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garic =P What you've got to do is get your scheme down. Right now the scheme is very... his shirt is orange his hair is yellow. That kind of approach actually pulls apart your composition. You want the image to flow together, so pick one color and base the entire drawing around that tone. Kind of like if you put a color filter on camera. Start with your darkest color and then work your way up to the lighter tones and be careful not to over render. I think that simple is best with strong line work.

Hope that makes sense ;____;

Craqued paints lovely ladies =P

News & Events / Re: You have been in VOID for too long if...
« on: Jun 01, 2009, 12:38 PM »
I don't remember what RADS stands for ;____;  a mystery forever!

Remember Toolio vs Wilson hahahaha and that avatar gabe made that pissed off vincent's girlfriend so much that she left the site. Meeeemorieees!

VOID Characters and Comics / Re: Challenges Thread
« on: Jun 04, 2008, 10:55 PM »
are you honestly surprised the "Cloud hopper" here has "flaked"? (*puff puff*)

You're right that he harry needs to chill out, but there is no need to be snippy and condescending towards Jaws. 

and dirtyharry guess what? Life happens! Sometimes your schedule is clear and then three days later something big comes up.Who knows!? Chill out and go challenge one of the two new characters who just dropped in.

« on: May 26, 2008, 12:26 PM »
ahaha thats awesome!!! NICE!

spit spat, time to chat / Re: THE GOOD OL PHOTO-THREAT.
« on: May 21, 2008, 09:12 PM »
its a shelio


« on: May 17, 2008, 09:38 AM »
Jetaime needs to dominate void =P

spit spat, time to chat / Re: THE GOOD OL PHOTO-THREAT.
« on: Apr 03, 2008, 02:06 PM »
they dont have office depot in mexico... we dont know how to type.

You tellin me cholas can't text Gabo??

Resources & Tutorials / Re: Tutorials
« on: Mar 31, 2008, 02:26 PM »
Hey, I was directed here for specific help. I'm trying to improve my drawing skills, on clothing in particular. General backgrounds are also a necessary skill I need to beef up, but clothing is my number one priority at the moment. Any and all help in this matter would be much appreciated.

Clothing is a complicated thing because there is no one way to draw cloth. Different materials produce different kinds of folds. For example leather isn't going to fold like cotton, spandex isn't going to crease like denim. The folds also follow whatever action is taking place. My best suggestion would be to examine clothing in movies, magazines or *gasp* do life study in some outdoors location find a way to simplify it, incorporate it into your own work and then PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. The internet is also a perfect resource for finding clothing reference, so use and abuse it!!!

As for getting better at backgrounds, again it requires a lot of personal observation and practice. I do keep various amounts of reference materials, and I have many folders on my computer dedicated to specific locations, but you can't just rely on reference. There has to be a part of you that understands how backgrounds function in your artwork. The only way for you to get that understanding is if you practice drawing backgrounds constantly. So when you're drawing a snazzy new character design, dedicate the same amount of time to practicing backgrounds in various perspectives and locations. Seek out some basic perspective tutorials online. Just google search "one point perspective" and "two point perspective" and a gazillion links will pop up. I actually made a quick perspective tutorial on these forums, but the images are outdated and have disappeared (sorry ill have to fix at some point =P).

I hope this helps a bit.

Resources & Tutorials / Re: Thumbs to Finished Page
« on: Mar 30, 2008, 02:45 AM »
Andre that is massive!!!

Resources & Tutorials / Re: Thumbs to Finished Page
« on: Mar 28, 2008, 02:19 PM »
ONe quick thing though: What about scripting or planning? I know it depends on the artist and how they interpret, but to go from script to your first piece of thumbnail gooey goodness, there're a lot of steps.

Weeerd I was thinking about that, but the problem is this page is coming from my personal project. The script is really loose, since a lot of things I leave flexible while I'm thumbnailing. Its probably not the best representation of a script =P

I could post a process from a page on the other book I'm working on, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the script from it. The script doesn't really belong to me and what not =/

If somebody else is working from a rigid script and is allowed to post from it then maybe they could do a process too. I'm all into the idea of lots of people putting up their pages from thumbs to finished!


Thanks duders! I'm glad people liked this!

