Matthew Manghi
Matthew Manghi
Vermont
Concept Artist for Privateer Press
Patrick Bosworth
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!
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks for the input!
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Steve Lenze
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 :)
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Matthew Manghi
Cool, thanks for the feedback!
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Matthew Manghi
6mo
I’m working on some practice pages. Here’s the first one. Written/illustrated/lettered by me.
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Matthew Manghi
I think you are really on the right track, and I really like how you are defining the form as a geometric shape. Plus I think proportions are looking pretty good. I’d say try to accentuate the “box” nature of the head. Try to draw it as a three dimensional form more than a 2d geometric shape. I did a quick draw over to illustrate (hope you don’t mind). You’ve got this for sure!
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Matthew Manghi
Here’s a couple fan art drawings I’ve done based on Street Fighter.
Matthew Manghi
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?
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Stan Prokopenko
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.
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Matthew Manghi
My question would be is that if this AI really learns as fast as they say, and it truly doesn’t matter if living artists work is in the training set, why not scrap the current AI and start over using only public domain work? If AI developers don’t care and artists do care, why not do what artists are asking? Lets “push the boulder” into the public domain. Also, what about creating some sort of tag artists can use when they post their work online that will signal to the AI to skip that image when it scrapes? Why not empower artists with choice, not tell us it doesn’t matter so you’re going to take our stuff anyway. I get the feeling that the AI crowd has gotten so excited about what they are doing that they have forgotten that it really does matter how you treat people along the way. I think what bothers me most about AI isn’t the tech, it’s the pervasive unwillingness of so many AI developers and supports to respect artists wishes regarding how artists own work is used. If I say I don’t want my work used in the training set, that should be respected. Full stop. If AI developers truly respect artists and it’s not just lip service, then they will give artists choice and control over how and if their work is used in the training set.
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@veryartthing
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.
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Matthew Manghi
I’m not sure if this course is right for me. Is there a syllabus somewhere that lists the lessons? Also if I buy it on presale when does the return window start? From the date of sale or the date of its release?
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@feras_a_alghareeb
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).
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Matthew Manghi
I would say try to keep the primary action line running through the whole gesture instead of breaking it up between the torso and legs. That will give more cohesion to the gesture. Added an image to hopefully help illustrate that a bit more.
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Matthew Manghi
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.
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Crimson The Vixen
I would like some criticism on my gestures as at first I tried to copy and follow along with Proko before doing some of my own poses I found online. Criticism is welcomed.
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Matthew Manghi
I like them, especially that last page where you really focused on the primary action line. I’d say just keep doing them!
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Matthew Manghi
Spidey drawing I did recently in procreate. Here’s both the inks and colors.
Matthew Manghi
2yr
Some art trying to get a feel/vibe for something I am working on these days.
@paper
It looks really good!Have that kinda william stout feeling,do you want feedback?
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Matthew Manghi
Glad you like it! I'm game for some feedback if you've got some.
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Gannon Beck
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Matthew Manghi
Thanks!
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Matthew Manghi
Drew this traditionally a while back, but decided to ink it in Procreate the other day.
Matthew Manghi
Jim Lee. I love his art and in watching his Twitch streams he has a great sense of humor and I think we would have a lot of fun working together.
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Matthew Manghi
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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Matthew Manghi
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.
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