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Title: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 02:52:09 pm
This fairly vain post is just a collection of my efforts for the art comp.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4103/4983050053_06e31dc413_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4127/5127603627_9e7012a0e3_o.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5242/5339531333_2ee488bac4_o.jpg)

Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 03:02:38 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4037/35518623821_1afa9e420e_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4282/35518623021_2db0ef4fea_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/14440598308_c26cbe2d01_o.jpg)

Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 04:58:19 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4261/35480426142_03c570fe63_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/34839920063_90ec6cba81_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7507/15871584425_20c9e3ccdb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 05:05:13 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4089/34807618834_ea53f57287_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7617/16198718594_13468ac76d_o.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1506/26285775376_88cdb52336_o.jpg)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 05:08:32 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35518624771_35ff971644_o.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1461/26047714165_33fda3601f_o.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/25837132111_92b277f4e9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 05:12:59 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/27608645015_9f75ceb1ef_o.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/28448400824_b5d1430a9f_o.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/509/18846098758_768bc90ec2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 05:15:53 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/29816228505_ed615ed75d_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4179/34388168000_41dcb32573_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4216/34517381744_908d58b51e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Old Tankie on 01 July, 2017, 05:35:32 pm
Excellent work.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: IAMTHESYSTEM on 01 July, 2017, 05:39:37 pm
Magnifico!
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 01 July, 2017, 05:59:01 pm
Thank you both very much. I started doodling 2000ad pictures in my school books in the mid eighties and have never stopped :)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 06 July, 2017, 02:12:01 pm
<3 bbbeeaaaautiful
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Woolly on 06 July, 2017, 06:34:25 pm
 :o So much brilliant work... Bravo Sir.
Bravo.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Darren Stephens on 06 July, 2017, 07:13:37 pm
Yeh, fantastic stuff Steven!
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Fungus on 06 July, 2017, 10:30:32 pm
Tremendous. Mean is my favourite.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: SIP on 07 July, 2017, 02:42:52 pm
Wow Steve, you have seriously backed the competition with consistently high standard work.

I have just been false-starting on competition entries every month.....then i give up in frustration. Hopefully I will get back on board at some point.

Great stuff sir, keep going!
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: SuperSurfer on 07 July, 2017, 02:51:43 pm
That's an impressive bunch of entries there, Steven.

Same goes for me SIP, regarding art comp entries that weren't. I had a chuckle with one of the fellas at a Southers Gathering who told me has thought about starting an 'Almost entered into the art comps' thread. I would have one or two contributions to that.   
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Fungus on 07 July, 2017, 02:57:55 pm
I've an awful painted Nemesis that would fit into an Art Reject thread easily  :)
Others too probably... Comments on why they suck would be a fun thread. I am serious.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 07 July, 2017, 03:09:14 pm
I've a few abandoned ideas too, normally if I get started and run out of time Ill just cover all the bits I haven't done in shadow and submit it any way.

SIP I really like your work, draw more. draw more comic strips! same goes for you Super surfer
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 07 July, 2017, 03:12:01 pm
I've an awful painted Nemesis that would fit into an Art Reject thread easily  :)
Others too probably... Comments on why they suck would be a fun thread. I am serious.

Your John Wagner drawing was particularly good. I think you would find more praise then comments on why your drawings suck
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Fungus on 07 July, 2017, 03:57:25 pm
Ah cheers. I think the Art Comp is trickier than general doodling. Takes thought, time, and I've not been involved for ages as a result. I'm interested in people's scribbles and half-formed ideas, etc. There's a crossover with the Doodle thread, of course.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: sheridan on 24 July, 2017, 06:46:54 pm
Some great stuff there - I'd been meaning to have a look at this thread for a while, but knew it'd punish my internet connection to do so (I was right, it did!)  Glad it made it through the grand photobucket shut-down!  Without knowing the context of the art competition themes there's some confusing images there, but still great pics!
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Andy Lambert on 01 August, 2017, 08:46:19 pm
Absolutely stunning collection of artwork, a lot of it I've never seen before so it's a treat to see them for the first time! Brilliant stuff!
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: SIP on 01 August, 2017, 09:23:57 pm
I've a few abandoned ideas too, normally if I get started and run out of time Ill just cover all the bits I haven't done in shadow and submit it any way.

SIP I really like your work, draw more. draw more comic strips! same goes for you Super surfer

Hey Steven, only just read you comment - thank you sir, very much appreciated.

Just seem to have lost my mojo with it, but hoping to get back on the horse at some point!
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 02 August, 2017, 09:21:24 am
I had a bit of a crisis of direction the last 4 or 5 years with strip art. Most of my focus had been on trying to get my work into 2000ad but I started to realise that even though I was continuing to improve as an artist the kind of work I do was becoming less and less popular/fashionable. I have spent a long time thinking about exactly the kind of things I want to draw and stories I want to tell for myself rather than in a effort to be commercially viable. 

TLDR: Work out what you want to draw for you and then draw it!   
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: SIP on 02 August, 2017, 09:52:48 am
Very good advice.

I got to a point with strip work that I was so desperate to get everything as perfect as I could that it was taking me forever to reference and draw panels and it became a chore instead of a pleasure. I need to get back to just drawing and NOT posting it online or pursuing getting it published.

It's a mid-year resolution! 😊
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Fungus on 02 August, 2017, 10:32:53 am
Spot-on advice. I doodle a bit for fun and a key aim is try different things and styles. If you're finding it a chore, stop doing it.

['Art chores'. I hate that expression/cliche!]
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Bolt-01 on 02 August, 2017, 04:18:33 pm
most of my work these days is in my little spot illos that I give away to customers- I find my strip work horrifying after even the briefest interlude.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 03 August, 2017, 09:10:04 am
I had real trouble producing strip work for a long time. the fiends of the eastern front strip for Zarjaz took so long because I simply couldn't get my drawing MOJO in gear. I never had a run of pages where things felt like I was in a rhythm. Breaking out of a rut is surprisingly hard.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Bolt-01 on 03 August, 2017, 10:52:20 am
Oh, yeah- definitely.

Moving to the editorial & production side of things has completely ruined me as a strip artist. Back when I was just making strips for myself I had a sufficient page rate that I was able to actually appreciate the work I did but I spend so much time these days working with artists of standards I could only dream of that it just completely exposes my limitations.

(Good grief, what a whiny self centred post- I love comics, love drawing them, lettering them and helping younger, better creators than I to find somewhere to actually learn the craft.)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 04 August, 2017, 01:48:51 pm
Bolt- have you tried drawing every frame as a spot illustration and then stitching it together as a page?
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Bolt-01 on 04 August, 2017, 02:35:22 pm
I did, but only once I'd thumbnailed the page to make sure that the storytelling gave a nice overall page- I did that with the last two Crusaders.

That sort of technique is also really good for the 'daily' style strips, too.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 12 June, 2018, 08:58:51 pm
Unfortunately I meet the criteria for being too pro for the new 2000ad art stars competition.  this would have been my entry (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/27891710577_163b843ba2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Woolly on 12 June, 2018, 09:09:47 pm
Great stuff. The colours are awesome, give it some real depth.
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Steven Denton on 13 June, 2018, 10:02:52 am
Thanks Woolly, you would not believe how long I spend messing about with the background! 
Title: Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
Post by: Tulio_Vilela on 28 July, 2018, 06:24:37 pm
Thanks for share your art!