I wanted to kick off 2019 by being honest about my art and recognising I need to get better.
I'm pleased with the progress I've made in recent years but know I need to share ideas with other artists (who are better than me in order for me to level up). Looking at you
(PS if I've missed you off this list of people it doesn't mean I don't love your art...)
However getting better at something I'm working might help others at all levels so I'm going to leave these thread live on my DA page. Feel free to share ideas on the subject by commenting on this thread or linking to other resources such as your You Tube channel or blog.
So for the first thing I know I need to get better at...
Crowd scenes in comics!
Now I do understand perspective (to an extent, I'm not David Chelsea) but compositing a complex crowd scene is hard
Yep I know about having the horizon line cut through figures at the same place to keep everyone in perspective (assuming same height) but there's just so much more to composting the shape and centre of interest for the panel purpose on the story, spotting blacks, balancing mass of crowd with detail, architectural details of backgrounds etc.
How do you tackle a complex crowd scene panel? What approaches have you refined to make life and deadlines possible when drawing rich rewarding crowd scenes?