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ThryllSeekyr

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #60 on: 19 June, 2007, 11:50:05 AM »
Looking at Mike McMahon's work on that website. I notice that Judge Dredd. The colourised art has taken a turn for the better.

Though the other stuff, the in game art ( I'm not sure what that is all about?)
doesn't look quite as good. Some of looks like it's meant for Warhammer 40,000. Which I know is better than this stuff. Looking at this other stuff makes me pine for his much older work.

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« Reply #61 on: 19 June, 2007, 12:06:19 PM »
I would have thought that Mick's designs for the game stuff would be designed with the limitations of the game engine, such as polygon count, camera view etc.

If it's all viewed from a far camera, then it has to be quite bold and distinct to make it easy to recognise different characters, if they were highly detailed they would just be mush.

So I'd say he's trying to approximate what it would look like in game as much as possible.

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #62 on: 19 June, 2007, 12:48:31 PM »
This image sends shivers down my spine. The only 2000AD cover I have on my studio wall. Iconic and much copied.

As I have said before, I really like the stuff on the folio site, does anyone know which issues of Sonic the Hedgehog Mike drew? I wouldn't mind getting hold of some copies.

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Link: Mike McMahon folio site


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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #63 on: 19 June, 2007, 03:59:42 PM »
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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #64 on: 19 June, 2007, 04:16:54 PM »
Cheers, now I'll have to sort myself out something more unique.

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #65 on: 19 June, 2007, 09:14:42 PM »
I'd say David Roach is an example of an artist who's style has changed for the worse. Some of his early black-and-white work is stunning, but it feels like his recent stuff has been spoilt by digital colouring - I think it makes everything he draws look really plain and workman-like. Just compare his work on the Anderson strip "Engram" with his most recent efforts on Synammon - it's no contest, really.

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #66 on: 19 June, 2007, 10:11:44 PM »
And what about Steve Yeowell?  Compare his work on Zenith to what he's doing now on Detonator X.  Nowadays he draws everyone with their eyes shut.  And a lot of his characters have the same face...

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #67 on: 20 June, 2007, 10:57:53 AM »
I thought the artwork on the cover was the best part.

I haven't really got into reading the story.

Yet!

You know that with comics one third of the sotruy is the quality of the artwork. The rest is the art direction and the dialoge/narration.


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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #68 on: 20 June, 2007, 10:59:31 AM »
I just try that again!

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #69 on: 21 June, 2007, 06:53:27 PM »
Now I'm no McMoonie, but McMahon does no wrong except for not drawing comics. Smith should commission a longer Dredd story from him or a new series that he is the only artist on.

Langely and Critchlow are better now than before.

Most of the artists mentioned I think are just as good just with alterations. Ezquerra needs to go back to pencil and ink. Gibson, I prefer in black and white.

I always liked Dillon, but after seeing the Case Files I have to admitt he has lost some of his touch.

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Re: Do some artists get worse, or ...
« Reply #70 on: 21 June, 2007, 07:07:51 PM »
PJ Holden is improving year by year. He's arriving at that point where you just have to see one panel to know who the artist is.