Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Good + Bad Times

These pages are from the Marvel Age Team Up #4 script by Todd Dezago. Big shout out to Todd for sending me the script! I had a lot of fun doing this and I hope that it made me a stronger artist. There are definitely things I would change. No page is without some need of tweeking, that's for sure. But, as promised, here are the 5 sample pages I took with me to the Emerald City Comic Con... warts and all. Feedback is always welcome. Good or bad, as long as it is constructive, it's all good.

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Blogger mellon said...

Good pick on the story, it has a bit of everything in it.

Your story-telling is good and clear, my only complaint is that since you've got a "Kirby-esque" lean to your style, if you wanted, you could push things a bit more in the dramatic with poses and angles and exaggeration of the people.

From a drafting point of view, there's a lot of loose drawing/sketchiness going on in every page... You want to make the best impression possible, so I think you might want to look at tightening up the finished pencils a lot more. No offense, but these look like they're a lightbox session away from being tight, finished pencils. I only mention that because some figures are tightly penciled, but most of the figures and backgrounds, not so much. You're not penciling for an inker, you're penciling to get work.

The energy is great though, it really comes through in those fight panels.

Good stuff, and good luck, sir!


April 08, 2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

Thanks for the comments, sir.

Yeah, the panels are a little too static in places. After the show, I did a few changes to some of the panels to see if I could ramp up the dynamics. They looked much better. Super heroes are something that i don't usually draw, so it's kind of a learning curve, of sorts. I'd like to think that the next time i do this, I'll have the dynamics a little sharper.

Regarding the sketchiness, I think that sketchiness originates with the fact that I usually ink my own pencils and I don't tend to need them too tight. I totally agree that I should have tightened them up more for this, as this was sort of a job interview. Erik Larsen pointed out a few of the backgrounds as too loose for inkers to really know what to do with them.

Thanks again for the comments, Kevin!

April 08, 2009 10:49 AM  
Blogger Steven Forbes said...

Jason, nice work. I'd point out the same things that the others have, but since it's already done for me... ;)

Shoot me an e-mail. I may have something for you sometime down the road.

April 08, 2009 11:05 AM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

Thanks for the comment, Steven. I'll email you right now.

April 11, 2009 9:49 PM  

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