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11-17-2006, 01:59 PM
I need your help. Tell me how I can improve on this image. All comments are welcome. Thanks!
11-19-2006, 01:37 PM
Two major things:
1- It doesn't look like Power Girl, especially the hair. She's never had long, flowing locks like that.
2- It's completely out of character. A character's personality should suggest their body language and this seems to say you know nothing about Power Girl other than she has big boobs. Take a look at how Adam Hughes or Amanda Conner make her sexy without resorting to a porn mag pose.
Editor, Trailer Park of Terror
11-19-2006, 02:07 PM
I like it. I like the long hair.
Looks like Power girl became Power Woman! :bounce:
I thought she would be in lingerie when I read the title. :laugh: :p
You should post in the artist showcase. ;)
11-19-2006, 02:14 PM
I agree that the hair is incorrect. I'll make her hair shorter and fuller next time. Thanks.
I appreciate your emotional affinity to the character and have nothing but respect for your opinion regarding how I used (for good or ill) this character in the illustration. I disagree that I have to demonstrate that PG is the daughter of an alternate universe Superman in an illustration of her. In any case, I see that you found this illustration to be in bad taste. Maybe you will like my future depictions of her in a more classic, superhero style and setting.
However, I would like your opinion on the inks of the piece, if they are good, bad, or not well done at all, and how I can correct any technically unsound linework.
I appreciate your feedback, and wish you a Good Day!
11-25-2006, 11:23 PM
I'm not an inker myself but i have been practicing my inking as of late as well so my comments may be off but here they are anyway :laugh: at first glance the drawing doesn't looked inked, the linework is too thin i'm afraid it wouldn't reproduce well on paper, so i would suggest practicing your line weights. Do you ink with a brush, quill, technical pen?
Also, since this is a drawing you made you could probably correct some of the lineweight issues in the pencilling stage.
Finally, just like pencillers study certain artists for their style, you can study inkers to get a style for your drawings so i'd suggest look at inkers whos artwork you like, study their line work, see where it goes from thick to thin, how they apply shading and what technique(s) was/where used.
hope i was of help.
11-27-2006, 10:29 PM
Excellent feedback. I hadn't thought about starting off inking my work with a certain inker's "Style" in mind. Now that I think about it, a lot of style can be added on the inking stage, like the "wet" look that Rudy Nebres always put on J Buscema's Conan, like the Austin style on Arthur Adams and J. Byrne, the slick and sharp look S. Williams puts on J. Lee's work.
Great Idea! Now, whose style should I use? K. Janson's, J. Rubenstein's., A. Thibert? Which would work well with my style of drawing?
11-28-2006, 01:26 AM
what style? i couldn't say, that's up to you but to further help in picking a style I'd find out what tools they use, I'm guessing Janson is a brush inker while Thibert is a quill guy, each tool has it's advantages, then there are guys like Scott Williams that can achieve a quill look with a brush as he's done recently with his inks over Jim Lee on All Star Batman and Robin, had i not read he was using a brush i could've sworn he was still using the quill.
But since you asked, and in looking at your gallery on your website i think you have a style that would look nice with a brush, something similar to the Terry and Rachel Dodson combo since you don't put a lot of detail like crosshatching, overall you have a clean style so i think that would look nice over your pencils in my opinion.
11-28-2006, 12:08 PM
i think you should just draw them to how you like it! now unless its for a portfolio review or the actual book. then you dont! but i say feel free to experiment. and use what ever pose you want. how else are you going to learn what works and doesnt work???
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