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The mobile upload version of DA is pissing me off. I have no idea how I managed to get tonights sketches to finally post, possibly cursing loud enough counts as black magic and satiated the demons in the machine long enough to get me past the door keeper. I've got a ton of new sketches I'd love to post, but if I can't just take a picture and be done I don't know how many of them will show up here :( My main sketchbook these days is a hardback, so I can't scan it, and I don't like posting these crap on the fly photos. I'll try to make time to get some decent photos and download them to my computer sometime soon so I can actually post stuff that isn't pure crap. Until then, please accept my apologies for this load of manure. I really did have decent photos to work with when i started out, but I'm basically an 80 year old man in a 35 year old body and this technology is just beyond me. For now I'm just gonna wave my walking stick in the air and yell at you damn kids to get off of my lawn. :)

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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Forgot to mention :iconlesam: who is also doing sequential art.  Posts his stories at outcaststudios.com
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Just checked out some of his comics, fun stuff if a little rushed. I'd like to see him do something where he didn't try to fit 10 pages of story onto 5 and spent a little more time polishing it, definitely has a lot of potential, very wacky and energetic. :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hmmm.  Did you tell him?  ( :iconlesam:
If you haven't figured out what I'm up to, yet - I'm trying to build a crucible in which to introduce and mix all the sequentialists, thereby to create a force with which to reckon - a dynamo to power our individual creative efforts and perhaps a base for collaboration.
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
i did :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hey, Vince!  Thought I'd save you the fun of plowing through my scribd.com collections and link the Harding book  www.scribd.com/doc/135530509/J… .
Also have some scientific illustration in that collection (Fundamentals. . . ) for drawing botanicals in general.

Aside from that, I'm including Nicholaides "The Natural Way To Draw", which is a classic for figure drawing.  This is the guy who coined the term "gesture" drawing.  www.scribd.com/doc/170302089/K…
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +Watch, Vince!
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
np :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
SPACEDOGS! You're singin' my song.  The dialogue is dry and punchy.  When it syncs with the the artwork it hits like a brick in the face - makes me burst out laughing. 

Some of the background drawing reminds me of the Japanese Manga, very tight and detailed (in a good way).  My major crits would be 1) show-don't tell and 2) figure drawing. 

You have a handle on "show-don't-tell", but you need to use it ruthlessly.
The figure drawing adds to the problem when it involves "talking heads" - figures just standing there  as if their only purpose serves to mark the dialogue balloons. These panels and elements need to be brainstormed out of existence and changed into something dynamic when you're breaking down the script - better solutions are possible. 

Part of the solution is how you use sequential art to say one thing in-time, but show another through-time - or vice-versa - which is how Will Eisner did it.  That is, mix digital and analog in the presentation, instead of going all digital (if you know what I mean). 

It's easier said than done and personally I've got a long way to go to do it myself, so it's not like I'm talking down to you.  I respect what you've got, here.  Got nothing finished that compares with it.  :thumbsup:
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Very kind! Always makes my day to hear someone's enjoying the comic. As far as your critique goes, you've got some valid points. When I finished chapter 1 I took it around and asked for some pros honest opinions, and got quite the foot up the ass on some of those same points. I'm trying to improve moving into chapter 2 and feel like I'm making some real progress, it still isn't quite where I want it, but I'm moving on anyway. I've seen a bunch of people who will have the same comic drawn over and over again, and I don't want to fall into that trap. Personally I enjoy seeing an artist evolve throughout a story, and I'm hoping others feel the same way. My other reason is that so far the story is 1000+ pages and if I don't just keep moving forward it will never get done. But feel free to critique me whenever you want, I never take it personally. I'm here to get better, and always appreciate people pushing me toward that goal. :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Well, if a crit doesn't serve that purpose, it's either just aiming to hurt or it's not very good. 
And I'll add that what I said about Eisner no longer applies, since that whole segment on the big kahoona (the guy with the book made of the skin of four virgin slaves) shows that you are using that method.  I read that after submitting the comments.  Wish I had read it before.
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