|05-06-2012, 05:56 AM||#17|
Join Date: Oct 2006
I think that was very wise of Cebulski to offer this script as sampler test for aspiring artists.
The challenge for these full- action scenes are very high and tricky.
Not only by the components and features that may be depicted, but also by the storytelling skills
the artist’s must exhibit in order of make these panels and pages fluent to read.
The big problem I see here is the timing, and how it was represented.
Following Ellis strictly indications, the timing works well.
But all the artists working this script did derail from these instructions,
Having as result impossible maneuvers that are perceived as fakes by the audience.
As in how fast a car can make a U-turn having a cannon ball shooting at it?
On showing the full tank and a short distance range between tank and car, this illusion is broken.
Following Ellis instructions, not showing the full tank, but showing only the muzzle of the cannon firing
from a undisclosed position, this action may make some sense.
Unfortunately, all the artists, in a intent for show more of their drawing skills, ignored these.
They fell for drawing a full tank and the timing and the suspended disbelief was broken.
Storytelling is about timing. And timing, is about what to show and when, and what to do not.
And Warren Ellis is a master of timing for comics writing.
Just follow what he said for God sake!
Very good artwork.