Resources & Tutorials / Thumbs to Finished Page
« on: Mar 28, 2008, 12:53 AM »
Hello Voiders

This is just a basic description of my personal work process. This doesn't mean that every page you guys do should follow this method, but it might give you some ideas on how to approach your pages. Personally this is the most efficient way for me to get my pages done =P


Thumbnails are instrumental for me in planning out text placement, and the general flow of my comics. I actually have a tiny notebook dedicated to nothing but thumbnails, and I usually plan about 5 - 7 pages ahead.

Rough Pencils!!!

I usually finish the pencils on the main characters and text before detailing the backgrounds. I'll rough out the background perspective in the beginning and position the characters accordingly, but I won't detail the background until after I've finished and inked the main characters and text. The reason I do this is because I smudge my pencils a ton (I don't want to lose the character detail) and more importantly I need to be sure the text will fit without being obstructed by background elements. It also SUUUCKS when you've worked hard on a background element and you have to cover it up with text. TIME WASTEDD! NO BUENO!


After inking the main characters, I finish the details on the background, and then finish the basic inks. Usually at this stage I'll go through and erase, and then begin embellishing with the inks. I make sure the line weights look clean then I add a bit of dry brush to add a little bit of texture to give the page a more finished gritty look.

Once I'm happy with the page I scan the little bastard into photoshop at 600dpi in B&W. Then I convert it to greyscale and lower the DPI to 300. This page isn't adjusted, but at this point normally I'll pull up my comic template so I can crop and adjust the page until it fits. Then TADAAA!! finished B&W comic page.

And thats basically how I work!

Reviews / Re: So what comics are you reading?
« on: Mar 20, 2008, 01:36 PM »
i need SOMETHING ever since the book i paid $30 for is now in the hands of convicted burn victim James "i'm gonna keep sheldons simon bizley book and cut pages out of it to put on my gay wall in my gay room and draw my gay comics" stokoe.

Oh that book? I'm sorry sheldepoo... i think Antoine borrowed it before I went back to Canada 

« on: Feb 29, 2008, 05:40 PM »
Look at all these sexy upcoming comics!!!!! Everybody should post links to back story or some nice little backup tid bits about your upcoming comic! Maybe some feature characters appearing in the comic!?!?

Art Jams / BATTLE HYPE JAM!!!!
« on: Feb 28, 2008, 09:27 PM »
This Jam is dedicated to producing fanart in honor of the upcoming battles and beyond battles on the site!!!! PARTICIPATE AND SHOW SOME LOVE FOR YOUR FELLOW FIGHTERS!

In honor of Jho's upcoming beyond battle part 3


Resources & Tutorials / Re: Helpful Art Books
« on: Feb 28, 2008, 12:14 AM »
thankes enef and garic <3

This book is awesome for learning basic perspective. The explanations aren't overly technical, and he has enough exercises and examples to help you along the way.

Resources & Tutorials / Re: Helpful Art Books
« on: Feb 26, 2008, 05:06 AM »
Here is a link to download all of the Loomis instructional books

If you are more selective about your Loomis downloads then follow this link, and it will give you all of the individual books for download.

I honestly wouldn't give links to download artwork, but the books that I'm linking you guys to are ridiculously hard to find.

If you like, download the comic Kraken by Jordi Bernet and Antonio Segura! They're really hard to find, but they're fantastic comic material. Bernet has excellent flow and panel composition and perfect dry brush technique. If you're offended by nudity, sex, violence I wouldn't suggest downloading. If anybody knows where to find Torpedo RESPOND WITH URGENCY!!!

spit spat, time to chat / Re: THE GOOD OL PHOTO-THREAT.
« on: Nov 09, 2007, 12:55 AM »
gavin that zombie makeup is damn good! Decayed lumpy flesh is the best way about being a zombie! that bumblebee chick is cute too!

of course you had to balance the cute out with the guy in the red underpants!?!? What morlock hole did that guy crawl out of!?

Reviews / Re: So what comics are you reading?
« on: Sep 19, 2007, 09:48 AM »
Weasel by Dave Cooper

The comic is based on John a discontented illustrator who becomes obsessive over an unusual model.

Theres more to it than that, but my brain isn't functioning correctly. READ IT!!

spit spat, time to chat / Re: THE GOOD OL PHOTO-THREAT.
« on: Aug 31, 2007, 11:53 AM »
Sean... how come your songs all sound the same?



why don't you die in a fire bonerkill



sean awesome shit!!!!!!! LET NOTHING DAMPEN YOUR SPIRIT!

spit spat, time to chat / Re: THE GOOD OL PHOTO-THREAT.
« on: Aug 31, 2007, 11:40 AM »
RANDOM PICS OF STUFF FROM TRAVELS... sorry crappy quality only got a camera phone

sheldon breaking his neck at the lincoln memorial

sheldon and rod in san fran

got my hair colored!!

most retarded dollar store toy ever

ill post more later but sending pics to the computer is painfully slow!!!


