Paradise's cartoons (safe for work unless your boss hates bright colors)

ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Artist's Corner
Tell me what you think:
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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I think you're missing the 3rd panel where the robots contemplate what has been said and what will occur in rapt silence.

    edit: also put some gutters between the panels to help enforce the separation.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I disagree napp, I feel like this works as is. It's sort of jarring and fast paced both in art style and writing and I like that. Do you have any more to share? A body of work tends to yield better crits than 1 or 2 pieces
    also welcome to the ac :)

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Approved. :lol:

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Reminds me of Ringo Huggins/MANeatingCLOTHES' stuff. Which is to say I like it a lot and you should post more. I wouldn't mind gutters, myself, though.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i dig.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Thanks for the compliments and criticism, you guys. Every bit of it is appreciated. Like gutters. I forgot about those guys.

    Hmm... a body of work, Beavotron? I've only made about five comic strips in my lifetime. The one with the robots was hatched on Monday; here's one I made today:

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    From this one I learned to never fill large spaces with magic markers. It's like torture.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have no idea why, but I laughed :^:

    edit: and, while the gutters do a good job of adding timing, i think this would have been better served if the gutter was smaller and there was just some extra white space at the top of the second panel

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    These are hugely refreshing from the usual fare people post on here; Endearingly weird and I like the fact you draw, write and colour by hand.

    Reminds me a lot of Matt Brinkman's work, actually, which I am a fan of. Weirdness is always funnier that plain-but-trying-to-be-funny.

    Good work.

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    That mouth immediately reminds me of

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yellowguy Stripeypants is my hero.

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  • FuzzFuzz Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    In the first comic I like how the robot maintains the same happy face, but because he's upside down it looks like a sad face.

    It's neat.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    hahah man it reminds me of weird illustrative work from the 70s
    i really like these! keep doing em!

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hey you guys! Here's what's in my latest sketchbook.
    It's nearly 100% composed of character sketches.

    Let me know what you think! They're in reverse chronological order, and after these first ones, they're broken into spoiler packets due to size:

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    more in these spoilers:
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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I like your style.

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  • FuzzFuzz Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I really like your style. I'm not an artist, but I can see it definitely has a style to it that is bizarre and cool. Looking forward to more comics.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    These are fun illustrations. How big are these actually? I would suggest getting some copic markers. If you work smaller it might be better for filling in things.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Muchas gracias, amigos!

    That last post was from an 8.5x11" sketchbook which was scanned in at 75 dpi. So the drawings aren't big, really.

    The process: All but a few of the characters started as silhouettes, which I made with a yellow Sharpie Accent highlighter. After that, I defined their outlines and interior characteristics with a twin tip black Sharpie. Any other colors were added at the end with a handful of broad line Crayola markers. And just to be clear, I did them one at a time. (Just as a suggestion, doing these is a great way to work on your understanding of silhouettes.)

    Hey thanks for the Copic markers suggestion, PROX. I just looked them up, and I'm salivating over all of the color/shade variations and nib styles. I want these!

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Paradise make comic! Paradise want constructive criticism!

    FYI, this one didn't start with highlighter silhouettes. Thanks for any feedback, people!

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  • BroganBrogan Registered User
    edited February 2010
    When I saw some of your images, they kind of reminded me of some of those Picasso 'Franco' comic pics.

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    I mean that in a good way. Pretty cool imagination you've got there.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Thanks, Brogan.
    That "Dream and Lie of Franco" series is pretty crazy. It's visually confusing, but I like it anyway.
    Picasso used to rub me the wrong way, but over the years I started to really appreciate his work.

    After all, cubism produced lots of truly beautiful images.

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  • worstcaseworstcase Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I love your colors. And those silhouettes of your characters make me so very very very happy.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Man those marked characters are just delightful. You should should run out and buy a set of Prisma colors stat.

    Not to nudge you away from doing things in your sketchbook, because they're fab, but have you ever tried something like Illustrator? The nice simplicity of your work seems to be screaming to be vectorized.

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  • Mes3Mes3 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm gonna go against the grain here...

    I hate everything you've posted in your thread. It looks like something a third grader would draw.

    I've been drinking, btw.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I would totally pay money for a whole book of these, like those Mr.Men books. I found a good one for you Mes. Or maybe Mr. Drunkie would be more appropriate.

    All you need to do is get some more color variation and perhaps tone the saturation down a bit.

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  • Mes3Mes3 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I found a good one for you Mes. Or maybe Mr. Drunkie would be more appropriate.


    Drunk or sober at least I know how to link to shit properly.

    I don't mean to sound harsh, I just don't like what you do (Mr. Men included, Worm. Which reminds me, we should collaborate on something together again :)).

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Brogan, that means so much coming from you, seeing how your work is fantastic.

    Earthwormadam, Illustrator is my favorite graphics program. It's been a year since I last got to use it, but Illustrator makes everything easier... especially dealing with color hues and values. I want to get more color variation; that's why I want some Copic markers.

    Pretty much all I get to use right now are these:

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    and occasionally:

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    Incidentally, I don't have any work I can sell, but your compliment is appreciated anyway, Earthwormadam.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Oh yeah don't get me wrong Crayolas can be fantastic! Also you should sometime try to color on top of your makers with some nice colored pencils, as you can get some really cool results with that.

    I think just getting some more variety in colors would go a long way, cause right now your images are saturated with heavy blues and reds.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Just a few sketches I did to start getting back into the swing of things... and by "things" I mean doing art.

    Nothing special, really. Although that blue guy's kind of cool I guess. What do you think?

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Rare movement disorder. :lol:

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You need to make a comic ASAP.


    And if you already are, you need to slap me for not knowing about it sooner.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thanks Napp, but I don't make a comic. Someday. It takes a lot of time and effort to do a regularly-updating comic, and presently I'm very busy. Also, I don't want to fall into the habit of ramsoomarian updating.

    New page of sketches, btw:

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    top left guys owns

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  • worstcaseworstcase Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I love everything you do

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Earthwormadam: Italic comments? Awesome, thanks.
    Worstcase: Thank you very much.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    These are sketches I did at school today. That demon-looking guy on the top left... he's uh... he's not so good. Does anybody like him?

    Also, I put a sombrero tribute to Jorge R. Gutierrez in there.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wow, third post in a row. Here's some sketches I did in a car today:

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  • IkageIkage Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I adore everything in here, do not stop ♥

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  • DavidCollinsDavidCollins __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    The character art is crazy and I love that.
    The writing of the comics makes me make this face. :|

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thanks Ikage! It's really cool that so many kick-ass artists are saying nice things about my cartoons.

    The icing on the cake is that DavidCollins eased up on the trolling for this thread. I saw that he posted, and I was expecting something sooo rude.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Maybe that was the "actual" David Collins.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
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