Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oh Boy...

Well, as I said last week, I have some new art goodies to post. First off, digging up an older topic, I have a new drawing relevant to my personal project that I've been juggling ideas on for years now (and still don't have a definite direction to go with).  In any case, here's a new bit of art for a character I've shown in the past (Nelia).  Just like Rick, long before her, I finally made a coloured image of her.

She's also gone through a very minor change:  She no longer has any bangs.  I liked how they looked until one day I drew a quick doodle of her and simply forgot to put the bangs on it.  When I realized I had forgotten them, I realized I like the way she looks without them better.
In addition, here's the rough-clean version of the drawing:

So that's that.

Again, I have some more drawings to share, but they'll come in the future.  However, I'm not done with this post yet.
As much as I like looking at the work of good artists...I honestly enjoy looking at the work of bad least the ones with mind-boggling stories behind them.  Sometimes you'll stumble across a comic, published by a major company, with art so bad you just can't help but be astounded that it exists.
Probably the most well-known example of this is the artist known as Rob Liefeld.  If you're like I used to be in my pre-college life and equate amount of details to how good a piece of art is...Rob Liefeld is a good name to look up if you want to prove yourself wrong.
Why am I bringing this up?  Well I just wanted to lead in to this little gem of an article:
It's a very amusing read/view.
Rob Liefeld is well known among many comic fans for varying reasons.  On one hand, he helped define design trends in 90's superheroes, on the other hand...his art is terrible.
I think what I like about looking at bad art is seeing how many wrong bits I can pick out on my own.  It helps me show myself that I'm growing as an artist and gives me a good idea of what to avoid.
Honestly, I think #40 in that article should have been #1.  But I guess it wasn't entirely based on the quality of the art (refer to the comment on the final drawing in the article).

Well, for now, I'll go ahead and leave you with one other name you might look up if you're craving some poor comic artwork:  Pat Lee.  An artist of varying kinds ('comic' and 'scam' in particular) known for his work on Dreamwave's Transformers comics.  A good starting point for the story behind him and some of his masterpieces would be to look him up on

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