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Lounging Anne by cluedog Lounging Anne by cluedog
Lately, I've been working on another version (what was to be the final version) of the comic "Miss Doomsday". The image above was to be the second panel of page 2 (for the previous version, go here: [link] ). While this version is sexier and I really like the pose, the rest of the page just didn't cut it for me. Furthermore, I looked back at the earlier version and I really liked a lot of what I saw there. It isn't perfect but a lot of comic art isn't.

I'd been studying Wil Eisner's "The Spirit" and have been admiring the hell out of his artwork. However, I noticed that there were some strange anatomical anomalies in his work, incongruities in his backgrounds, and several other flaws. While I'm not in the same league as Mr. Eisner, I find I have perfectionist tendencies and, if something's not perfect, I scrap the whole thing.

I've just been thinking of going with the original version of "Miss Doomsday" seen here: [link] She's not as beautiful as the Anne above or in the new version of page 1 but a guy can go nuts drawing the same comic over and over.

Anyhoo, I'm just in my usual big ball of confusion, I suppose. I often find myself torn and tugged in various directions, artistically.

Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. :)
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zeogold Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
she looks friendly
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:iconcockyvonmurdrtitsiii:
this is actually scary cause it looks way to much like me XD
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Sobes81 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
and btw I really love the panel just as a picture. I think it is a greatly composed portrait of a character, something I would love to achieve in photography but haven't so far. All those details in the pic (pizza, posters, bra, headphones, ipod and especially the cat) help for characterisation (she definitely loves music, has a cool and strong attitude, used big and decent headphones, seems to be quite relaxed about herself halfnaked etc) and are great to look at. And I just love Anne's chilled attitude on that one, and her pose, and the cigarette smoke, and the play with sexiness/nudity here and the ashtray (she smokes a lot doesn't she? One of those buds is still smoking too ;) and and and. Could be a poster, should be a poster :love: Two thumbs up!
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Sobes81 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
IMHO: Greatest Anne so far. Nice expression, realistic figure (breasts seem to have weight and a nice size but are not too big and fit perfectly to the rest of the figure which is nicely feminine with real thighs etc), prettier than the old one but not too cute. I like that one.
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Martgritte Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture, the little details say a lot about Anne's character.
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:iconcockyvonmurdrtitsiii:
wow that looks like a night in my house XD :heart:
love it!
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Kloob Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's a great panel. I like this and the original equally. I also think that the very best work has flaws in it. The flaws are where the personality of the artist really creeps in and makes it distinct and different. That's just my take on it but if something's too perfect I find that slightly less interesting, hence Eisner is endlessly fascinating to me.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Poor kitty being her ashtray-holder... ah well, still a very nice shot of her in repose.
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imortalnothingness Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   General Artist
baaaaaaaaaaaaaw, KITTY!!!!

OuO
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I think this panel looks great, Zac. Maybe this isn't a good option if you want to have an original of the actual comic page, but sometimes, when I have panels that I like in a page, and others that aren't good and need to be redrawn, I arrange the page in photoshop, using the parts that I liked, and pasting the new artwork in the computer (if I can paste a drawing in the original page, I don't mind doing that as well). Again, with the computer arrangement one doesn't have an original page, but separated drawings, but it can be a great shortcut.

About Eisner (big fan), I think that studying a lot of awesome artists, one notices that there are certain flaws in their drawings, that don't come accross when one first gets into these people's work, but they don't really affect a reader's experience (unless there are serious mistakes...). That said, those flaws, I don't really know if calling them like that. A lot of artwork is just not "academically correct", but I think of a guy like Jack Kirby, for example, that would draw anatomy that doesn't really exist, but the work looked so strong, and much more charming than the work of other guys that would draw accurate anatomy... but I guess that's a matter of taste, and some readers want everything to be drawn as it would be in real life, while others don't mind as long as the artwork does a good storytelling job. :)
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