ART CLASH WEEK 1: SPIDER-MAN IN A SNOWY NYC!!!

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  • #1 Steel
  • #2 Mercy
  • #3 Honor
  • #4 Brett
  • #5 Knight
  • #6 Daniel
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  • #1812

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    SPIDER-MAN IN A SNOWY NYC

    ART BRIEF
    SUBJECT: SPIDER-MAN IN A SNOWY NYC.

    CONCEPT: Continuing our annual tradition, illustrate Spider-Man in a snowy NYC (or any city). You can choose any version or costume of Spider-Man you like. Just be certain to make the image wintry. Good luck!

     

     

    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.

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    It’s now Art Clash 2.0!!! Hello Newbold! Welcome to the family!!! I can’t wait to see what you can do.

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    Just like another Art Clash titled, ”
    ART CLASH WEEK 41: A CLASSIC CONFRONTATION”. Where I drew Spider Man 2099 fighting Venom 2099. They were in the middle of jumping out a window. Now, Spider Man faces Doc-Oc… ON THE SIDE OF A BUILDING! Because it would be mentally impossible for me to draw Doc’s arms. I Copied and Pasted the same thing over and over and over and over again until it was done.

    When I started with my roughs, everything looked really stiff. So I Made these really curvy lines and built off them. It really helped so I thought sharing it might help.

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    Mercy’s!

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    Honor’s!

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    Spider-Man in the snow! (One of the my favorite settings for Spider-Man.)
    -B

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    I LOVE IT!

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    Shoot! Missed the deadline! Rassum Frassum

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      There’s still time, I am doing it right now!
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    Spidey in NYC cleaning after snow :-P

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    spiderman

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    Awesome! Thanks to everyone who came by. I hope the challenge was a little fun. I’ve opened voting and I’ll try to have some critiques up as soon as I can, if everyone is interested.

    Steel, thank you for sharing your early gesture lines. I think that’s a great idea. It’s kind of similar to what I do. I’ve posted this quick sketch below (and added the red lines to kind of suggest how I figure out a pose) to kind of show the general process I go through. I did this piece digitally, but I do the same thing with pencil and paper–I just use an old rectangular carpenter pencil or drawing pencil to do quick gestures. I TRULY think this is the biggest thing to keep your figures from feeling stiff, to make them feel dynamic.

    If anyone thinks it would be helpful to them, I’ll go ahead and make a quick video of how I do this. It has been the single biggest help for me in terms of speed and improved final art.

    -B

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    Thank you, Dad. I wish I could vote for every one.

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    Voting this week might have been the hardest thing I’ve done in my life 🙂 . I’d like to point out a couple of things that really stood out to me in all the pieces this week.
    #1. Steel: …

    #2. Mercy: I could just sit here in my chair all day looking at this piece and never get bored. So many things are going on: a Cop is driving down the road. Spider-Man just wrapped up a crime, and so much more! GG.

    #3. Honor: Because Honor was sitting right next to me when I was doing mine, she took some pieces from mine and did her own version of it. We have Spider-Man and Doc-Oc fighting it out in New York City! GG!

    #4. Brett: I love the joy this piece brings. And I love the gray of the background, it blends in very well with the black on Spider-Man. GG!

    #5. Knight: The work you put in this is amazing. And I love the the back ground! Truly, GG!

    #6. Daniel: Like Brett’s, I love the joy in this piece! There might even be some kids with Spider-Man, some young fans! GG!

    #7. Newbold: I LOVE the buildings in the background! I think Sipder-Man’s body and the pose gives him a kind of sleek look (which I like). I can’t wait to see what you can do when you’re not rushed! GG!

    I love all the pieces this week. If I were to point out ALL the things I love in your pieces, this email would be so long it would be unreadable! And thanks for the vote.

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    Steel- Got my vote. Nice to see your thinking on this with the gesture. The approach reminds me a bit of some of Mattesi’s drawing with Force.
    Watch your proportions.

    Mercy- love it. Almost voted for it because this tells the best story out of all of them. Especially like the SFX. When I read it, in my head the scene came more alive.

    Honor- Super cool. The design for your villain (doc oc?) is really awesome. Something super sinister about the color of the eyes. Best villian.

    Brett- With all your talent you drew Spidey drinking his morning coffee and pooping in somebody’s chimney. I expect more than poop jokes from you in the next one. Love your thoughts on the Gestures and getting motion/force in the figure I can see Steel applying those same ideas. great work.

    Knight- you and I had the same idea. Great minds think alike. enough said.

    Dan from 10Ton- Nice to see you participating here!! I like the zips for the buildings- really sets them back/focus’s on spidey. You drew a more buff Spidey than I see as ideal but he’s been shoveling snow.

