Thursday, July 12, 2007

...Amateurs!

JAMES - Tom passed on a link of the new R. Kikuo Johnson show, and i got the itchin to do some comic-style stuff again. something about raw ink on white paper, gets me every time. i actually had some time to work on personal stuff, so i ran this off as quick as i could - in preparation for some project i'd like to do soon.
Anyway, it's just a simple exercise, but the reason i'm posting it is to get reactions. so Tom, rip it up. anyone else, too.
And, for the sake of it: #3 Brush and Tachikawa nib, with Black Star ink on 8.5"x10.5" vellum bristol, with a little .02 Micron marker, and white silkscreen ink.

4 comments:

thomas pitilli said...

Looks great! Nice brush work and varied lines, especially for the size. Storytelling is good up until the last panel where i don't understand why the camera is so much larger than the guy. Other than that, can't rip it up too much. Great job!

james flames said...

y'know i didn't even notice that last panel wasn't so clear. what it's supposed to be is the photographer walking away from the camera, so he's kinda way behind it. but i guess the angle doesn't work so much, and i coulda added more smoke between him and the camera.

anyway, you're too easy on me. if you think of somehting later, hit it up.
thankey

thomas pitilli said...

I think to make that work, he would either have to be alot smaller or drawn with much thinner lines or a combination of both.

H. Stewart said...

I was also confused by the last panel, but overall I genuinely like it. I liked the use of the old-timey "focus circle" (what do you call it?), sort of like an iris in film, and the disembodied screaming mouth. Hahaha.