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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby chrisc » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:46 pm

looks pretty cool! I wouldn't mind seeing that sun, or pupil in the background pop alittle more. Are those lantern symbols graphic elements, or are they supposed to be energy.
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:37 pm

I have no idea. They're lanterns, that's all I know, and I'd hate to see lanterns become part of the energy all the time, which is probably why I keep tying to make them graphic elements.
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Iron Odin » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:40 pm

Bad ass :rawk:
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Ross Hughes » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:22 am

Who am I to judge, but they kind of jump out at you as the only un-rendered things on the page. Everything else is deserving of a :cheers: though!
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Nathan » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:48 am

I like the treatment of the lanterns as graphic elements. Otherwise they don't make any sense. My biggest crit here is the drawing itself. I sure wish pencilers gave a thought to color composition from time to time -- why you would draw two green guys overlapping like that and a big red guy in front of another red dude (himself, I'm guessing) is beyond me. :?
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby davechisholm » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:51 am

your colors rule.
i wish i had more to say.
i agree with nathan's post above...
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby michael-e-w » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:42 pm

Nathan wrote:I like the treatment of the lanterns as graphic elements. Otherwise they don't make any sense. My biggest crit here is the drawing itself. I sure wish pencilers gave a thought to color composition from time to time -- why you would draw two green guys overlapping like that and a big red guy in front of another red dude (himself, I'm guessing) is beyond me. :?


re: emphasis mine: They don't! Not to be a crazy fanboy on the issue, but if it takes every ounce of Green Arrow's willpower to make an arrow when wearing the ring, I don't see all these other guys just willing into existence all these replicas of the symbols on their shirts.
I agree with your other point, too, Nathan. Although sometimes it's fun to figure out how to make it work... if that makes sense. :?
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby MBirkhofer » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:54 pm

Nathan wrote:I like the treatment of the lanterns as graphic elements. Otherwise they don't make any sense. My biggest crit here is the drawing itself. I sure wish pencilers gave a thought to color composition from time to time -- why you would draw two green guys overlapping like that and a big red guy in front of another red dude (himself, I'm guessing) is beyond me. :?

Yeah, that happens sometimes.
I don't think the super big, close up on the bad guys head makes that much sense compositionally either. I could understand it if it was supposed to be another character being referenced in someway. But just the human callous superbig?


That being said, Dave you amaze me. I wish I could do some of the things you do.
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby mudcat » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:56 pm

Sweet. Any chance you could post a slightly larger version for us half blind old timers, Dave?
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:51 pm

Here ya go!

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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby jason_maranto » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:16 am

Nice! :rawk: I have some serious envy of these -- Green Lantern is probably the only character in superhero comics I still really want to work on... and you do such a nice job on it... maybe someday.

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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby mudcat » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:49 am

Thanks Dave!
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Predabot » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:10 pm

Fantastic. Soft yet clear-cut, simple yet highly rendered. :rawk:

I don't quite understand why Ivan and Geoff chose to change the utterly bizarre original design of the Demon of the Empire of Tears tho..? That was sort of part of the original flipped-out Alan Moore appeal. :o
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Dylan » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:36 pm

Loving those colors Dave. Nothin' but respect right here. :]
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Re: Green Lantern covers

Postby Andrew Cramer » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:03 am

I'm loving this style you're using on the covers! Any chance of some sort of fractal tutorial thread? I'm busy trying to implement them in a book I'm working on but I dunno if I'm pulling them off right.

(btw: what is your monthly schedule like with all those books you're doing?? How many pages a week do you do?)
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