This is awesome! Fun visual storytelling leading the eye through the world, great shot of the character which naturally leads the eye up to the door of the bar! Well done! My suggestion would be to make this page 2! You have a great page turn panel where Silas smashes through the door, it makes me want to know what happens next! So much of your first panel is mostly covered by your lettering and it's a great shot with a lot of opportunities for some more visual cues about the environment. You could start panel 1 of this page with "This duty as led me here in search of the shards of the Elder Sigil" where you see Silas finding the clue in the street, and use the rest of the panel 1 narration for an awesome Page 1 establishing Arkham Massachusetts, Miskatonic Library, maybe tease some of the horrors to come, and introduce Silas in his role as Librarian. I wasn't sure if the first panel on this page was the ruins of Miskatonic Library, or out in the world. Can't wait to see more, keep it up!
Hey Matthew Cool page, and nice drawings. I only had one thing that stood out to me, and that is the sign of the bar and door. I think that to establish them, you should have them appear in the first panel. I know you have the little flag at the top, but it gets lost and is not near the center of interest, which is where people are going to look first. Just a thought :)
I have a practical question here. I’m wondering if we post art but not tag it with any description can the AI still use it? If I post a drawing and label it just “Art” will the AI know how to classify it for the scraping? Is that an AI “safe” way to post images?
I hope you found this talk interesting or atleast informative. I plan on taking up Evan’s invitation to San Francisco, but would like to get your thoughts before I take the trip. Let me know in the comments what you would like me to ask developers and others in the AI space.
If I'm honest, I really hope you team up with other high profile artists and teachers to do something to stop this. This video showed me that the developers of this technology are either lying or incredibly naïve, and given that they are charging money for these tools its probably the former. The fact that they are selling a program that was built off the copyrighted work of innumerable independent artists and corporations is absurd. This guy basically responds to the issue of the copyrighted work in their dataset by saying it doesn't matter. That somehow, they are not responsible for the data they trawled off the web being full of stuff they had no legal permission to use. He then claims that even if they did remove it, it wouldn't change anything. But that is a lie: if they didn't need it, they wouldn't be using it. Its inexcusable, and the fact that they already did it is no reason we can't hold them accountable. Please team up with other creators to file legal action against them. AI is going to be a big part of the future, but as Steven Zapata pointed out, we do not have to roll over an accept it being done in a way that has zero respect for the people that came before it. AI still has a long way to go before it overtakes the industry completely, so there's still time to at least try to soften the blow and make sure these people who blatantly stole from others are held accountable for it. You've helped me so much with art, and for a few years I genuinely believed art could be my future. I believed it could be the future of so many others as well, and eagerly pointed them to your content so that we could learn and grow together. Now I am pleading with you to do what you can to stop people from stealing the work of others. You have the power to really represent a lot of artists, both big and small. Please do something.
I'm new to drawing, and I've been trying to practice gesture. I've done many gesture drawing sessions, yet I feel as if I'm still not getting it right. Here are some of my drawings, most of these were done in 30 seconds. Does anyone have any advice or critique they could give me? (Sorry about the shadows in the images).
I’d say never stop doing gesture entirely. I still start every day with a couple quick gesture drawing to get warmed up before work. I think it helps keep you fresh and gets you warmed up and will continue to improve your art. That said, once you have a working understanding of gesture I’d suggest not spending all your time on it. Do a few a day to warm up, then move on to other study. That helps integrate it into your art routine. Art in general is a long game, but I think that’s especially true of the benefits of gesture.
I'd like to draw some comic books. I've also done some character concept art for a miniatures games company and that was a lot more interesting than I thought it might be so I would like to do more of that. I'm also working on my painting a bit so I can do more in terms of illustration. I think I'm trying to cast a wide net, but I'm interested in all of it, so I figure why not.
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Bummed I didn’t get to finish this in time due to a back injury. I like it though so I thought I’d share the unfinished version here anyway.