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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2008
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    In case anyone is interested, here's my sketch page for my Capt. Justice entry, with some extra notes and unused concepts. If I get bored later this week (HAH!), I may take a stab at Titanic Tower...
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    @Paul Sizer: I think I might like these sketches even better than the finished version! They're so fluid and dynamic! Love the design of the Hover ship as wel.
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    Yeah, Paul. I think that your inclusion of the sketches is really great, but then, so is your drawing and concept. I actually liked that you fleshed out your image with a description of their world, even if it is frowned upon. Perhaps I enjoyed it because it was so good, as opposed to having to drudge through some fanboy's fantasy fan-fic... And you redesigned the fucking letter J!!! Crazy.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    I added some of the team - I thought Midge should hang with "The Black Napolean" ---
    • CommentAuthorseandehey
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    @ paul sizer - octopus coat + octopus logo = hell yes
    • CommentAuthorseandehey
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008 edited
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    ‘I mean, yeah, The Professor and The Captain helped out, sure, but Ultra-Science and invincible fists didn’t climb the Tower into orbit and repel the Void Star...' more here.
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    (Captain) Justice is blind, as the saying goes. Midge is his guide (seeing-eye) kid, thus the disturbing harness. No explanation for the matching pants and boots, or the excessive mutton chops. I almost mutton-chopped the kid too. And yes, that's a Gavel of Justice. GUILTY!
    Kapitan Justice!
    Too much great work to comment on. You are all brilliant!
    @Stoffer - Glad someone else went nuts with the homo-eroticism!
    Apologies for my crap photo. Still no scanner.
    Note: Professor is based on Doc Cochrane, for all the Deadwood fans.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Thanks to the network at Whitchapel for advice re posting.

    captain justice
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Excellent work everyone!! Too many to single out anyone.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Good to see there's such a devoted "octopus" following here; I've loved drawing the damn things since third grade! Thanks for the nice words on the sketches also. I still struggle with keeping the energy of a good sketch going into final art, just gotta keep practicing I guess. I also cleaned up the "J" symbol a little since I first posted it.

    I too was worried that my description was a little long, but I see this as an elevator pitch; your reader is trapped for a few seconds, give 'em the basics, something to remember, a few tidbits before the door opens and they run away screaming. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission, right? And I've been on the receiving end of way too many "fanfic" spews, so I try and keep it simple and to the point.
    • CommentAuthorseanmason
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Captain Justice

    I haven't done any sketching in ages (and posted on here maybe three times) so thought I'd give it a go.
    • CommentAuthorseanmason
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    I forgot that I was ripping off Fallout with the wrist computer, but it seems very evident now. The idea behind the gun is that you plug it into the wrist computer, calibrate and set it, then feed that into the goggle for accuracy and aiming information. The gun itself is outfitted with a five-lense camera that will photograph and recognize potential targets in the area, and the computer would then organize the information to feed into the goggles. I'm sure you could play Tetris on it, too.

    He was going to have a big belt with different hand attachments, but it looked too cluttery, and I wanted to keep him at least a small semblance of simplicity on his person.

    I imagine the tanks are oxygen, but to explain why is to break the rules!

    I really like the idea of a hot used battery mortar function. :P

    (and yeah, his legs look weird)
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      CommentAuthorAlberto
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008 edited
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    @rainbowblight Sexiest comment on one of my sketches ever. I'm glad you liked him. Thanks a lot.

    @kyle-latino Thank you too, Kyle. The I-pod on his shoulder is supposed to be a GPS (=robot parrot) and the tattoo reads "Bangladesh Gang". I don't know what that means and I'm not sure I wanna know either. I still think he lacks some cool iconic weapon, like the whale harpoon you included. That was a great addition.

    Next time I'm invited to a wedding, I want a CthulhuPunk trench coat like Paul Sizer's.

    Keep It rolling guys.
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      CommentAuthorSantapau
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Justice
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    Juan:

    I think that made me piss myself a little.

    Thank you.
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    @Paul Sizer your sketches are almost as cool as the finished art. I dig the little details, like the figurehead for the hovership! killer ;)
    @Santapau
    Totally incredible!!! I love your art style! And cyborg gorillas of doom are pretty damned cool too!

    Rock on,
    Rainbow Blight
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    @ Paul Sizer I really like the crispiness of the sketch work. If you dont mind, what medium do you use for initial sketch?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    I wish I was drawing like I used to - but here's some more rambles:
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008 edited
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    @IDesign
    I have been using MangaStudio EX 3.0 for all my sketching and digital inking. MangaStudio has THE best digital inking tools I've ever used, and with a big Wacom, it's nearly the same as inking by hand with a brush or pen. It's like PhotoShop geared specifically for comic making, and it kicks ass. Only makes black and white comics, but it's built for panels/pages/inking/sketching/pencilling. I sketch and ink in MangaStudio, then port it over to Photoshop for colors.

    I also recommend getting the rubber pen nibs that Wacom makes, as it make the pen drag more naturally, which I found I missed with the standard stylus' hard plastic nib.
    And yes, I am a colossal nerd about this, but it works so well, I gotta nerd out.

    @Alberto: Thanks so much for inventing the word "ChthuluPunk".