    I didn’t get a pic of my gesture but I did snap a shot of the rough sketch

    webs
    What’s next?

    • #1852

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      Dave,

      Thanks for posting the sketch. Is this typically the level you take your pencil work to? And do you prefer working out the major details in the inking process? That is very scary to me.

      From experience, I always had the toughest time going from the rough, gestural sketch like I posted above, to the pencils. It usually seemed like I needed another stage in there. For me, it works best to rough all the general details I can in with the large, blocky pencil, then pencil it tightly enough (with a more accurate pencil) that I’d be able to ink it without having to pause and question everything I’d done.

      Just curious how it works for you,
      -B

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    HA HA HA HA! THE NOT SO FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN. Clean it up, Spidey! Love it, Dave.

    Well, it’s up to you and Steel in terms of what we do next, but I’m sure Steel would defer to you, Dave. Let me know what you’d like to do and I’ll post it up.

    -B

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    I love to see that there are 6 voters!

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    Wolverine in the snow?

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      Done, Dave!

      Wolverine in the snow, it is! I’ll post it up tonight.

      -B

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      That’s an amazing idea. Future reference, don’t choose art challenges that you woln’t win here. there will be no tie this week.

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        Ha ha. Steel getting some of that competitive spirit, huh?

        Love it!

        -B

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    AAAAAAND finally, some thoughts on the pieces:

    Steel – I’m SO proud to see the work you’re doing and how you’re growing. I love the angle and the dynamics of the scene. I also REALLY, REALLY appreciate you utilizing some of the tips I’ve suggested in order to make your art stronger. A couple things to focus on: I think you should just concentrate on the pencil process-working on anatomy and proportions that work for your art style. I’m not saying you have to draw realistic works, but the sizing of the head, the structure of the feet and hands should be developed BEFORE you’re worrying about your inking and then, on top of that, coloring as well. It’s just my opinion, but I think it would really help your final pieces if you build a solid foundation before you aim for finished art. But GREAT job!

    Mercy – I love your work! I love your creativity and how you put so much of what interests you in to your work. But I think I love most of all your keen eye for observation and then how you use that in your work. Just look at the reflections of the police car lights on the wet road! That’s amazing to me! And I love the little things you work in to you art: the person in the window, the raccoon in the garbage and the snake (it might be a little cold for him, though). Mercy, please keep drawing! I love your work!

    Honor – This is a great take on Steel’s image and I love the scary feel of Dr Octopus. I’d really like to see you creating scenes in your head, though. And it’s ok if you don’t have one in mind–just start with a story and go from there, almost like a movie you’re seeing in your mind’s eye. Keep at it!

    Knight – I really like the general pose and I love that you’re working on your anatomical proportions. As I mentioned above, it doesn’t have to be realistic, but the anatomy of your figures should work together…it should just fit. This is a tough thing to verbalize, but it’s an easy thing to recognize when it’s not there. But I think this is a big step in the right direction. As I mentioned above with Steel, I’d like to see you working more in the pencils phase…maybe even only doing pencils, or even just sketches, until you get a little more comfortable getting the figures and setting down. I’d also like to see you pushing your settings and backgrounds a little more. It’s tough to figure out what’s what in the background as it is, but you’ve got a REALLY strong foundation here. Let’s try building on that a bit more. This is great, buddy!

    Daniel – I really like the look of this piece. I like the way you handle the background with the tone and the trees and how use that to frame Spider-Man’s figure. And I love the street-level, NY, NY feel of the piece. Of course, Spider-Man would be shoveling snow. I think Dave is right, that your Spider-Man is a little buff, but I don’t think it’s too bad. It actually reminds me of some of the Ross Andru Spider-Man work, or John Romita. I love that work, so I don’t have a problem with the size of the figure. To me, it just makes your work feel a little more nostalgic. Honestly, I’ve been trying to figure out your visual style for a while. If this is the style you’re working in, I think it works, having an almost advertising art feel to it. I think you could really build on this, man. Great work!

    Dave – I really like what you’re going for with this piece. There’s an angular quality in your work I really like. I always love your inking and I particularly like how you handle the snow. Something about his head feels a little long (but that could be just stylistic) and I think you and I made the same mistake and hunched his shoulders so much that he kind of lost his neck. Do you ever look at Eric Canete’s work? I love his work and see some similarities with yours. Great stuff, man!

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    Cool guys! Nice job everyone! I am getting ready to draw Wolverine in the snow.

    Snowy Wolvie, how about that?
    😛

    Snow Wolverine

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      Ha! I look forward to it, Daniel. I’ll be posting mine soon. Can’t wait to see what everyone came up with.
      -B
      P.S. Yes, I still owe critiques. No Xbox for me until I get them out. 😉

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