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An off-topic not so off-topic chat. - Comic Book Art.

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Harri, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Harri

    Harri Member

    Hello everybody,
    I'm a female illustrator particularly interested in comic book illustration.

    I work on a few projects with writers but recently I have wanted to start my own venture.
    A more personal project in a different style to my usual.
    I am a little nervous and I figured a little bit of artistic advice/critique would do me good.

    This is my first draft, to give you some flavour.
    What are your first impressions? Good bad? Yawn? Should I stick to what I know?
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    Any words are appreciated :)
    (Sorry if this was totally the wrong place to post this. I've been away for a while)
    Thanks!
     
  2. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think that's pretty damn awesome! :D
     
  3. Harri

    Harri Member

    :) Thanks scotty!
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    looks fine to me... has a bit of a noir comic book vibe in my opinion :)
     
  5. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    The artwork looks nice, quite Noir as Levi said. In just a few panels I get the impression of a young woman in the middle of a dilemma, perhaps something she's been struggling with for a while and is just about coming to the point of dealing with. Either that or it's her first ever smartphone. I'm not sure about the font, or the black on purple, but that's probably because I'm seeing it out of context. Punctuation and grammar might need some work. Do you have any more pages/panels to share, Harri?
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    It looks like the woman is deciding whether to text the guy after a first date lol
     
  7. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    You may well be right.
     
  8. Harri

    Harri Member

    Hey guys! Thank you for the comments! I love that you mentioned the noir feel, it's exactly the limited colour palate I'm going for :)

    And thanks for pointing out the text, so glad you mentioned it because I couldn't really see it before, but always thought something was off.
    I want it to look a little like "Facebook-esque" I think I am gonna switch the font from black to white and mimic the font a little more.
     
  9. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Sounds good, Harri. I'm looking forward to seeing the results. Does social media feature heavily in the plot or the core themes of the story? Or if the Facebook look purely an aesthetic choice?
     
  10. Harri

    Harri Member

    I will post some more panels soon :)

    Social media is a recurring strong theme throughout the story yeh.
    People tell you to write what you know best, so for me that's the unrelenting addiction to social media, indecision, heartbreak and how to have fun in your mid 20's on a part time wage and a struggling ambition haha.
     

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