Art! Show us your visual art.
The Attachment is one of my Basquiatty pieces. I like gettin' all Basquiatty.
Wow Chester, it electrocuted my eyes looking at it... You painted it or bought it...? That's awesome, and neurotic in a good sense.
That's from the time when I was trying to draw stuff and I wanted to take art classes. I guess there was no online art workshop I could take.
Some stuff I've been working on, I've been trying to get enough together to launch a webcomic, but its a slow process, because visual art is not necesarrily my strong point so instead I have to assemble things pixel by pixel and it still isn't coming out as smooth as I want it to. I also have a lot of other stuff to work on and for the forseeable future the webcomic is on the back burner.
Attached is Page 3, that Statue of Liberty picture is further in, its one of the character's introduction panels.
@ Liana: I electrocuted your eyes? Damn it my aim is still off. That image is amazing. I didn't know you drew. Is that on paper? With ink? What? I want answers.
@Nicholas the Saint: That is some good shit. Cyber Comics. The text is genius. Like the Flash Thread! Totally tells your short story.
Yes, I think it wouldn't hurt to play with the images some more, but please don't lose the roughness. Good shit. But my advise is that of a gutter slosh.
@Liana: That is real cool looking.
@Chester: I do not believe that anyone else has ever considered me saintly in any way shape or form, but thank you. I have about 65 pages of notes to draw quotes and lines from (but not the heart to write a "superhero novel"). Samantha Mulder there (The Invincible FBI Agent) isn't like, an antagonist because I don't like straightforward antagonists, I tend not to write them, but she works against the main characters for most of the first season of strips. The main characters, the really cool ones, are this super-Catholic Peruvian illegal immigrant who can transmute the elemental composition of matter, and an ancient Vampire creature called Set who produces illusions and traces his life back through all the vampire myths of mankind since he was given the name Set by ancient Egyptians. While these sort of mutants in the story have always existed more or less side by side with humanity and tried to stay out of each other's business, I don't know if you notice in the Statue of Liberty picture, but there is something... inaccurate about the 21st Century NY Skyline... because since mutants prevented 9/11 they have been more likely to publicize their status as "Differently Abled Americans." So Set and Raul aren't fighting against racism so much or even really working together towards the same goals, so much as gradually getting caught into a vast conspiracy against whom they are forced to co-operate. It's called Delusions, we have the webspace up and calibrated, but again, its a back-burner project for now. And no, I do not want to take the visual direction into the orthodox realism of the comic book world, but I still think I can clean it up some. In any event, those particular panels are not the "problem children" for that sort of thing.
I also http://cache.smashwire.com/bookCovers/26b4905b3a404384180a5015f9a198171608a170 did the cover for Citizens.
As for your huge pile of guitairs and other string instruments, I like it a lot. Very colorful and it has this deconstructed feel to a lot of them that I particularly enjoy.
Thanks NK - hey, so I wasn't wrong when I immediately thought Scully seeing your cartoon! Her name is Mulder, funny...
Chester, it was simple pencil but then I darkened it on the computer.
lol, yeah, it is totally an Xfiles reference, she is named Samantha Mulder and she is driven by the search to find her long ago abducted brother Fox. When my collaborator and I were drawing her we kept saying "As much like Scully as possible"
That way if anyone ever accused me of ripping off Xmen I can just say, do you mean Xfiles?
I mean, she even has the "I want to believe" poster behind her.
Sometimes I like to draw pictures of South America. Why South America? I don'tknow. I like South America. It's the prettier America, cartographically speaking.
I posted this in the picture thread, but I guess it's more suited here. Disclaimer: this isn't my work. My boyfriend is a graphic designer and made this movie poster as a tribute to his favorite film and novel.
Raelyn, tell Your Boyf Chester said 'nice work.'