View Full Version : Smitty screws the pooch
09-20-2007, 01:05 AM
Sometimes, in the interest of brevity, what is meant simply as an honest reaction can seem like pendantic lecturing. No one knows better than I that I am not the law. Thereís no mistake on this board I havenít made myself more than once.
In the interest of fair play, I submit myself for humiiation and your amusement with the following. Itís the last panel from my first X-job in Marvel Fanfare #4.
Our Final Jeopardy category is ďArtistic Blunders.Ē
A big Papa Bear sized golden nothing to the first person who can tell me the Final Jeopardy answer (hint, itís one word)
A medium Mama Bear sized silver nothing for the first person to ask the Final Jeopardy question.
A tiny Baby Bear sized bronze nothing for the one who can explain it in such a way as Iím no longer wearing egg on my face.
do de do, doodoo do de do .....
09-20-2007, 01:48 AM
Hey wait a minute... Where'd that woman's third arm go?! :eek:
Not a terrible mistake though, took me a little bit to catch it.
09-20-2007, 01:51 AM
Hmm. Three arms on the woman?? Or is that Storm's hand miscolored?
Also the two central characters are smaller in size proportion than the X-Men characters around them. It looks like they should probably be in the background behind Scott and Storm, not in front of them in the foreground. They sort of look like miniature people here, which is a bit odd.
I didn't read MARVEL FANFARE, so I have no idea as to what the story is, or who the characters in the center are. Perhaps they're tiny holograms that have been projected in front of the X-men, and that's why they're a different scale. Heh.
I think I'd have just let Wolverine's balloon overlap Warren's head a little too. By tucking that balloon behind Warren's head, the panel depth issue gets further confused, I think.
09-20-2007, 02:36 AM
I wouldnt worry about the people who dont take crits well.
It just limits there growth.
Almost all of us appreciate the indepth critiques that you give
out, its always nice to have someone with experience crit
your work. You and Loston have given the best crits on a
continious basis and we appreciate that :)
I wouldnt worry about the bad apples, theres plenty of fish in the tree.........errrrr :confused:
09-20-2007, 05:02 AM
No bad apples. I was rereading some of my posts and thought, what an ass.
Anyway, that was quick. Yes, the answer is three and the question is, well , you know.
Bruce had me goin' for Storm's hand till I realised, either Storm has two left hands or she stretches like Mr Fantastic ... that's it! Storm's a Skrull!
Now that I've paid tribute to the gods of self deprication, allow me a closing rant on perspective. Note the complete absence of same in the drawing above. That thing's so flat it's 5D. Ghak!!? I just noticed Angels left wing is attached to his right shoulder!?! Perspective, I tells ya. Perspective!
09-22-2007, 02:48 AM
I don't know about screwin' a pooch, but Nightcrawler seems to be getting a little frisky with that thumb... ;)
And thanks for contributing to the forum, Smitty. It's great that you take time out of your schedule to help us out with some veteran advice. I actually search out your critiques and always glean something useful.
09-22-2007, 09:42 AM
Where's Charles? :D
09-23-2007, 11:41 AM
Well aside from the three hands the two hugging are either really small people or Storm and Cyke are giants.
09-25-2007, 11:45 PM
Well ... I am fairly new to the boards ... and I have seen several of your posts ... and I have never seen you be an "ass" .... honestly I have seen you offer constructive critiques to peoples work in an effort to make them better artists. I have to say ... having a community where pros like your self and Loston do your best to help the rest of us out ... well it has made me excited about drawing again. I welcome any critiques you have of my work ... I am here to learn ... and I am sure that people really really appreciate your help ... and your time.
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