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Con Prep 3: Corey Butler

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Today's critique is for Corey Butler, aka CoreArt, who you can find here-- [link]
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SheldonGoh's avatar
That was a GREAT crit, Reilly. Seriously. And I'm in awe that you took the time to rework the panel composition in that Superman page. Nothing like SHOWING an artist what to do vs. just talking about it.

Great stuff. :)
Alexcat321's avatar
keep it up. Hopefully Ill have my stuff to you soon.
Charishawk's avatar
I find these critiques completely fascinating to read, even though I myself can only draw...well, something slightly more complicated than stick figures, but only just. But hey, you don't have to be an artist to appreciate good art or a good critique, eh?

Also I think it's fantastic that you're doing this for other artists wanting to break into comics. Kudos.

- Emily (a.k.a. foresthouse on Twitter. Yes, *I* have a too-many-aliases problem, but then again, that's because I am secretly a spy, so it works for me. P.S. Don't tell anyone, as it is a SECRET.)
ReillyBrown's avatar
ReillyBrownProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you're enjoying them!

Hopefully people besides the ones I'm critiquing directly will find the suggestions and information useful.
Charishawk's avatar
I'd think so. :)

Plus I am just one of those people who likes to read stuff like this. I picked up the "Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way" comics that came out recently even though I am not particularly planning to try breaking into comics anytime soon (although it would be FUN). Heh.

P.S. I realize I should be *way* more savvy than this, as I am actually generally Good At The Internet, but...is there a place on DeviantArt where you can see all the times that people responded to your comments on *their* stuff? I know I've missed notes and responses before. *sigh* Anyway, you use DA a lot so I figured perhaps you might have the answer. :)
CoreArt's avatar
Hey, Reilly, thanks a bunch for the critique.
I've already fixed the name issue; I put my full name in my signature for comments, and at the top of my profile. I may grudgingly give up "CoreArt" to create "CoryButler"... maybe.
I'm glad you pointed out my composition problems. I was trying to make a unique composition for each panel, but making a thought-out composition for the page itself never crossed my mind.
I'm going to lose the Superman pages this year, but I'm going to try to fix the Cigaretta pages a little bit (funky mouthes, Xs, weird shading). I'm going to keep the boring-ass backgrounds just because I don't have enough time to research them thanks to good ol' jury duty.
I would never have thought to bring Blanket Boy or Faun. I'll also take Aayla Secura, Cheetara, a Deadpool, Green Lantern, an Iron man, Uhura Onyx and some sequential art along for the ride.
DC's talent search is just a drop box. Then you come the next day to see if they want to interview you. So I'll drop off my portfolio anyways; I guess there's nothing to lose.
Anyways, the Superman farmhouse told me to tell you to go to hell, but I myself would like to tell you that I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my work and give me an honest critique.
ReillyBrown's avatar
ReillyBrownProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad you found it useful!
I'm sure your next set of samples will be much stronger.
Good luck at the con!
FrontierComics's avatar
FrontierComics Digital Artist
gosh, i really love your critiques. i'm making some mental notes myself :)
ReillyBrown's avatar
ReillyBrownProfessional Traditional Artist
Good! That's why I'm doing these publicly, so that other artists can pick a thing or two up as well.
jasonbaroody's avatar
jasonbaroodyProfessional Traditional Artist
these are great crits, riles.
nice work.
ReillyBrown's avatar
ReillyBrownProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks Jay!
HolyMane's avatar
HolyManeHobbyist Traditional Artist
i fucking love the way you critique stuff!
without smoothing things ,i wish people were more like that when giving criticism :\
ReillyBrown's avatar
ReillyBrownProfessional Traditional Artist
Yeah. I'm trying to help people, and telling someone "this looks great!" when it doesn't isn't doing anyone any good.
shaotemp's avatar
shaotempProfessional Digital Artist
I think it's so good that you are doing this. Back in my day...all we had were cons and face to face time...which was hard to get.

Your a good man Charlie Brown!
ReillyBrown's avatar
ReillyBrownProfessional Traditional Artist
Ha! Thanks!
That's actually one of the reasons I'm doing this. Sometimes at cons it's hard to get time to really look at someone's stuff, and also I feel like I keep saying the same few things over and over again.
This way I can check someone's stuff out and anyone else can read what I have to say and apply that to their own work.
shaotemp's avatar
shaotempProfessional Digital Artist
Think about it...this biz is soo hard that people even help potential competition. Artists are helpful by nature, I believe, but still; those on the ground floor understand the complexity of the biz that they dont mind helping those of us trying to breakthrough.
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