.
Wonder Woman: 87 by hellbob – Welcome to the DCG. I really like the pop art feel of this piece. Great debut piece.
Mike: You're welcome. I look forward to seeing you pick apart my piece.
Shay: You mean the left hand? Hmm... I think you're right. It does look a bit too long. I did it from a sketch based on my own hand, and I guess I mucked it up. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/tongue.gif But then hands are a rhymes-with-itch to do, especially working from scratch, so I'm fairly happy with it.
06-08-2004, 11:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by B:
Shay: You mean the left hand? Hmm... I think you're right. It does look a bit too long. I did it from a sketch based on my own hand, and I guess I mucked it up. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/tongue.gif But then hands are a rhymes-with-itch to do, especially working from scratch, so I'm fairly happy with it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey I am in awe that you drew it at all since I couldn't draw my way out of a paper bag. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shaylinn:
<B> Hey I am in awe that you drew it at all since I couldn't draw my way out of a paper bag. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif
Well, I didn't draw it per se. I did a quickie sketch of my hand in the pose you see, and then used that as a reference for the hand, which I painted in my usual photomanip software.
Nom De Plume
06-09-2004, 12:37 AM
Thanx to the overall positive feedback on Black Widow. More art notes are up with an ever-so-slightly modified Widow. I sent it a bit too late to get a quick switcheroo before reviews, but alas.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nom De Plume:
Thanx to the overall positive feedback on Black Widow. More art notes are up with an ever-so-slightly modified Widow. I sent it a bit too late to get a quick switcheroo before reviews, but alas.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yup, I've looked at it. I'll review it whenever I get around to doing a UIR for that update. Later tonight maybe. Or not... We'll see. You may want to know, BTW, that after you're logged in, you can go in and delete pieces you've submitted before they're actually posted. Very useful if you've done a better version of a pic before the first version shows up... (I've deleted and resubmitted every pic I've done since that option's become available at least 5-6 times each.)
06-10-2004, 11:39 AM
Okay, in between revision sessions, I've got to let my brain cool down.
Batsuit Final by Kaz
It's really cool to see some creative design work here. By that I just mean that often the pictures here are characters designed by others with little thought on changing the costume. That's not true of everyone but... I'm ranting. I like the clean layout and the front on shot. It's very reminsicent of those earlier Xmen costume-test shots. Apart from the bat-emblem the costume itself looks amazing and the elements are all really well blended. I think the radial fill on the emblem was due to frustration(?) Like others have said, you gotta include art notes so I can see how much you've done. The torso looks good, although maybe too tight. The fabric looks thick, and thus the defintion on the abs seems a bit much f the cape and mask have been done well but i think the eyes look a little cartoony, which destroys the serious nature of the rest of it. Also because you used mirror to replicate the effect is annoying especially on the boots. My only other gripe would be the shoulders. They look really angled and peaked, and this is due to the cape. Curve things off a little, to make it look more natural. Finally I think you should scuff the costume up a bunch so that it isn't symetrical, because that's its biggest flaw. All in all a great image, with a few minor things that spoil it a bit.
ART NOTES!! Kids, if you want us to review you properly please include notes of what you used. Even if you just say. Body, head, and arms all from different places. It would help. As it is, it looks liek you touched up the photo, and added lighting. The body and lighting is all perfect. Looks 100% spot on. Her hair looks good, allthough a little flat. Jump to shadows/midtones/highlights and lower the shadows a lot and the midtones a little. That should help. I agree with the others that the background lets the image down, but I think you can still achieve the effect with eyes. Just use a sharp cut on a picture of eyes, and play with them to get them the way you want. Then go for a reflected flame in the eyes, or red eyes. Use your imagination, but use a photo for the base.
