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Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« on: 03 August, 2017, 09:58:02 am »
Prompted by Supersurfer's post on Steven Denton's Art Comp thread, I thought it might be fun to have a place for people to post their art comp entries that they didn't quite get done in time, or thought maybe weren't quite good enough to enter.

Every month, I mean to enter, and every month time defeats me. Usually, I never even get further than thinking about it (I had a cracking idea for Pat Mills month) but to start us off, here's my colour rough for the 'Death of' comp, which never got any further than this…

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #1 on: 03 August, 2017, 10:51:28 am »
Cool page design Jim.Here's the original rough for a Rogue Troper comp long ago. Looking at it's probably better than what I submitted! Doh!

 
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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #2 on: 04 August, 2017, 08:12:49 am »
On the rare occasions I get through to a finished piece of artwork, the roughs often have an energy that I manage to completely eliminate somewhere in the process!

There's a lot of energy in that Rogue piece. Thanks for sharing it…
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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #3 on: 04 August, 2017, 09:05:40 am »
Heh, these are almost better than finished pieces!  Keep 'em coming!

Always good to see some of Jim's artistic light sneaking out from under his self-critical bushel.

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #4 on: 04 August, 2017, 01:47:17 pm »
On the rare occasions I get through to a finished piece of artwork, the roughs often have an energy that I manage to completely eliminate somewhere in the process!

There's a lot of energy in that Rogue piece. Thanks for sharing it…

Roughs tend to have wonky/exaggerated anatomy, off perspective and sweeping confident lines, all of which are great ways of getting energy into your work. I find my most energetic work is my least technically fussy.

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #5 on: 04 August, 2017, 08:49:29 pm »
Following the controversy of my "Chopper" entry I nearly entered this for the subsequent Halo Jones compo, but bottled it. Obviously, it's Halo in her G-Suit on Moab, standing to attention between two grassy rocks.

Some would say I'm compensating for something...

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #6 on: 04 August, 2017, 09:17:31 pm »
I remember this one! I don't know what the fuss was about… some people clearly have filthy minds…
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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #7 on: 05 August, 2017, 04:52:01 pm »
Following the controversy of my "Chopper" entry I nearly entered this for the subsequent Halo Jones compo, but bottled it. Obviously, it's Halo in her G-Suit on Moab, standing to attention between two grassy rocks.

Some would say I'm compensating for something...


...for the fact that you haven't got a cartoon woman inside your penis?

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #8 on: 10 August, 2017, 02:50:56 am »
My kind of thread.

I usually do a quick doodle when an art comp theme is announced. It sits on my desk as a reminder. I get bogged down with work and sideline projects (unpaid!). Comp deadline appears out of nowhere. I get the idea in my head I can do a quickie drawing. I try the paper and pens route, digital route. Neither seems to work. I either manage to enter a very scrappy unfinished/underworked piece (rare) or I fail to enter. Come the next day I look at my attempts and think – they weren't as bad as I thought. Then, at my leisure, post-deadline I work-up my non-contribution and over-work that to heck.

This was my attempt to illustrate Eamonn's story 'Hotdog'. I wish I could say I didn't enter because I wasn't happy with the perspective on handlebars or the dullness of the colours but I was foiled by time. I don't think this captured what I was getting at with my initial doodle. I wanted to show the cadet Judge dwarfed by the Lawmaster and I didn't capture the energy of my sketch.

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #9 on: 11 August, 2017, 11:24:19 am »
That's very nice. I particularly love your use of colour their Supersurfer.

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #10 on: 11 August, 2017, 03:11:57 pm »
Sketch or not, I'd have voted for this I reckon. Very nice, quite Weston-y.

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #11 on: 12 August, 2017, 01:01:37 am »
Meant to enter last month's but as usual never got past the initial brainstorming session.  Like Jim, I often find an energy and promise in the sketches stage that I rarely - if ever - believe I deliver in the finished piece, though I gather this is SOP for most artists.  I take solace in the fact that this feeling disappears forever once you become a proper comic artist.


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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #12 on: 12 August, 2017, 09:32:45 pm »
These are all brilliant. Glad to know it's not just me!
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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #13 on: 13 August, 2017, 12:30:21 pm »
Prof Bear - christ, but thats beautiful. Should have been entered as is.

Please finish it...

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Re: Aww, **** it! The Art Comp Entries That Never Were…
« Reply #14 on: 13 August, 2017, 04:36:40 pm »
Best I can do for this thread is...

A quick sketch of Brother Mills:


A still unfinished half coloured version of something I entered as an unfinished black & white thing:


and something that was entered into a competition, but then was omitted from the vote due to NO REASON AT ALL, AND WE SHALL NOT DISCUSS IT!  ;)
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