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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 7:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Steven Legge noted that there are a lot of pearls of wisdom here abouts. Sometimes finding these might be a laborious task. I thought maybe collecting them in their own thread, might help cut down on the searching.

Here are a couple to get started.

Depth:

“I encouragepeople to think in terms of line weights. The further away an
objectis, the thinner the lines. ”


Writing Tip:

“I have writtenthree published novels, so far, and in each instance I found the best"groove" to get into for writing the first draft was tobasically pretend I was not writing, but readingthe book. Just let it flow, whatever wants to come out. Later, whenyou start honing it into a second or third or fourth draft, you canturn it into English and pound out the lumpy parts. (When I startedmy surgery on "Whipping Boy" I cut no less than 11significant characters and more than 250 pages of story! And I wasstill left with about 750 pages!)”

Drawing:







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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

And here is a link to JB's notes on drawing circles in perspective:

Pearls of Wisdom

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Darren Taylor
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And more on Perspective here:

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom Two

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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 7:33am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Observations on Pencilling by John:

Pearls of Wisdom
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Darren Taylor
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Darren Taylor
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How to draw the "S" on Superman's chest:

Pearls of Wisdom


About half way down the page.
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Steven Legge
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 8:55am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Awesome, Darren! This is practically a new FAQ for technical questions.
Thanks for taking the time and putting it together!
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Darren Taylor
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Drawing Hands:

Pearls of Wisdom

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Darren Taylor
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Backgrounds:

Pearls of Wisdom

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Peter Martin
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I've read JB talking about Spider-Man's webbing before, but it's never fully clicked what he meant until I re-looked at that image above. Now it all makes sense. Thanks! 
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vishard chandool
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 11:33am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Thanks Darren (and of course JB). This is very helpful.
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vishard chandool
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Thanks Darren (and of course JB). This is very helpful.
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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 12:14pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

The Amazing, Progression of a Commission:

Here

And while it isn't tips from John, it is certainly a masterclass.
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Darren Taylor
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Drawing the Thing's Hide:

Pearls of Wisdom


About a third of the way down this page. But please stop and admire the fabulous commission at the head of the page.
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Charles Valderrama
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That Progression of a Commission is a favorite of mine… wish JB gave us a few more "peeks behind the curtain"…. but that's the artist in me talking!!!

Great thread idea, Darren!!

-C!
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John Byrne

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We shall now all sit back and wait for the buzzards to gather.
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Darren Taylor
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Tangents:

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Foot of this page.
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Darren Taylor
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We shall now all sit back and wait for the buzzards to gather.---JB

I hope not John. If that does turn out to be the case, I'd rather the thread was deleted.
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Eric Ladd
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I get the feeling that Darren has been waiting for this thread a long time. ;)
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Nathan Greno
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Great thread idea, Darren! I appreciate the complication.


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Nathan Greno
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I found some insightful "How To" (there's a chapter by John Byrne) in this book I recently bought...



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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 1:51pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Beautiful Byrne face (profile) on the top right there, Nathan.


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John Byrne

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Beautiful Byrne face (profile) on the top right there, Nathan.

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Beautiful, yes. Byrne, no. Juliet Jones by Stan Drake.

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Brian Floyd
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I have absolutely no clue who Agatha Crumm and Boomer
are...
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Carmen Bernardo
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Posted: 25 September 2014 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I had forgotten about JB's Thing drawing diagram. My recent attempts tried too much to be Rich Buckler's Thing, with biceps and pectorals and calf muscles.
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