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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Nick Pitarra » Fri May 13, 2011 9:05 am

Dave these last post are freakign awesome! Your avatar is my fav. Love the rendering and the pallette you use on all of these...such a wonderful style.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Sat May 14, 2011 11:21 pm

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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby dmotym » Sun May 15, 2011 8:11 pm

Took me a second to recognized the skull.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Thor Badendyck » Mon May 16, 2011 6:06 pm

Zombie Dave McCaig wrote:Meanwhile, LE RENARD, the frenchier Zorro.


or the french samurai jack if cartoon network would pick this up. I just love this character.

-- wait-- it looks like he's carving a Z thru the night instead of an R?

explain!
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Tue May 17, 2011 3:48 am

Er.. no! No, it's an "L"!

Yeah.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby chrisc » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:51 pm

NIce pieces!
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:52 pm

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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Fatboy73 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:33 pm

you really should find the time to put together a sketch /art/ humorous life commentary book Dave.I for one would buy it in half a heart beat.The life one is brilliant :cheers:
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:12 pm

Thanks! I really like this "squares" format. I'm going to try to force myself to do more of them.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby michael-e-w » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:52 pm

I LOVE that. Very Chris Ware, but also squarely Dave. I'd also queue up for a Dave-Co book.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby chrisc » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:31 pm

Nice! Maybe variations in weather to signify good & bad times? You know, rain, snow lightning, sun etc.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:16 pm

It goes from morning to night. I didn't want to mess it up with rendering. Youth to age.


It's going to be a banner at an art show at Emily Carr & I wanted to show pure storytelling. I thought about rain or something, but wanted to keep it really clean.

The only thing I think I'd change would be page 2 pnl 4. I don't think he looks... I dunno... resigned and complete enough. it was meant as the protagonist's pause to reflect on being ok with being him.

"life is hard, and I get that, and that has its own beauty."

I don't think I captured that well enough.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Laura » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:49 pm

Panel 4: Maybe have the eye fold above the eye, or just a plain circle for the eye? The eyelid fold under the eye just says 'tired' or 'burned out' to me, even though the eye is wide open.

I'm also wondering if the shift from mostly front hair in panel 3 to almost no front hair in panel 4 is too abrupt? The figure looks about the same age and size in panels 2-3 and then quite a bit older in panel 4. Maybe shrink his forehead-poof a bit in panel 3 and flatten down the back strand a little to ease the transition from 2 to 4.

I love the tuff guy in the first panel. And of course your color choices are brill.
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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Nick Pitarra » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:56 am

Man Dave I really dig this!

Zombie Dave McCaig wrote:The only thing I think I'd change would be page 2 pnl 4. I don't think he looks... I dunno... resigned and complete enough. it was meant as the protagonist's pause to reflect on being ok with being him.


Maybe have him look at himself instead of the climb on that panel? Like a moment of self awareness? Might be too heavy handed...plus the pause in climbing might not flow with the life progression you have in the other panels. You could simply reverse his posture instead of leaning forward, have his chest out...it would read as a little less defeated and more as if he's proud. Or...just have him look at his hand contently?

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Re: Dave-co sketch a-go-go

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:26 pm

Nah, it's done. I like it as-is - I think the flow is good. Panel 3 hair - yeah, it should have been shorter.

Burned-out line under his eye has to stay there, so that the age thing has a consistent look.
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