I copied this from someone of whom I forgot the name of. I'm pretty sure he's a big name in the comic book industry - but this only somewhat resembles what he drew - due to me messing up on it. If anybody recognizes it please let me know
Anyways, I want to understand how comicbook artists stylize their drawings. I REALLY want to make a comic!
Wow...I had to first look through everything before I said a word! You were already doing so well at the beginning of your SB! Bringing in imagination with your works is awesome to see!
I admire your lines, how you bring out shadows with smooth blocks of tone, hatching, etc. You have a clean way about your works, and the observed works are filled with such movement and life!
It certainly can be tough, then, when you do some drawings with imagination. I find that's a good time to loosen up with your work, because it's your mind trying to create something--it's not necessarily going to be accurate. It's nothing to worry about, though, and sometimes I think "worry" and "stiffness" come close together at times. That might be just me, though! LOL!
I would love to do my realistic works well as you're doing, so I'll just have to keep practicing! Oh, and good success with drawing comics, whenever you can! So many styles and so many ways you can make it work for you, and feel like your own. I keep thinking of Will Eisner, because he had a very interesting way of making his sequential art, and his thought process will get a person thinking harder about how they want to bring out the mood, action and plot! Check out some of his stuff too, if you haven't already.
Lovin this sketch book. Great work. Your portraits and life drawings have a lot of "life" (for lack of a better term) to them. I went ahead and gave this sketch book 5 stars.
Also when it comes to comic art (which is basically the art I was reared on and the career I had aspirations for) i'd say the best logic to use is the logic many apply to cartoon work. Get a good understanding of anatomy and realism and then you can stylize or simplify it. Not sure whose work you're referencing in post #64 though.