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Smitty
Smitty
Last Activity: Yesterday, 12:10 AM
Joined: 03-27-2007
Location: At home
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  • Smitty
    replied to Sample pages: I'd love some feedback
    Welcome aboard! Mad props for putting in the work and producing actual pages. That said both storytelling and perspective need major work.

    Without seeing the script and the amount of exposition, pages 1 & 2 look like a whole lot of nothing going on. These could easily be compressed...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Moon Man and two others
    Well, somebody picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.




    Right now everything is all the same distance away like a BG painting in a stage play against which the characters will stand. Try a foreground element. Looking over one of their shoulders so one character is...
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  • Smitty
    replied to easy faces
    Police caps come in a variety of flavors. I suspect you're talking about the standard American patrolman's hat. It's really just a collection of circles. The hatband sits at an angle on the head, the hoop of the top is at an angle to that. The front of the cap is relatively flat to accommodate a badge....
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  • If that's what you're trying to do then that's the way you should do it. Get an actual, real world ruler and prop the edge off the surface. Alternately, use the Clip ruler for roughs and draw the final line freehand. Remember, digital rulers are specifically programed to prevent wavy lines....
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  • Smitty
    replied to easy faces
    Dude, we love ya but, what's with the giant caterpillar chewing on your hero's face?

    You started with the right idea of guidelines but unless those guides point to the same VP and you actually follow them they won't do any good. Get that nose out there. The mustache grows out of the upper...
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  • Digital tools largely imitate analog tools and the point of a ruler, ellipse guide, compass, french curve is to prevent the type of variation you’re looking for. The variation you want comes from using the tool “incorrectly”

    Poking around the clip studio site (here and here) perhaps the...
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  • Now I’m confused. You’re changing your story mid stream by saying you don’t want answers to the questions you asked.

    The images show how to remove blue lines while retaining grays because you said you couldn’t figure out how to do it. Now you know how. There are additional ways,...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Cover pencils
    This is truly spectacular but your boots, more specifically the laces, are uber-smurfed and I can't take my eyes off them. Detail and verisimilitude are monsters much like Audrey Jr in Little Shop. The more you feed them the bigger, hungrier and more demanding they get. Once you start feeding them you...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Cover pencils
    Wow .......
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  • Knees and feet point in the same direction. Point green lady's toes in with heels out or spin her knees forward.
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  • Smitty
    replied to Anyone still use brushes to ink?
    Note: Brush numbers are company specific. What one company calls a #2 others call a #1 or #3.

    I have an affinity for twice up (12x18) The first time I tried it I was still using a #1 and after one stroke fell into a state of panic "I'll never get the page black with this!" Eventually...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Hello! My 2nd comic book
    Yowser! .....
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  • Smitty
    replied to Anyone still use brushes to ink?
    YES! Hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of difference. Crappy tools waste time and time is money. Added bonus: crappy tools make crappy art. Now what would you pay? Depending on the store a WNS7 #2 runs about $20. Less on the web but, I won't buy a brush I can't test drive first.

    I've...
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  • According to the head, she's bent back. According to the hand, she's bent forward. According to her back, she's not bent. Only one of the three can be correct, your choice. If we consider forward and back as animators extremes then not-bent becomes the breakdown. By being smack in the middle, the breakdown...
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  • When you were working by hand, things were going great. Then you introduced the computer and it all fell apart leaving you with the look of bowling pins after the ball has gone through.

    The Pilgrim piece is a collage. It employs five separate horizons because there are five disparate groups/elements....
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  • Buying a new scanner won't change anything. The filters are in the software, not the scanner. The reason I went with the Epson 836 back in '97 (still using it) was the bundled LaserSoft software that allowed the $2500 Epson to compete optically with a $15,000 Heidelberg drum scanner. Granted, I had...
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  • Smitty
    replied to long time no see
    It could be because linked to your DA page rather than the image. More likely it's the use of improper tags. The tags you used are apparently so smurfed I can't even get the site to post them, they just disappear. Hit the quote button on your first post to see the tags you used. The tags you want are...
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  • Smitty
    replied to 5 Shots... Shot variety.
    Full disclosure: I like Mark. Nice guy, great writer. But, he blew three out of four here. He got panel one right, that's bad for everyone.

    Panels two and three don't just work, they work brilliantly. If a writer attaches balloons to street signs and fire hydrants, don't blame the artist....
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  • Smitty
    replied to long time no see
    Welcome home.

    When posting art, go to your server (in this case DA) and click on the piece you want to post. With a Mac, Control+click (?right click on PC?) on the image and "COPY IMAGE ADDRESS" place that address here between imgage tags

    If you "quote"...
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  • Not true. Bleeds are never required, by anyone. They are a choice. We did perfectly well without them for 40 years. A bleed is art that goes off the page. If the art doesn't go off the page, it doesn't bleed. If it doesn't bleed we have borders. Borders and bleeds are different things. The artist can,...
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