I think we've all had those moments where we see our older stuff and think "man, I should have..." But we all get "better" with time. As for your work...Christian, you F$#@%ing Own your pages man!!! You're coloring is the cherry on Joe's cake..LOL. seriously though you guys make an AMAZING team!!! I hope Joe finds some time to do more work in comics in the future!
Chris, I knew you were the insane color guy and all, but holy moly, post some more of your own artwork. Everyone thinks their stuff from a few years ago is cringe-causing (I think my crap from yesterday sucks) it's what pushes us to get better.
You got skills from scratch, post more!
This piece is better than 90% of the character design stuff out there.
You're just being humble, which definitely adds to your respectability (is that a word?). If I flipped open a artbook, from any popular company- let's say...Blizzard for example(world of Warcraft/Starcraft)--I would not be surprised to see this illustration in there among their great designs and artwork.
If you did this a couple years ago, you've only gotten better. I can't wait to see more of your stuff. Thanks for the time, man. Continued success to you.
I completely understand and I agree with you there.
I can't see the mistakes you do cause I'm not at the same level as you and even if I was that doesn't mean that I would see them because I didn't make it. You are about ten years older than me so these things don't come as a surprise.
Now, if you didn't reply to this it might mean you are too busy or I was calling you out. I think it's safe to say that you aren't fishing for complements. You have no need to.
BTW Your painting skills and techniques are the only ones that I think belong with Joe Mad's art. It just doesn't look the same without the ol' liquid style.
what i enjoy the most from your pictures/colorings are the tiny details that you put into it...the small highlights all around a person/piece that really bring it to like and give it a very original look...no exception here...you've been my hero for a while now...keep it up!
I don't think I have them for any of the ones I posted. But to sort of answer your question - its an odd process because the pencils tend to be super loose, and messy... and I do it on purpose, because this way I get to 'finish' it in color... if I drew tight, I'd be bored halfway through painting it... so not sure the pencils would make all that much sense to any other human being but me... I also think I do that because if I work over someone else I constantly have to worry about being clean and precise (less with painting on pencils), so that when I get a chance to work on my own junk, I tend to want to do the opposite, and just be loose. Not sure if that makes sense...
First of all thanks for taking the time, it means a lot. I guess I can understand what you are saying. Lately I've been sketching really fast just to set the idea & go right ahead to coloring it. During the coloring I get to fix, delete and re-arrange some of the sketchy stuff, in that same way & for some unknown reason, I tend to approach (color) my art differently that to those made by others. Every time I do something of mine is never quiet what I expected though But you rule. Thanks again friend, I appreciated.