well thnx dude... even tho' its not what accepted it to look like on the first place hey, i can't do that digital ink thing... what did you use? adobe illustrator? how the hell you make a line thick 'n thin like u'r invisible woman pic?
wow... like... brush?! WOW!... i thought you vectorized the line, i still do ink traditionally with brushes 'n some drawing pen, i can't afford an intuos3 for now, its freekin' expensive! i only have a graphire3... its like half the pressure... well, that'll do for now... still learnin' 'n stuff didtcha..like..workin' in comics professionaly? i'm plannin' on comin' to the states, did you have any advice on where should i go to work on comics 'n stuff?
I have to say that you've given me a complement that you might not realize. I've never worked professonally in comics. I've worked with a few friends on amature stuff. So thanks for thinking my stuff was at a pro level!!
KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING BY HAND!!! Learn to control the tools of the trade. Learn color theory. Learn art history. Practice, practice, practice!!! Put the computer away and get some water colors or even acrylic and learn to really paint - then use the computer as an extension of what you are doing, never as as and end to it's means.
As for getting work... That's a tough one that no one has every really answered. It's a lot of hard work and somehow mixed magically into the process is meeting the right people at the right time. Conventions are good, but have your stuff together. Do a Google search to look for a few articles about how to put a portfolio together and show it. Get work at indies first, then after you get published, look to move to the Big Three.
Lastly, expand your abilities to be able to do other types of art. Don't limit yourself to just a "comic book" style. Some of the top comic book artist have and currently do other forms of art. Book covers, adds, advertisements, illustration, portraits, cartoons, STORY BOARDS (big $$$ in this - even Neal Adams said so) etc. This way, as you are trying to get your start in doing what you want, you won't starve to death waiting for that big break. You'll be doing work and expanding your tallents and abilities.
Check out one of my favorite comic book artists web sites here: [link]
Home boy had MAD illustration skills and has marketed himself to a place where he is doing a bunch of different stuff.
umm... well your invisible woman really caught my eye, the lines were so neat... just love 'em
i'm also workin' with my friends here for comic werks at small press there in the states too... but nowadays, its like from pencil sketches to digital paint... AARGH... no job for fahkin' inker! so thats why i learn colorin' right now... haha...
'n ofcourse i think every comic artist always have other job like designing or makin' storyboards, thats what i do for a livin' here... i just wanted a different atmosphere... 'n since i was born in the state ( 'n that makes me a US citizen, cool... ) the best choice is to go there rather than like europe or japan ofcourse , just didn't know where to go for a job
I hear ya. You just need to put together a really good portfolio and a good resume. Then look for a city that's big enough to support graphic design places and get the paper or do online searches for work near by.
I'm not the best person to ask in that I work for a major university here in the US as the supervisor of their inhouse sign shop. Basically because it's a university job, it's local government, so my pay is dirt compaired to woking somewhere else.