Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
i think i decided to focus S4B as a webcomic, it was a pain staking decision because if i submit to Zuda (DC Webcomics) like i want to, the pages would have to be a certain format and i couldnt just make the pages normal comic size.. not really anyway. so before i get hardcore in the art i have to figure which way to go. the print market is so tedious now that i dont know it would get picked up by darkhorse or IDW no matter how great i make the pitch. of course there would be no guarantee with Zuda either but those monthly competitions will make it easier to break in.. and if i do win they pay $250 per screen, so if i can do 2 screens a week and some freelance gigs on the side i can make a living again. thats the plan anyway, print comics takes a long time to get a return, if there is any..even if image puts out your comic it still dosen't mean you make a profit.. and now diamond bumped up thier quotas for each book itll be harder to keep from getting cancelled. at least on Zuda if it gets picked up theres unlimited possibe readers and no reason to get cancelled. DC will also print your comic after several months or a year of strips...and you make even more of a profit.
anyway my goal is to make Search 4 Bliss amazing looking so im still in the concept stage. i lost myself for a day or two to deviant art looking at alot of bad ass comic art, it really made me realize how week my stuff is. so (trying to put the inferiority complex aside) i did a quick study of some techniques and got an idea of what direction to take my style... more animated looking, cleaner, exagerated... overall i needed to make time for the more tedious things. this piece i did last night i totally made some changes in technique.. i left all my lines in layers, took my time to make them cleaner and less detailed, knocked them back, used linear dodge instead of screen for my highlights and went with a more cell shaded style on the characters. i like it, i need to spend more time on my composition i just started drawing without much planning because i was anxious on working on the style.