Jim Lee drawing Aquaman
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Paul Olsen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuJOrtJU9Zs This is the kind of videos that really inspires me to draw. I think Jim Lee is awsome! It seems to me that there is not a lot of comic fans in this community. Am I right? What do you guys think of some action packed comic art? Do you see it as "less valuable" than fine art? Or "same thing, just a different style"? I'm still a beginner, but are there anyone better at drawing the figure in any (often extreme) pose seen from any (often extreme) angle than comic book artists? And everything done from imagination.
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Stan Prokopenko
Paul, I'm currently working with several comic artists and even a major comic brand to produce some comic courses. Can't reveal any names yet because its still in the early days, but its on the horizon. I don't think comics are any less valuable than fine art.
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Matthew Manghi
Well, I certainly would get a lot out of that. Comic art is definitely my Jam, though I do think the more sort of "classical art" training you have/understand ultimately the better your comic art will be. the media is different for comics, but a lot of the underlying principles are the same.
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Paul Olsen
AWSOME! I can't wait! Proko courses are the best courses, and I will definitely buy the premium.
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Liandro
By the way, @Paul Olsen, I wouldn't kid myself into thinking that comic artists draw everything from imagination! Jim Lee is one of the "masters", so he can draw greatly without reference, yes, but that's not the case for the majority out there, who use reference all the time and sometimes even trace over images, especially when production schedule is short. :)
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Paul Olsen
I'm sure you are right about that! Or as Alex Raymond did (correct me if I'm wrong!) with Flash Gordon. He started out using his imagination but after a while he made enough money to use live models posing for him in the studio. Pretty cool!
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Liandro
I love comics! Although I'm not a fan of superhero comics, I'm more into humorous strips (Bill Watterson, Jim Davis) and "real-life" stories (Will Eisner, Craig Thompson). I think judging comic art compared to fine art is tricky, there's a lot of aspects to take into consideration... so, for short, I'd say neither that "one is less or more valuable than the other", nor that "they're the same thing, but in a different style" - instead, I think I'd say they're completely different "categories" of art. Fine art is anchored in a long tradition throughout history, while comics only popped up as we know it now in the 19th-20th century due to press and entertainment media. I guess I'd rather think of fine art and comics as two separate "branches" of one same bigger "tree" - they kind of come from a similar core, but they diverge at different points towards independent directions. That's my take on it! :)
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