I love your work. That's really all that needs be said, but I'll give you more. Proportions, colours, shading all perfect. The layout is awesome too. The gun on our left is a bit too futuristic and i think a shotgun might have been a better choice. Also the casings on the ground could have had shadows (possibly really long ones). The trenchcoat looks fabulous by the way. i love all the stitching detail. Lastly the only thing that I don't like about the picture is the use of the photo. I've never really liked pencil/photo work, and unfortunatly this doesn't change my view. And looking at it, brings the film inconsistancies to mind. The film scrolls up and yet the image is landscape, it should really be rotated 90 degrees. I'd be interested to see what it would look like with lots of images of the city rotated 90 and with borders. Brilliant work though!
Loooks cool. There are a couple of smallpoints, the dragons neck should be darker, but seeing as you're not bothered with fixing the details I won't go into them. Good work although I agree with B that it's not painty looking.
JUmping to B 'cause I gotta go.
Great concept. The fact that you made the body from scratch really adds to the drawn look. Your colouring is spot on, mimicking the painted look in a lot of Marvel comics these days. This is especially evident in the great work on the ribs and abs. The chest looks a little funny though, due to the over-empahsis of shadow as the pectorial joins the shoulder. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif Other than that the only thing *wrong* with it is the hair. has too much detail and depth for a drawing i think. Also, I would have gone for a photographed pencil, or blurred the Bryce a bit, but that's probably a personal choice. Oh yeah, that and the colouring is done seperately :P
Okay, back to work.
Thanks, Mike. You're right about the pecs and about the hair. The latter I did in a more photorealistic way then tried to match it to the look of the rest of the piece. I didn't really succeed to my satisfaction. http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/tongue.gif The pencil... maybe, but I'm happy with it.
Oh and yes, I know the colouring is done separately in comics, but this pic just looked way better in colour than it would have in B&W. Besides, it's an unfinished manip rather than an unfinished comics illustration, and I manip in colour. (Why the pencil, then? Because it looks better than if I had just used my photo editor's erase tool... a white square.)
06-10-2004, 02:23 PM
Lol, i was just teasin' about the colours. It's great.
The moral of the story is: never reply to a post when you're still half asleep. It's obvious, innit? Cheers, Mike.
06-13-2004, 02:00 PM
Better later than never right?
I know that the size restrictions here can be a little limiting, but this picture really is too small. I'm not too sure if you made the costume or not, because there's no art notes. But if you did, it looks good, although I don't really think the pose reflects the character. I think i'd only really be able to give a proper review if I had a bigger picture, as it is things like the graininess might be due to you or compression...
by gavin north
First off, great pun! http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/wink.gif. The picture's good, merging both animated and film versions well. Her hands look a little too small though. Also I like the pink background, but I think the picture would be greatly improved if you expanded the layout a bit including a title, and maybe some action poses.
Genisis: Perry White
Me! I can't believe I spelt Genesis wrong. That's going to look really stupid when my next picture goes up. But I'm blaming zac, he shoul have corrected me! I wondered, about the shadowing but in the end decided against it. Though it really is just a personal prefrence. Same goes for the blur I think, it was hard getting the balance right, whilst also breaking up the blur. Thanks for all the words though!
Wow, you're becoming quite prolific now aintcha? It's a good solid picture although I don't think it's your best. I can't quite pin down what's giving me the awkward impression, but I think it's the boots/feet. The rest, especially the head, are great and the crayon colours work really well. If I was manipping I would've been tempted to raise the highlights and lower the shadows loads, to add more mood. All in all a great picture with exemplary layout!
Wonder Woman: 87
What a way to enter the dcg. Stylized peices are often hit or miss, but this one definatly brings home the bacon, for me at least. There's only two things I can think to suggest. The first would be to sharpen the edges of the crown. They look blurred, which contrasts with the rest of the image. The second would beto *try* blur the hair highlights. I don't know if it would work, but it might be interesting.
Here's a link to this upload's work: http://www.comics2film.com/DCG/index.php?f_start=33&f_order=1&f_dir=2&f_minRate=0&f_ssn=
Done and done.
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