I'm not real happy with his face or how boring it is, but other than that I'm not totally disappointed. I've cleaned it up and adjust the levels in photoshop. Other than that it's all pencil. Tear me apart.
i swear mr fantastic can only stretch..and can't turn his fists into things..yeah proportions and stuff are a bit iffy
its not bad.its just a very busy picture theres to much going on hes all over the place!his face should be looking at the viewer cause hes looking out of the page its a little distracting nice pencil job though.
Kaos: In FF# 18 the first apperance of the super skrull he turned his hand into the same thing. It's in FF essentials #1, I had just finished reading it when I drew this (essentials not that issue). I don't know if they've written that particular power out or if it's just been downplayed or what, but it was there orginially. Could you be a little more specific with the proportions comment?
Nelson: I totally agree with the face comment. I'm really disappointed in his face. I actually had him doing less in an earlier revision, but I wasn't pleased with it, but I think you're right maybe I went over board.
Thanks for the comments and critiques guys.
you get points just for not drawing his neck stretching.(I DESPISE when artists draw Reed that way) I think his torso looks too flat. Like unchewed spearmint gum.
I think my main gripe is that for a character that fluid, the pose is a little stiff...
The best part of the drawing to me is the tilted torso, otherwise I think there are too many unnecessary lines that contribute to the stiffness. Another thing is that to resist gravity when stretching, Reed needs to have strong muscles. In your drawing, Reed seems to be made of fabric tissue, thus his being in this position would make him fall flat on the ground.
I would suggest building your finished drawing on a sketch that used alot of "swoosh", fluid curbs. It would enhance the structure immensely.
Sorry if I sound harsh, wasn't my intention. Your rendering is pretty good, but your structure could be improved.
IMO if you look at the length of his legs, it looks like he went from midget to wild n stretchy. Reeds is a tall slnder guy, and wouldn't make sense having short legs.....unless he's doing a congo line o something.
Originally Posted by shoryukenmaster
Agreed. Especially when I got closer to his legs.
Harsh? Not at all! Jeez, you should have heard what my wife said about it. It wasn't pretty.
I agree he's way to stiff. I struggle with that quite a bit in my drawings. I'm going to try and sign up for a life drawing class so maybe that will help. I'm also going to try your suggestion.
I was trying to show that his shirt is strecthing with some of those lines. Jack Kirby did an awesome job at this and I was hoping to catch some of his magic. Heh. I guess I failed. Oh well, I'll see if I can't get it on a future piece.
I went back and forth with the idea of giving him better muscle definition as I've seen some artist do, but in the end I decided to do it this way because I couldn't get the proportions where I wanted them. If I draw him again, I'll see if I can't do a better job of it.
I didn't draw those legs in perspective, so I'm sure you're right. Thanks for clarifing. In all honesty they were an after thought of sorts.
Thanks for the comments guys. They're really helpful.