Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

OK. Great! How about we do an anime character in your own style? Those Draw in Your Own Style things are pretty popular.

I’ll set it up.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

Wow! I’m calling this one for Knight. Way to go, man! I’m REALLY proud of your work this time around.

I’ll try and write up some critiques and comments soon, if anyone wants them.

What’s next, Knight?!?

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

You know, I was thinking about Scott’s request above. It made me consider something that I think is a good recommendation for the artists on the board…or anywhere, actually. Do the kind of art you want to do.

I would recommend this to everyone. If you don’t want to be a colorist, then why waste your time coloring these pieces? I love seeing the pieces colored. And certainly feel free to do that, if you want. But set the goal for the kind of work you want to do and work toward that. If you want to be a penciler, then build your pencils and beat everyone with your pencils alone…because you’ll be working toward that specific goal. Imagine putting that extra time in to your pencils, or in to your inks.

That’s what I envisioned for the artists here. I want to help, to the extent I possibly can, each artist to become the artist he or she wants to be. So it’s just a thought I wanted to share that you can take or leave. But life is short. If you’re serious about where you want to take your art, then do that.

The votes don’t matter–what you do with your talent and your dreams is what matters.

Just thought I’d try to offer a bit of encouragement,

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

Scott,
How do you mean? I always try to give valid critiques. Are you looking for something more thorough? If you would like me to look more critically toward a specific end, let me know. I’d be happy to help however you’d like.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

Aaaaand it’s open for voting.

Good luck everyone!

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

Mister Miracle!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 9: CYBERNARY AFTER A BATTLE!!!

Steel – I was genuinely impressed when I saw this. Truly, this is fantastic work. I think the coloring is just beautiful, particularly on the mail plating. I think the pose is solid and confident. This does what comic art should–it looks cool. But I think there are some things holding it back. The biggest issue I can see is the proportions are off in places. The hands are tiny and the hips and thighs feel a little big. It also seems like you ran out of space for the horns. But, Steel, these are REALLY easy things to fix–you’ve got probably the toughest thing down–you’re making cool, exciting art. The other things are just issues of taking a little more time and working on your pencils. The under-drawing is the MOST important part of the drawing. If you get it started right, you’ll be able to get the most out of it. I’d recommend you take just a little more time and work on the first stage, roughing it out, getting your proportions and general forms down a little better. I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing what you do! Holy Smokes! This is a really cool piece of art!

Newbold – Love it! I particularly love the inked version. You bring a really tough and formidable feel to the character. Your take on the armor is really cool. Those knee pads are amazing! The tech on the arms is just beautiful. The only suggestion I can offer you is the pose feels a little awkward…it could that her left upper arm and right thigh have similar vectors. It may have helped to swing her right leg around and foreshorten it…maybe even give a cool parallel to her grimacing mouth and those awesome knee pads you designed, while keeping her arms back and to her right. The arms, the knee pads–you put some effort in to those things–don’t hesitate to showcase your work and effort, man.

Knight – I love where you’re going with this piece. I think you have a great pose that reads as confident and with the text, it almost reminds me the Game Over screen for a fighting game. I think we need to get you a better inking brush for Photoshop. And I need to teach you how to color, so you have a more professional final piece. I’m curious–do you think it would be easier for you to get a better final product if you did the art traditionally with paper and pencil? It can be tough inking on a computer. Trust me. I know. I’m wondering if you’d have lines that were less shaky if you did this traditionally and then maybe scanned it in and colored it on the computer. Let me know what you think.

Brett Wood – I really liked this piece. I really liked your take/interpretation of the character. I think this is one of the strongest pieces I’ve seen you do. I can see you pushed yourself on this. I hope you continue to, because I really like the direction you’re going. The figure proportions work, solid blacks on the figure and the interspersing of the fine lines work really, really well (particularly how the figure is balanced with fine lines on the lower legs, for instance, against the fine lines of solid black of the hair in the upper half.) This is really solid work. In my mind, there are really only two suggestions I could make on this pieces. First, I think the feet feel a little cartoonier than the rest of the figure. It’s not a big deal and I went back and forth on even bringing it up. I think take that or leave it. The other issue is I’d like to see more of the figure in the piece. I don’t know what image size you’re working at, but this is good work–don’t hesitate to give your figure more prominence in the image. The background was fine, but I think she needed to take up more space.
I’ve attached two images below. The first shows your image cropped differently to showcase the figure. I think this is already a big improvement.

This image is the same general idea, but with a lowered vanishing point and I titled the horizon line. It’s rough, but I think it gives a pretty decent idea of how you can get more power out the same general idea for you image, but with just a little bit of horizon line and vanishing point tweaking.

I’m really impressed with what you did this time around. I’d really like to see you push yourself just a bit more. Maybe try playing with the vanishing points or horizon line and see what you come up with.
Dafu – Beautiful as always! I love that face (just perfect) and your line work…I wish my hand was as steady as yours. The battle damage is great (I wouldn’t mind seeing some scuffing maybe on the face, or the rest of the body–but it’s no big deal). I’d just love to see this finished someday, man. Gorgeous and very inspiring work here. That’s a really good way to start–I hope we get to see more. 🙂

I hope this helps a little, guys. Let me know if you have any questions. And now, back to the Drawing Cave! Ha ha.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

I know, right??! I think you and I may have similar ideas for this one…now I’ve really got my work cut out for me. 🙂

-B

ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP

ART BRIEF
SUBJECT: ILLUSTRATE MISTER MIRACLE IN AN IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE TRAP (BUT WE KNOW SOMEHOW HE WILL)
CONCEPT: Mister Miracle is renowned for his ability to escape any trap, so be certain to raise the stakes for him and give him a real challenge.
Good luck!

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The Rules:
THE ART CLASH is a weekly art challenge. Each TUESDAY a new Art Clash challenge will be posted. You may work in ANY MEDIA you like, but you must stick to the brief of this week’s Art Clash. And please, no posting old work in the Art Clash. This is about encouraging growth through work, so we expect a new piece every time.

Your final art will need to be uploaded to an image hosting service (here are a few I recommend: Imgur, Google Photos and Flickr) and then may be posted here ANY time until SUNDAY evening at MIDNIGHT (EST). Voting begins immediately afterward and polls close on MONDAY at MIDNIGHT (EST). So don’t miss out!
The artist with the most votes for the week by the close of the polls is declared that week’s winner and chooses the next Art Clash.

***A BRIEF NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN***
Just a reminder that we’re currently in The Art Clash version 1.1. The primary difference in this iteration is each week’s Art Clash will feature two tiers of competition: sequential and pin-up. Anyone entering can choose to illustrate that week’s challenge in a sequential storytelling form (page templates will be provided here) or as a stand-alone, pin-up-style image. Build and illustrate a story of your own around an Art Clash challenge, or wow your audience with a single powerful image. It’s up to you. We want to foster all levels of creativity here, so this will provide an opportunity for all artists to take their work in whatever direction he or she desires and to whatever degree of finishing.

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 9: CYBERNARY AFTER A BATTLE!!!

Wow! I actually was surprised by this one. Thanks for the votes, guys. Newbold, I love the suggestion.

Were you thinking of leaving it open to any hero you want to draw? If not, how about we got with a little Jack Kirby and try Mister Miracle escaping from the Impossible Trap?

-B

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