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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #15 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.   

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #17 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

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #18 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

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #20 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!

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« Reply #21 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!

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #22 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!

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #23 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!   

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #24 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! 😊

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #25 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!]

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #28 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.)

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Re: All of my art competition entities in one place
« Reply #29 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?