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Cuddly
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 8:39 am     Reply with quote
Hi all.

I downloaded the sample submission script for pencillers from Dark Horse Comics. It's a Ghost script and calls for one character to be a homeless person.

The exact description was:

"The man is wearing a tattered button-front shirt and an equally tattered army fatigue jacket. He has a short grizzled beard, but it dooesn't obscure his hard cheek bones or thin, cracked lips. Everything about this guy says hard times, shattered dreams, and life on the street"

And as one study I came up with this:



What d'you guys think? I'm trying to work on pages for submission to Dark Horse. Will continue to post what I have as it's done.

[This message has been edited by Cuddly (edited January 14, 2001).]
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Sergenth
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:06 am     Reply with quote
You've captured the spirit and design of the characters in movies like "The Road to el Dorado."

My suggestion is to trace those lines and make them less sketchy.

You need to be more decisive in your shapes for the eyebrows as well - they look like unformed scibbles.

Also, if you can prove you can draw more angles of this guy and really make it look like the same guy, that will give you major points! Consistency is the hardest and most revered aspect of pencilling comics OR animation.

Me for instance.... I screw up proportions royally whenever I try to draw the same thing from a different angle. If I use constuction lines, I might do better :P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 11:59 am     Reply with quote
is he a bit to young looking maybe???

AKIRA

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 1:04 pm     Reply with quote
Cuddly -

Looks pretty damn good man. Refine the eyebrows a bit more, make the clothing appear a bit more tattered and your there.

Can't wait to see the rest.

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Cuddly
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:13 pm     Reply with quote
Hi all, thanks for the crits - most helpful.

Yes, maintaining a consistent look from panel to panel does get to be a problem and it's something I'm working on. Will see if I can draw the same guy from different angles.

Older and more tattered-looking - got it.
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EviLToYLeT
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 10:39 pm     Reply with quote
Keep in mind the description did ask for a full view of him. :0 The description says tattered army fatiqgue jacket... perhaps have him in front of a supermarket holding a bowl asking for change? But anyway, Great picture. It may be more effective to tatter up his beanie as well. Good luck for the submission.
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