The Deed is Done

5th Aug 2013, 8:00 AM
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The Deed is Done
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bbedlam 5th Aug 2013, 8:00 AM edit delete
bbedlam
So I survived Boston Comic Con and the portfolio reviews. Met with a few art directors/edtiors/artists and got some good feedback. They all gave me positive reviews for my storytelling, which makes me happy because I've worked pretty hard on that. Also was given some compliments on character designs and use of screen tones (not going overboard with it, etc). Told to work on anatomy and to do more reference work for backgrounds. Naturally the first instinct is to get defensive after the review and start thinking "well I think it looks better than so-and-so and they're getting work", but I silenced that inner defense right away because I went asking for reviews and advice, so why should I let myself feel wounded by the process. Screw that. I want to get better, not be complacent with what I can do *now*. I want to be improving. Special thanks to Phil Amara who went really in-depth with me, and of course again to his wife who was very patient through the whole thing. But also thanks to all the artists & editors at Boston Comic Con who took the time to look artwork and give feedback.
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White Owl 5th Aug 2013, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
White Owl
Welcome Back! Looks like Angelique has Loki's number, but he's having none of her righteous indignation. Good work on her face in Panel 3 and the looks of surprise on the Bulfincher's faces are good too.

I can't imagine this art getting better; I can't wait to see how you apply the advice you got!
bbedlam 5th Aug 2013, 9:59 PM edit delete reply
bbedlam
@White Owl - I am really happy with the first panel. I put a good amount of time into it, and hopefully it shows. Glad you like Angelique's face in panel 3 as well. Tried to make it a bit more expressive.

I hope my art gets better. Even if I hadn't received advice, I want to always be trying to improve.
Spikes 5th Aug 2013, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
I am really wondering if that was Odin on the last page. Loki isn't the trickster god for nothing after all. And if it WAS Odin and hes is working WITH Loki willingly ... O_O
bbedlam 6th Aug 2013, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
bbedlam
@Spikes - it's good to keep y'all wondering. Is it Odin? is it Loki? Is it a wascally wabbit? Did I just blow your mind? O_O indeed!
BittenUsagi 7th Aug 2013, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Can't wait to see what Loki wants out of the deal. Glad you survived the con! Good job taking the critiques & rolling with it. It's a hard thing to do a lot of the time I think.
bbedlam 7th Aug 2013, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
bbedlam
@BittenUsagi - taking critiques is HARD. Everyone has an ego and thinks that what they've done is really good, or at the very least there are parts of what they've done that they really like. Then you show it to someone who doesn't have anything vested in your work at all and they just go to town pointing out flaws. Now fortunately the people I dealt with were also pointing out what I am doing well, so that helps to cushion the blow. If I were 10 years younger, or 20 years younger, I'd have been angry and/or hurt, but I like to think I'm a bit more mature than I was in my 20's and 30s. I like to think that anyway :)