Duane Foster vs. Flint Locke

Duane Foster vs. Flint Locke


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Baracai
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# 29   Posted: Sep 12 2009, 05:16 PM
aribooboo: I like how things come along, especially your snippet of humour. Your expressions are also amazing.

amazingdavid: I just LOVE LOVE LOOOVE the way you color. It makes everything look living and 3d. If only I still had some 3d glasses, haha! So surreal. Keep it up!


YoungFenix07
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# 28   Posted: Jun 15 2009, 12:03 AM
Poor rabbit =(
YAY CRACK AND SAKE LOL
dont do drugs kids lol

ThrashArt
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# 27   Posted: May 30 2009, 08:57 PM
Hey I'm new here. But I've been ghosting threads all day and this is by far the best battle I have come across. Amazing dialogue and sequential compositions and colors on both sides. You can both be expecting a challenge from me pretty soon.

JoshuaEliGilley
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# 26   Posted: May 28 2009, 05:52 PM
damn close one, you guys rocked this shiit!

booboo: nice job on the interiors! you made em good n scummy, mega improvement! but the one exterior shot was kind of empty still, kind of stood out. story and char. development were really strong. glad your going to keep duane hooked, keeps the conflict going. I would agree with others about playing with layouts, maybe try a consistent grid style, or go all out with dynamic shit.

dave: you drew this style consistently and I liked your art better, so loose and natural, but still well rendered. The lettering compliments the art quite well. seems you've found a good balance with that. double punch was the shit.  I liked the colors, like a sunrise or sunset sky which i feel enhanced the mood of the comic. really have no crits, but maybe some thin lines to compliment the brush work it looks like you got here, just some little details here and there with nibs or microns could look slick.

amazingdavid
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# 25   Posted: May 26 2009, 07:42 AM
Coldstream: A dread mohawk??? Prelude... Hair Wars: Draxx vs. Flint Locke!! Quality art from both.
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Honest to god...the whole time I was drawing this comic I was like DRAXX LOCKE!!! I kept screaming it in my head...hahahahahhahahah

Coldstream
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# 24   Posted: May 26 2009, 07:15 AM
A dread mohawk??? Prelude... Hair Wars: Draxx vs. Flint Locke!! Quality art from both.

Amaloo
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# 23   Posted: May 25 2009, 11:21 AM
Here's my pathetic attempt of a critique..

Ari: I love, love, love your people and your colors.. Though, you're panels feel very.. geometric? I don't know, it all feels very stiff with the page layouts. I really enjoy your backgrounds, you can tell you put a lot of effort into them and it really paid off. The ending was also pretty funny, in a tragic sort of drowning in helplessness kind of way.. I think you do a good job capturing a drug user without falling into an obnoxious cliche, which is more than I can say for myself. Ho hum, har har.

David: Every fucking page is like a beautiful piece of art. My eyes sing just staring at it. I really, really loved your use of color and tones in this comic, it made it more interesting and.. even more beautiful.. ahh.. I thought the story was very clever too. You know, I don't really have anything constructive to say now that I think about it, just.. uh, good job.

Anthonybaiz
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# 22   Posted: May 24 2009, 08:52 PM
You both were so awesome!!!! Amazingdavid, i'm becoming a big fan, homie ;)

aribooboo
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# 21   Posted: May 24 2009, 05:12 PM
David: I'll definitely look that book up, thanks man!

Angie: yeah, now that people mention it, I can see how fast it was. I was just trying to show how he goes back and forth with his problem, but never really goes anywhere. So there'll be no more "getting clean" things until waaaay later. ...Cuz yeah, that doesn't really make sense haha Thank you! C:

Angie
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# 20   Posted: May 24 2009, 04:40 PM
aribooboo-I'm glad to see that you're giving your backgrounds a lot more love now, this is looking a lot better. I have to agree with the others about the problems with the really long faces. I'd forgotten who Tony was at first and had to look at your intros to remember who this dude is and why he has a lot of coverage on the first page, maybe re-establishing who he is on the first page could have helped. I think having one more comic before he actually goes into rehab first would have been a little better. While what you had was good, I didn't really sympathize much with the character because I barely know him and he seemed to be really into drugs last comic so it felt kind of odd that he randomly wanted to get clean.

amazingdavid-I really liked the coloring on the figures, you had some good choices on the figures themselves. But those backgrounds were just way too overpowering it was difficult to focus. I think you should have dropped the toning and just used solid colors for the background. Not even putting any shading into the backgrounds would have been fine. I was fine with the story, it wasn't Shakespear or anything but was pretty simple and fun.

amazingdavid
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# 19   Posted: May 22 2009, 07:10 PM
Ari: Originally I was hesitant to battle you because drug addicts in comics annoy me...mostly because I know a shit ton of drug addicts and rarely do people write drug addicts correct they always write the drug addict like a movie character and not like the real thing but I'm glad I accepted I liked this one...your art is steadily improving from your earlier battles your anatomy is stronger so keep up the practice.  You do have a bit of long face syndrome (and flat too), I think Phil's assessment was quite good. It might help to just do some life drawing of faces...draw 1000 faces and you will start to get the feel for where things belong (I seriously sit and draw people on the subway or during long meetings...it actually helps!)Your coloring is always top notch...what got me here was the dialogue I thought it was very very good.  I have trouble with writing that isn't supposed to be humorous so I'm always impressed when I read something that engages me. I think your narration is believable and flows nicely. That was really the driving force of this comic. You seem more of a writer/artist than a artist/writer (if that makes sense) I think your pacing and panel placement needs some improvement.  very very very tight shots and often your pages are over balanced, eg Pg4 cut the page in half vertically and you have almost perfect symmetry on both sides.  Vary your char. sizes more and I think that would improve your pacing 10 fold.  

