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JMan
06-04-2008, 11:20 PM
Really, I tell myself 'I love building cities' as I'm going through it just to get from one building to the next - geez this page took a while. Crits always welcome - thanks!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c31/JMan0021/ED00113pencils2-1.jpg



And some closeup images - that full page image isn't big enough!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c31/JMan0021/ED00113pan2-1.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c31/JMan0021/ED00113pan4.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c31/JMan0021/ED00113pan6.jpg

Kal-El Fan
06-04-2008, 11:39 PM
Very nice work. I hear you about the buildings, I find myself in the same situation at times. (like the page I'm working on now) In the end though, it's always worth the time (and frustration :p ) Anyway, I love your line work and attention to detail. Very clean, very interesting. Awesome stuff.

Crestmere
06-05-2008, 04:59 AM
Very impressive.

I'd like to see more samples from you where you deal with emotional storytelling rather then action. The real gift of your pages seems to be there.

wicked_chicken
06-05-2008, 05:42 AM
Whoa... That, Sir, Is some absolutely brilliant work. I would LOVE to see that inked and colored. I like how you mixed contemporary building styles with older methods. Very Cool!

the_gothamite
06-05-2008, 05:46 AM
Great page. I just favourited this on Deviantart.

jeffo46
06-05-2008, 06:52 AM
Very nicely done.I assumed you used photo reference?

Miguel Marques
06-05-2008, 06:54 AM
:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

JMan
06-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Kal - thanks - yeah, the buildings are a fun challenge, but look cool when done.

Crestmere - I think you may be right - emotion is very important to me, nailing the character's expression and body language, the subtle stuff, character interaction. The heavy action sequences are fun, the stoic hero shots look cool, but the facial closeups I really like.

wicked_chicken - (love your call sign there - ha!) Glad you like the page, and sometime soon in the not too distant future you'll be able to hold a copy of Eternal Descent in your hands, Lord willing! The city was described to me as sort of a Gotham meets Blade Runner - I pulled back a little on the Blade Runner edge and may need to pump that up a bit - the client is happy so far though.

the_gothamite - thanks for the fav!

jeffo46 - well, not much really. I have a book of New York city shots, actually two of them, and a couple books on Gothic Architecture. I didn't swipe anything straight across, rather got a feel for different building structures and changed things slightly to make them my own, adding different details, mixing in different things. I started with a rough layout, dropped in the perspective grid (3 point), then started working in the rooftops first, dropping them down to street level, identifying the sidewalk. Then to the next rooftop, drop down, end at sidewalk. The rooftops are the most important part because they characterise the city and the skyline, and that's where all the incedence is. Incedence is important, and keeps things interesting. I also had done a prelim of the church a while back and used that for reference.

Miguel - thanks!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c31/JMan0021/ED00113rough.jpg


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