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Old 05-13-2015, 02:37 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm finally back posting on here. I've been so busy with school and other projects so I really had to push myself to get some pages done. Here are some of my latest pages. Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at them! I'd love to know what you all think. I plan on doing a couple more pages in this series of samples but I figured I would post these 4 now to get your opinions on how things are coming along.

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Old 05-13-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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Mike:

These are fun, I can tell you really enjoyed drawing these and that goes a long way; these are also a little crude.

Your drawing is wooden and uninformed, lot of fakery. Your pencil technique is clear and confident in some places, but insecure in others. Reference everything, all the time. You know nothing, pretend you've never seen anything you're drawing before and research it as if you were an alien. Draw from life, try not to crop hands and heads, only break panel borders with big clean shapes that helps the reader transition into the next panel, the next page.

Read Alex Toth, David Mazzucchelli, Klaus Janson's books on penciling and inking for DC. Work harder at this if you're serious about it and you're under 30; if you're neither this may just be a hobby for you. And that's ok too. Tell me.

I think you should draw a different sample and post more when you're happy with them. Thanks for sharing these as well, it takes guts to put yourself out there.

Keep going!

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Old 05-14-2015, 12:46 AM   #3
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Mike:

These are fun, I can tell you really enjoyed drawing these and that goes a long way; these are also a little crude.

Your drawing is wooden and uninformed, lot of fakery. Your pencil technique is clear and confident in some places, but insecure in others. Reference everything, all the time. You know nothing, pretend you've never seen anything you're drawing before and research it as if you were an alien. Draw from life, try not to crop hands and heads, only break panel borders with big clean shapes that helps the reader transition into the next panel, the next page.

Read Alex Toth, David Mazzucchelli, Klaus Janson's books on penciling and inking for DC. Work harder at this if you're serious about it and you're under 30; if you're neither this may just be a hobby for you. And that's ok too. Tell me.

I think you should draw a different sample and post more when you're happy with them. Thanks for sharing these as well, it takes guts to put yourself out there.

Keep going!

Best,
M
Hey Matt, thank you for taking the time to look at these pages and critique them. I can definitely see what you're saying. I'm gonna start using a lot more reference and really push myself to get better. I know I still have a ways to go before I am able to make it my career. That's something I definitely want to do! I'm 22 years old and it would kill me if I didn't make drawing comics my career. I'm gonna take your advice and start a fresh batch of samples and really give them everything I've got. Thanks again! -Mike
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:04 AM   #4
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i like the energy, especially like the last panel of the last page.
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