View Full Version : Bottoms Up, Shot Down
06-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Alright guys, first time here so I thought I'd share a few sequential pages. Feedback is most definitely encouraged, I've seen a lot of great artists on here!
These will be inked soon, but here are the pencils.
06-07-2009, 05:33 PM
I like the lighting and attention to detail. looks good.
06-07-2009, 05:52 PM
really good, but i'd really suggest using your reference photos more as inspiration instead of so directly...i'm just guessing, but these look lightboxed. i know that this style is really in right now, and this is just a taste thing, but when i see work that is so heavily referenced it frustrates me because it looks so stiff.
great control, though, and nice storytelling.
06-07-2009, 06:15 PM
Thanks Dave, indeed this was all photo reffed but the lightbox was used more when reference points were needed for placement of background objects, etc. In this case it's what the situation called for... I was going for a grittier noir style and really wanted to contrast a "stiff" background with more fluid characters. The photo reference played an important role in that, hopefully I achieved more fluidity in the human players themselves. This was my first foray into photo ref, or at least in terms of a shot-for-shot staging of the story. I really enjoyed the process, although for logistical reasons it's not the most practical thing for a longer story, and of course I would never want to use it as a crutch (no offense Tim Bradstreet ha).
06-08-2009, 11:22 AM
lightboxed or not, the 1st panel of the 1st page and the last panel of the second page are ridiculous. they create a sense of atmosphere that really work well for the kind of noir feel you're going for. they look like they would've taken forever to draw, though.
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