Overall I really enjoyed your comic  and thought the characters had distinct voices I especially felt the desperation of Duane when he was trying to quit. You ever read Stray Bullets by David Lapham?? Read it I think you would like it.

thanks for the battle

aribooboo
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# 18   Posted: May 22 2009, 05:02 PM
mmm I kinda liked the "out of nowhere" thing, i mean it worked here, for me. I was reading this with my sister and we were like "oh shit!!" when that rabbit thing came up,  man i loved this. It's weird, I think you got Duane's personality in there better than I did hahah. Really liked how you drew Duane and Flint actually looks pretty tight with that mohawk, nice choice.

Phill: ooohh I see what you mean. My sister's been telling me that too ( about the long faces ), but I just thought she was being picky. I'll work on that. Call me out on it if I do it again, yeah?

Sleezmeister
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# 17   Posted: May 22 2009, 01:49 PM
Fuckin Yeah!
I ask for a mohawk I get a fuckin mohawk!

amazingdavid
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# 16   Posted: May 22 2009, 11:43 AM
Squid: I agree...I sometimes have that 3/4 flat face thing going on...I blame it on my astigmatism...heh..I'm slowly getting the whole 3d faces in the round...

Phillip C: I totally agree with everything you said except for the color choice...I simply just don't like cool palettes...and not preferably for this story (however schizo it was) I thought the warms were more emotive in the mellow mood I was tryin to present...cools would have been a bit to gloomy mellow...vs. complacient mellow...

necrotoaster
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# 15   Posted: May 22 2009, 09:44 AM
these were both so awesome.

Fox24
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# 14   Posted: May 22 2009, 07:15 AM
BUNNY STOMP!

squid
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# 13   Posted: May 22 2009, 06:36 AM
Way to step up your backgrounds, Ari... although the issue of scale is still present sometimes, like on page 2, the door to the clinic looks tiny and the road sign is huge. And there is still a floppy quality about the anatomy. And Flint's hair is coming out of his eyepatch. Nice job though :3

david: I thought it was great... I liked the colors too. The anatomy seemed to vary throughout, though, like sometimes the guys' heads would look fine and three-dimensional, then they would look kind of squished and flat.

Phill
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# 12   Posted: May 21 2009, 11:14 PM
Not bad you two.

Ari: Pretty good, your faces still need work though, everybody has got a very round cranium, LONNNNNG noses, and a pointed jaw that has their mouth on it. Eyes in the middle of the face, shorten those noses, and move the mouth up to where it should be. Style or not, you're doing it to all of your characters and it's starting to remind me of Ronin's bad habit of same face syndrome. The story here wasn't bad, but the panels are still so up close to the characters that it gets claustrophobic. Zoom out every now and then and don't think that you need to be up close when a character has something to say. Other than that I thought this was pretty good, I gave you the overall vote for quality.


David:  I really liked your art on this, but it's the colors and the dotted tone is killing ya here, and those last 3 pages really look rushed compared to those first 7. Maybe consider other limited color palettes? Try some cool themed colors like what you did on Duane, anything but neon glow sunset. The story I kinda liked granted the beginning really didn't build up towards the ending, two guys talking about nothing in particular and then a swine flu reference. It might be just me, but that whole thing just didn't sit right with me and just came off as poorly written. Perhaps if you had maybe hinted at the whole "bunny flu" thing from the beginning it wouldn't come off as so abrupt and added at the last minute towards the end.


Both good, but I'm siding with Ari on this one.

amazingdavid
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441 comments
# 11   Posted: May 21 2009, 08:34 PM
uploaded...just in the nick of time

fowlie
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# 10   Posted: May 20 2009, 04:17 PM
This better be good. >:(

aribooboo
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282 comments
# 9   Posted: May 18 2009, 06:59 PM
uploaded o-o *squirms*

necrotoaster
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48 comments
# 8   Posted: May 6 2009, 02:33 PM
pass the pipe, yo.

amazingdavid
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441 comments
# 7   Posted: Apr 25 2009, 07:53 AM
It's the Meth vs Booze Battle of the Century...MILLENIA...EPOCH!!!

Phill
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895 comments
# 6   Posted: Apr 24 2009, 03:38 AM
Would Incense and Peppermints be the theme of this battle I wonder?

Aluísio C. Santos
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# 5   Posted: Apr 23 2009, 09:19 PM
Wao, unexpected!

JoshuaEliGilley
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461 comments
# 4   Posted: Apr 23 2009, 05:16 PM
awwww yeaah!!

William_Duel
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885 comments
# 3   Posted: Apr 23 2009, 03:31 PM
Who will win this tremendous battle of wits?!  Who?!

Angie
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1937 comments
# 2   Posted: Apr 23 2009, 12:51 PM
Good luck you guys!

Sleezmeister
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# 1   Posted: Apr 23 2009, 12:49 PM
SWEET!!!

Comic Details -

 
Drawing Time: 4 weeks
Ended: May 28th, 2009
Votes Cast: 44
Page Views: 1679
Winner: amazingdavid

 

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