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

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  • #2139

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    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!

    REFERENCE:




    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.

  • #2143

    Steel
    Participant

    DANG! Good old Jack Kirby and his AMAZING tech designs!

    • #2144

      Brett Barkley
      Keymaster

      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

  • #2145

    Steel
    Participant

    He has 5 seconds to get out and disarm the bomb. Times ticking, what will happen next?

  • #2149

    Newbold
    Participant

    mr miracle

  • #2150

    Scott LeMien
    Participant
    • #2152

      Scott LeMien
      Participant

      List all the things wrong with this piece. Not because I think nothing is wrong, but I only care to hear what’s wrong with this to you. No compliments needed here. Be as wrong or biased as you like, I reserve the right to ignore stuff. Thanks!

      • #2159

        Brett Barkley
        Keymaster

        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

        • #2161

          Scott LeMien
          Participant

          Ohnonono, it’s fine. I don’t want extra work for anyone. I’m good. Lately i’ve been just not bothering to correct my perspective with vanishing points, just eyeballing that lines that should recede to same area at least look parallelish within the shape. Not sure if its working or looks haphazard or sloppy, if that makes any sense. Another way of saying this is I’m just trying to make some convincing blocks and boxes freehand and plan pictures within them, not bothering to breakout too much perspective. I could have just thrown down a perspective ruler in clip studio, so I don’t need the perspective corrected so much as I need people to say either ‘yeah, use the ruler’ or ‘you’re close, but use the ruler’ or ‘it looks amateurish’ or ‘it kinda… almost works?’ Or somesuch.

          I voted for Knight! I didn’t realize until I looked at his compared to everyone else’s that he did a heroic upshot!

  • #2153

    bwood
    Participant

    mr

  • #2155

    Knight
    Participant

  • #2156

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    Mister Miracle!
    -B

  • #2158

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    Aaaaand it’s open for voting.

    Good luck everyone!

    -B

  • #2160

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    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

    • #2162

      Scott LeMien
      Participant

      I color and ink because:

      1. I don’t think anyone would pay me to pencil, my drawing skills are not refined enough.
      2. If I want to make my own comics, its going to have to be with me wearing as many hats as possible, to keep costs down.

      I came in late to this, and being driven primarily by pettiness, laziness and envy, had to bang out my own niche in this.

      I like being here, though, because I think your art has value and your kindness has lots of value.

      I also think artists can make their own stuff and don’t need writers at all, if you look at storytelling through your assets rather than seeing a need for a script first. If you ever make a chit chat type of subforum, I can talk more about that.

      That said, I’d love to work more on drawing stuff more like (random artist in my head).

  • #2163

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    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

  • #2164

    Knight
    Participant

    The new Art clash is illustrate your favorite anime character!

  • #2165

    Steel
    Participant

    cool.

  • #2166

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    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

  • #2174

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    Critiques

    Steel – I love the idea and the colors are very bright and vibrant. I think the tech is great. You really brought that Jack Kirby feel to the rocket and the shackles designs. I think a couple things would help you in this image. Compositionally, I’d like to see the entire thing flipped horizontally, as the rocket is moving in the direction our eye naturally moves. Keep the timer in a place where our eye would be drawn to it…Maybe even first. That’s good. But I keep reading it on first glance as if the rocket is moving down to the bottom of the image. Technically, I’d love to see you spend more time penciling the piece! I’ve put this on bold in order to get you to actually try it at some point. Ha Ha. You’re so fast. If you just take a little more time to develop the pencils, the under-drawing, probably the most important part of the piece, I think you’d really move to the next level, Steel.

    Newbold – I like this one a lot, Newbold. The composition is fantastic. I love the chains. It has a really cool, bleak feel to it that works well with the subject of the challenge. And those chains–I don’t know how you have the patience to draw them all. In terms of suggestions, I’d try maybe going with a slight lighter gray tone. It wipes out some of your cross-hatching in places and I’d like to be able to see that. Also, as you have it, the depth of his head (from his face to the back of his head) is too long.

    Scott – Ok. I don’t think there’s a ton wrong with this piece, man. I get where you’re going with it and I think some of of the colors are a little distracting (but as I squint at it, it seems you’ve got hot spots where you want the eyes to be drawn (Mister Miracle, Desaad, and Darkseid’s face on the monitor–the monitor could have been stretched in to the upper left corner, though. Darkseid’s face doesn’t read clearly at a glance). Some of the platforms are a little tough to figure out or separate from the tubes holding the monitors. The “HeavyWeight” (love what you did there–gives me an idea for an upcoming Spirit challenge) could be given more line weight around it to pull it out from the background. And I don’t know who the character is behind the viewing glass in the wall. One thing that may help you is to consider the weight or movement of the image. It’s kind of what I was suggesting to Steel. The weight is moving down the right side of the image. Darkseid is glaring down at him from the top left. Desaad should be turned and angled so he’s bearing down on Mister Miracle as well. Everything should be pushing him down in to the bottom right corner. This would be accomplished from just switching your vanishing points and horizon line, going with a very strong three-point perspective and I think that would fix a lot.

    Brett Wood – Ha ha. I don’t know if I want to know what’s happening here. I love the text you’ve incorporated, but I would have liked to have had more storytelling in the piece, or maybe have the figure a little more showcased in the piece. There’s so much un-activated space…maybe try cropping it to focus on the main character a little more.. Out of curiosity, Brett, what program are you drawing in?

    Knight – This is a great piece. I love the angle and the thought your put in to it. Lowering the camera and horizon line gave a great sense of drama. I’d like you to spend more time penciling the figure and developing the image, though. I think you could push this so much more with just a little more focus on the main character. But great work!

    And that’s all for this week, folks!

    -B

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