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07 April 2011 @ 09:33 pm
look I've noticed a few terrible errors in my latest comics!

oh no, what went wrong!

I've always been fairly self critical when it comes to my drawing. This is healthy I think. Also, I draw without the company of fellow artists, cept for those here on the internet, so I rarely get feedback from my peers. Oh I get nice comments, and I love the nice comments, but as much as they keep me drawing they don't help me improve my drawing. I know the internet is a funny old place and we don't always know each other that well and want to be nice. But I could benefit from a little constructive criticism once in a while. I've bent the ear of a few artists in the pub asking for a bit of feedback, but I wouldn't mind it here on the internet too.

The mistakes above arn't really the things I'm worrying about, they're just me getting slack. What I need to know if I'm on the right track with is structure, pace, technique and all that gubbins, If you know where I'm going wrong, or how I could improve, artists I could look at etc, please feel free to tell me.
Nicola CurranStarbuckSixx on April 7th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
you're arms are proportional, arms a very long. Some chairs don't have arms, honest. That car is a little small.

I've often wanted to comment of the pace of your comics, I feel like I read the timing and the punchline is always on the money. I know it's not critasism but I wanted to say it for quite some time, but felt a bit lame.
Joe Decie: Hellojoedecie on April 7th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Don't feel lame, comments are always welcome.
W JCWarwickJC on April 9th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
If you're drawing you're translating a story into images. Conveying, action , sound and mood. Artwork that strives to be realistic often suffers from losing these extra elements. I did not notice any of these issues reading your stuff and am working hard to find these things as faults.

On the other hand, problem solving while working is half the fun.

Ace work Joe
Joe Decie: starjoedecie on April 9th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree. I think often my drawings can look a bit static. Especially when I work directly from a photo. I guess the flattening pushes all the soul out.

Thanks for commenting Warwick.
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
i think your comics suck and mr salmon would be fuming with your lack of effort.

is this helpful?

Joe Decie: starjoedecie on April 14th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you.
Cementimentalcementimental on April 17th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)