Reviews / Re: So what comics are you reading?
« on: Jun 30, 2007, 09:36 PM »
yah I'm not so crazy about the art goes up and down fer me...the first couple of issues were better....but the story is still developing very well

Yess... Ennis is really on a roll with this one. I totally got a kick out of the old guy that lives in the basement of the comic shop.

Have you read the current batmans yet?? I didn't dig the cg art on the prose comic, but the Andy Kubert issues have been sweet!

Reviews / Re: So what comics are you reading?
« on: Jun 30, 2007, 09:13 PM »
Its okay Jed! Right now I have to admit that I'm totally diggin the Andy Kubert Grant Morrison Batman.

Even more so I love love love THE BOYS by Garth Ennis and Derrick Robertson

I think the title got kicked off of Vertigo for being a little too crass, but Dynamite picked it up and its going strong. Issue 8 came out this week! The story is about a group who act as watchdogs for superheros who are out of control. Heres a synopsis from Newsarama because I'm not the best at explaining things!

"The Boys are a team of five super-powered operatives who work for a secret department within the U.S. government. It's their job to monitor and investigate superhero behavior, they gather intelligence- i.e. dirt- on them, and occasionally to use it against them. Just as the C.I.A. has had a use for the Mafia, Sadaam Hussein, and Columbia's FARC terrorists (to name a few), so they also need superheros. Sometimes they need them on a leash. Sometimes they have to put them down. The Boys are the people who do the job.”

Garth Ennis is in Preacher form for this book. You can really tell he's having fun with it, and he isn't holding back! I've seen better art from Derrick Robertson, but its still a solid read. I ENJOY IT!!!

If any of you liked the book WANTED then you'll love The Boys!

OH AND I HATE WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH X-MEN ENDANGERED SPECIES!!! Seriously the issue 200 event comic came out this week, and its pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to read. They decided to divide the art on this issue between Chris Bachalo and Humberto Ramos. Bachalo's work was clean and intelligible, but Ramos seriously sucked. His pacing is so jerky and abrupt. It would jump from heavy dialogue to sudden street fighter face off. Zero transition!!! Almost no backgrounds on his pages..... even his cover was crappy!! We had 3 alternate covers and Ramos' was the least bought and most complained about. AUGH if you can't draw Wolverine badass you shouldn't be drawing an X-men comic!!!!!

Reviews / Re: So what comics are you reading?
« on: Jun 12, 2007, 01:15 PM »
Comic shops in the states can order King City right now, but it won't be in book stores until its been out for 6 months. I don't know the situation in the UK though. Just pop into your local comic shop and see if they can order it in otherwise you just might have to wait until you're in the states =P

Reviews / Re: So what comics are you reading?
« on: Jun 12, 2007, 11:54 AM »
ps - I tried to read an old popbot I found of mine, and I've come to the conclusion that Ashley Wood's comics are fairly unreadable.... HE's a good illustrator?? I just think he should stick to illustration. =/
Popbot is like a collection of Pinups with a common theme.  Some of his actual comic work is alot easier to follow, like Metal Gear Solid or previews from that new Tank Girl Comic look like it'll be easy to read.

Naaaw Wood attempts comics in popbot too. I have it in front of me and there is dialogue and some form of loose panel structure, but its really really confusing. His metal gear books were totally unreadable also. I have no clue how your figured them out Johnny, but I give you cookie points for it.

Wei I think I saw that book before and it was a little more readable, but it still isn't really my cup of tea. He's one of those artists that totally gets away with sucking at backgrounds by plopping color all over the place. Like Templesmith... when I'm reading fell sometimes I have to take a break because I get so pissed off by how lazy he is.

spit spat, time to chat / Re: THE GOOD OL PHOTO-THREAT.
« on: Jun 12, 2007, 11:34 AM »
I'm posting this photo I just took tonight to help bring awareness of my sketch dump in el stylo! : D check it out : D
hun, i think that might have done the job.

Gabe you obey anything with a vagina. Now go read "Heartbreak Soup". Its for your own good!!

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