Never bring your fists to a bat fight. Or something. Here I was mostly going for something quicker, looser, and more dynamic than the set pieces I've been doing lately.
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Has he already hit the fellow in front? It rather looks like he’s getting ready to swing rather than in his backswing.
Is he using that elusive “brick bat” that you talked about in the last bad super costumes post?
@Dan: Maybe he’s winding up for a second hit…
Yeah, looking at it now I think you’re right Dan, that’s the stance a right-handed person would take before he swings, which is the opposite of what I was after. Which is because he’s … um … left handed! Yes, that’s the ticket, I did this on PURPOSE because clearly, the guy is left handed. Phew!
This is the downside of trying to draw like a blog, raw and mostly unedited. Sometimes big mistakes make it through, more often stuff that’s just ok goes up, and only every now and then is something truly good put on display.
But hey, that’s how I roll — raw and uncensored. Both in the development of the HeroMachine app and now, through these illustrations, my development as an artist, you’re all in on it right at the ground level. It’s a little scary for me sometimes, as my impulse is not to put things up that might reflect badly on myself, but I think honesty and a willingness to take a beat-down when it’s deserved (as it usually is!) makes for much more interesting reading for you and a much better end result for me. And the rest of the people who have to either use the program, or look at what I draw!
Which is a roundabout way of saying thanks to anyone posting constructive criticism about anything on this site, I don’t mind it at all as it makes all the work better at the end of the day.
Jim Gordon teaching Det. Flass a lesson (Year One)? Jim Gordon, himself, a ‘bat’ man. 🙂
Not my favorite of yours, (I personally like the fantasy and stuff) and not your best, (Reasons including the cherubic features of the slugee, and the extremely slim waste on that dude) but it’s still good.