Thanks to Joeydes, Aabh, Emperorsteele and Hangman for getting their work in. Pumped to see so many guys turn out on this. Best of luck chaps.
The challenge was to put up or shut up. We've all heard it... "I could do it better than Rob Liefeld". So we attempted just that. (it should be mentioned that this was an art challenge so any changes to the script or dialogue should not be considered)
Who has the best page?
Winner is dude with the most votes. Loser is anyone with fewer votes than Liefeld.
Great job everybody!
This is one of the three X-Force issues I bought when I was a wee lad. First comics I ever bought and they got me into comics and into drawing. They hold a special place in my heart and as much as I know Liefeld is not that great it still doesnt change the fact that he got me drawing.
Thx for letting me take part. Shatterstar is my fav character ever.
Raised as a babe in drawing arenas to become the art warrior that I am today.
Pummel: lightheavy weight rank- wins-27 losses-20 KO-11
All good entries. Ultimately I had to vote for "the man" because while good, I can't point to one of these that I feel "beat" Rob's.
One thing that I do realize now is that maybe one of the things that he has going for him is an "it factor" (a la Donald Trump.) I don't know what it is, but his stands out. (Regardless of the egregious anatomy errors and ridiculous style choices.)
But like I said, I enjoyed all of these immensely! I'm envious...I don't think I could have beaten any of these (let alone Rob).
So, as the challenge says, it's about who can do better. And, IMO, none of them did. None of these entries BEAT Rob's. Sure, Rob's has issues, but as a scroll down, I find issues in every other page. But then I go back up to Rob's and think, wow, that has some impact - so it got my vote.
That's NOT to say that there isn't some great work here. I'm very impressed with some of these entries.
No doubt I'll get neg rep'd for that though. lol
Joey - GRREEEAAATTTT anatomy. I really love how you handled muscle here. This is the kind of line work I love to colour. Great stuff. I will say though, that it's a tad on the plain side. I imagine colours would make it pop, but it's coming off as a little simple right now.
BoS - LOVE the dark spots on yours. Especially that last panel! Great stuff, man. Watch the anatomy on the first guy though, his right arm, and left leg, are really straining my muscle imagination.
Aabh - I think I like your layout of the first panel best of all the entries. It's a much more effective way of handling that full character breaking the panels. That being said, I think you needed to tighten up on the line work and anatomy.
Steele - Interesting take on that first panel. I think it's cool that you're trying to show their emotion more. I'm not sure that it's totally pulling it off though - perhaps some manga emphasis lines or something?
Hangman - Wow, you banged this out at the mall? Crazy good, man. I can see lots of potential to this that would just require a few more hours of effort. As always, man - you've got tight drawing skills.
Hope you guys take this as it was meant - a compliment. I think it's great that you're trying to stand toe-to-toe with a pro.
I'm just not sure ya beat him.
Well this turned out to be a cool challenge, although I kind of wish that you hadn't added Rob Liefeld as a choice to vote for. I do understand putting his page up there for comparison purposes, though.
I enjoyed looking through all of these entries, and thought that Joey, Bos, and Hangman's are really excellent. In fact, Hangman's is so clean and clear that I almost overlooked it and had to go back to look at it some more. Had I not given it a second look I would have had to give it to Joey or BoS, but went with Hangman's on this! Nice job to everyone!
Well, the challenge was... Can you do better than Rob Liefeld? and the only way to determine that is the have him included in the poll.
I voted for Hangman. The only part I didn't like was the Sauron panel. He could have been smaller in the panel, and there's a really bad tangent with his hand and the border. But you did a really nice job with the 1st, 2nd and 4th panels.