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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 22 October 2014 at 10:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

@I thought you didn't do Backgrounds John?@

I think the wet looking road is a major success in the above splash! Great use of the toned paper to expand the depth of the image with the BG buildings.
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Darren Taylor
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Observations on Dynamisim:

Pearls of Wisdom.




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Darren Taylor
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Inking and perspective:

Pearls of wisdom.



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William Roberge
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One of my favorite threads...how to draw Galactus!
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William Roberge
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John Byrne Eyes.
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Dave Phelps
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Also of potential interest: JB's Slush Factory column about the proper number of panels to use in a scene:

Panel Crazy

For those who weren't aware that JB had a Slush Factory column, here's the archive:

http://www.slushfactory.com/columns/jb/
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Darren Taylor
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These are great, share more if you got 'em.
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Steven Legge
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So I fell behind making issue 2. Good thing Darren's thread is always here! Anyway, hopefully this file sharing thingy works.

Pearls of Wisdom 2 PDF

And here's the link to the first issue as well.

Pearls of Wisdom 1 PDF
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Darren Taylor
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Bad Writing?


Working from Home:



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Darren Taylor
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Spotting Mistakes:


Holding a Pencil:

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Darren Taylor
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Thoughts on Inking own work:


Pencil Grade:

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Darren Taylor
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A great thread dissecting the responsibility behind writing for an established character and the results of abusing that trust.


Contact! When reaction is not the result of action!


[Done Right]


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Darren Taylor
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Balloon Placement:


Storytelling:


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Darren Taylor
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Lettering:


Which Font app:




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Darren Taylor
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Pitt Pens:
#1

(Near the foot of the second page.)
#2
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Darren Taylor
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And while this is not a commentary on specifics, this is a visual minefield of information for the budding artist/inker. The thread has lots of nice observations about the order and process.

Step-by-Step



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Darren Taylor
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Observation on drawing Mr Fantastic:


(Top of the page)



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Joe Smith
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John Byrne

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For reasons unknown that Spider-Man "How-To" has caused a great deal of consternation among some fans, and even a few so-called "professionals."

"How dare you tell me/us how to draw Spider-Man!"

This despite the multiple times I have mentioned that it was no less than John Romita Sr who taught me this "trick" with the webbing.

sigh

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Joe Smith
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Let's file that under "people are afraid of things they don't understand." It took me four years to truly understand what you were saying, and I was the one begging for help!
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Darren Taylor
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I never 'got' Spider-man's webbing until I read John's (Byrne) Romita's advice. Up until then I was completely foxed by the way that the 'scallops' looked in perspective.



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Darren Taylor
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Drawing limbs in Perspective:


(Middle of the page)



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Darren Taylor
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Some great thoughts on the 'whys' & 'wherefors' of a cover:


(Around the middle of the second page, or there-abouts)

Great discussion and thoughts on staying on model:


(Throughout)
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Trevor Thompson
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I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes posting here as I may not have posted enough to 'earn' the right but I like to scour old posts to find words of wisdom from Mr Byrne about writing comics. Here are some observations I've found.

Scripting & Pacing.


This one about comic book writers needing to think visually is something I find very helpful. 


Again, Mods,etc. Please delete if this post is inappropriate. 
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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 1:02pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

And...for Prosperity, John demonstrates a common pitfall of drawing links in a chain:


(About halfway down the page)
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