View Full Version : 6 pages of dune walking
07-26-2003, 07:27 PM
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07-26-2003, 07:28 PM
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love the girl ... can't wait to see this in color :)
07-27-2003, 02:06 AM
07-27-2003, 02:30 AM
It's interesting to see such aggressive pencils and I like how they work out with digital paint! I wish I had the guts to draw like that! There already seems to be some improved panel and camera angle dynamics as compared to the Machined pages from your earlier post. Is this due to a difference in writing styles or something? Looks like these pages are destined for greatness!
07-27-2003, 02:38 AM
By the way, the pages look like full sized originals. Are they? What type and size scanner do you use, if you don't mind my asking? I'm in the market for a good one that scans full sized art and that I won't have to spend four months worth of lunch and gas money on:eek: . I have an old Mustek A3 EP which I bought over 2 years ago but just got working correctly about 2 DAYS ago. It does the trick but, unfortunately it does it very S----- L----- O----- W----- L----Y... and it cost me more than it's worth )$180..... used:o ....
07-27-2003, 12:37 PM
most of thses are 8 x 11s the last one is 11 x 14 - if your doing comic stuff a huge scanner isnt necessary because you can cut of the panels and replace them on a digital page...therewas a link to big scanners i have to find it though...if your doing pin ups then scanning 111x 17 or a small scanner will suck because many times the lighting is diferent on the pages. but let me find the link and ill post it.
the art and sequencing and plots are all min im basically doing this non objectively each day taking chris shys orginal script and doing my own spin on it...the pacing and direction is different than machined because that was plotted by a writer.
07-27-2003, 12:40 PM
07-28-2003, 03:56 PM
very solid grendel.
Love the pacing and you do not really get lost in the page (although some stuff is really dark, but that is your style and I know underbloom will really add to this!)
outstanding job G
07-28-2003, 07:04 PM
Thanks alot MM im still elarning how to do this...and the only way to get better is to do it.
07-29-2003, 09:22 AM
Thanks for sharing that info and for being kind enought to post that link to bigscanners. I appreciate it GREATLY. As per the scanning large pages on small scanners, I actually tried it and found exactly what you mentioned (different lighting) to be the case almost half the time. Of course, I'll be coloring my own work too so, in order to save time, I prefer to get a full sized scan in a single pass from the begining and be done with it. I'm saving up for a new scanner to help save time and get more consistent scans for when I start work on my own book project.
07-29-2003, 09:28 PM
I like it. It proves that color is sometimes overrated in storytelling.
One thing I would like to recommend though is compressing your jpeg files. I am using dialup and I am probably not the only one here still in the dark ages of the internet.
Some of your pages were over 400,000 bytes. I have found that you can compress art files to around 45-50 percent quality in a jpeg program (save for web in photoshop) and not be able to tell much of a difference in the way it looks.
You could probably get each of these pages to load in less than 16 seconds on a 28.8k modem.
07-31-2003, 10:06 PM
08-01-2003, 03:49 AM
I keep coming back and looking at these. These pages are really great, your best drawings in my opinion.
Not to put you down, but I've seen some of your pencils become too sloppy to the point where they don't seem very professional. Looking at your work, I've been vaccilating between thinking you're an excellent draftsman to thinking "he doesn't know quite what he's doing." It's kind of strange that I can, at one moment, declare you average, and at the next moment declare you an expert. You're one of the only artists I can think of who does that to me. Anyway, just being honest. It seems like your style is in a very volatile place, where just a minor faltering in judgement can make all the difference in whether it 'works' or not. But as I said, these are very nice, and or are definitely heading in the right direction with your work.
They are characteristically messy yet read very well most the time and are powerful. Some of the panels are unclear to me exactly what is going on:
Page 2, panel 5- it was explained (in another thread?) that she is coming out of the ground, but I couldn't tell that without being told. I think the color will help this.
Page 3 to 4 - I'm not exactly sure if the dunewalker is a)taking one really large slow swing which is blocked b) the blade is being forced to stop (by some sort of mental thing) then destroyed, or c)he is hesitating for some reason
Page 6, panels 5-7 - Is he willing his sword to him? 'Force'-style? Not apparent how far the sword is from his hand.
Okay, then I'm getting the electric power thing...his sword gets energized. But then he puts his sword away? What was all the electricity stuff about? Then it appears that he pushes a button to make himself grow larger.
I guess I just don't get his powers. If I had to guess, I'd say he has 'Force' powers to get his sword, then he uses electricity to power himself and/or his sword. Then pushes a button to grow, which may or may not have something to do with the electric power stuff. So maybe these things could be cleared up a bit more.
Those would be the issues I'd need resolved if I were going in and painting these.
These are going to look amazing when they are done, painted and all. I'm unsure how your painter is with warm tones, but I can already see the bright hot desert. The atmosphere, if pulled off, will look fantastic!
Sorry to be largely negative/critical. I think the story-telling overall is top-notch!
edit: Ah! just got that his sword is mended. Seems obvious now heh. But was the electrical thing just for that? Or does it have something to do with the growing too?
08-01-2003, 06:09 AM
his sword is mending, and he is healing himself from the beating he just took ...thats what all the lectricity is...Many times if not all the time I am experimentaing with my work...so might be sloppy some might be tight, some might not be anytihing special, alot has to do with what mood im in or what im going through in life. I guess in Im saying im not out to draw a pretty picture, my goal is expression. Sometimes admittedly I can be lazy technically with my stuff because its very labor intensive with the eraser method, but that is usually when my job is overwhelming me.
Thank for your comments...bloom is coloring most if not all of these he already fnished page one which is in the drawing board section.
08-03-2003, 12:23 AM
08-10-2003, 05:01 AM
Damn, I really dig your style! What sort of media do you use and how do you get it to look like this? I especially like that first page, great pacing and I love how the character (who is way cool also) is wading through the sand.
08-10-2003, 06:13 PM
is all mechanical and graphite pencil...and i also use the eraser for texture or to bring out lights.
08-12-2003, 07:36 PM
08-12-2003, 08:24 PM
the last page is great
i love the feel of the big guys size
that one big punch makes the guy just feel huge
08-14-2003, 09:30 AM
08-14-2003, 10:22 AM
Really nice Grendel. That page where she's running up his arm is just awesome. Love the feel and the mood. Can't wait to see Bloom get a hold of the rest of the pages!
08-14-2003, 04:18 PM
THanks bovey, one day bloom will finish these when hes not as busy.
08-14-2003, 04:27 PM
Really nice, but I am especially digging page five.
08-15-2003, 01:23 PM
preciate it devin.
08-18-2003, 06:28 PM
yo have truely learned to manipulate style masterfully. i have really learned to appreciate to artistic value of your work. you tell a story nicely with this style. if this gets painted by the same colorist it will be a ****ing masterpiece.
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