Monday, May 14, 2007

Im still Sedat from the blog

long time no see! Its been over one month since Ive been posting anything onto the blog and I really have to say it felt kinda strange not having anything new up here.
However, after having my nasal septum straightening ( i hope its the correct term) on april the 30th, which finally made me able to breathe, I wasnt able to draw...blood dripping out of my nose and headache , I finally got my ass up again and started preparing some stuff for the DC talent search @ San Diego Comic Con.

I have different samples Ill be drawing, which include different characters. locations and atmospheares, which I think is a good thing, because it shows where one artist is "artistically" and where the artist is heading to. I started with a Wolverine sample. I really love Wolverine and he is always a lot of fun to draw, because he allows me to draw lots of muscles, scares, blood and other stuff, while I can draw other all day stuff too into a script.

Before I draw on the actual piece of paper I usually draw the page onto piece of printing paper to have an idea of how the page is going to look like in the end and then trace it via lightbox. As you can see from beginning to the end the page goes through different changes, for different reasons. Often Im not satisfied with a pose, the p.o.v or the layout and try to make the best out of it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.
My main focus on these samples is too keep up quality, while working fast, which in the past seemed to be a problem. As i was playing around with some pencils i realized it was more a technical problem than a artistical problem. Since I usually work with a 2mm leadholder it often became a little bit hard for me to work out important details on panels with wiedeshots, so this time I used a tech pencil for panels with wideshots, and see it works. I hope that by the end Ill be able to have high quality pages that dont have the lack of consistence my Batman "broken city" pages had.
Hope you all enjoy the artwork :)


Finished Version:


skrubbles said...

Fantastic work! I hope you don't mind some crits and a paintover. I really like elements in both pages so I put them together. The first frame in the finished version I thought looked better with Wolvie flipped so that the chainguy appears to come from behind. I wasn't a big fan of the second panel in either of the versions, but I loved the first panel in the roughs, and with tweaking could be made to work in the finished version... just have Logan yank out his claws.The third frame ROCKS, but the bottle hold hand in the foreground looks way too close. If it was that close, you'd see the guy holding it right in front of Logan in the fourth frame as well. So I though, why not remove the hand and show some of the strangling action. As it is, the arm takes away from the chain-choke. The last frame is cool, but I think the face you used in the roughs has so much more emotion/character, and movement... it'd be a waste to not include that in the final. Also I don't think Logan would yank his claws out of the guys neck and toss him sideways... in that situation he would totally flip the guy over him and into the next attacker. Because of that action, the guy would need his feet in the air.

The link:

Sorry for the crappy sketching, but I was in the middle of working and I just wanted to quickly draw over top of your work to express my points. Again, I know you didn't ask for crits but I hope you don't mind them.

Your work kicks ass... keep it up, and good luck on the job hunt :)

skrubbles said...

whoops the link was cut off... Try this paint-over

Hope that works. If not, I won't bother anymore... don't want to cluttter your comments section with multiple posts.

poppart said...

Hut ab der Herr.
Ich meine eine deutliche Steigerung zu sehen oder ?! Gefällt mir gut, wenn ich darf sag ich was mir aufgefallen ist. Dann wirst du hier überschüttet mit schlauen Sprüchen =D
Beim ersten Panel auf der 2ten Seite schilt Wolverine, glaube ich, sieht zumindest ziemlich irre aus.
Beim 2ten Panel darunter guckt der Typ im Vordergrund Wolverine garnicht an, dafür müsste das Auge weniger zu sehen sein, glaube ich.
Das 3te Panel rockt einfach nur.
Beim Panel unten links finde ich das mit geschlossenem Mund besser, weil sonst extrem viele schreiende Münder zu sehen sind, das stach mir direkt ins Auge.
Ansonsten find ich hat der gesammte Seitenaufbau ziemlich viel Dynamik und die Zeichnungen in Panel 3 und und dem unten links kommen sehr realistisch.
Mehr schlauer Mist fällt mir nicht ein. Drück dir auch die Daumen für dein Jobhunting =D
bis denne

Tristan Vick said...

Looking good!

If your JLA pages come out as tight, dynamic, and energetic as these then your portfolio is going to blow away the competition!

Heads will turn for sure. So make sure you get it done! You need that "bulk" to really show off your talent... and trust me, they're gonna want to see more.

Figue said...

Wow way too cool!! I hope to see your work on a Marvel comic soon!

bathunter said...

Cool man ;-9

hope to see you in Essen / Comic-Action again.

Alles Gute
Guenter W.

auch ein Dustin-Fan ;-)

Willik0 said...

I love it man! I definitely admire the tighter drawings rather than the sketchier ones. It looks more professional that way.
On your style though, your anatomy is really defined, and facial expressions really graphic.
Ideally, id like to see wolverine more less looking like sabertooth in your style (he looks just as cracked out as the foes he's beating up). But i think your work would stand out at the Talent Search. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.