A buddy and I have been plannin on starting a comic for some time. He has written a few story arcs and I'm going to be doing the artwork. I haven't seen this done yet, but I was going to 3d animate all my background art. Simplistic, but it should get the idea across. So I threw together a strip to give you uber-critics the basic idea.
Note though that the drawing, is not what it will look like, this comic, is blurry and rather ugly. Also this panel isnt too funny. I just want some opinions on the use of an animated background. Thanks...
While your backdrop does look realistic, that effect will almost never generate a pleasing aesthetic value for a hand-drawn comic. Unless you present a much nicer comic strip, I'm going to have to say your idea will probably flop.
I'm sorry if that sounded cruel.
What exactly are we supposed to be commenting on?
so what do i have to lose here?
if you just wanted crits on the background why did you subject us to 4 panels of this?
i wanted to kill myself after the second.
the art is bad bad bad. it clashes horribly with your "drawings" which look like the doodles of a child who has no hands and is forced to draw by holding a pen in his teeth. (if you are a kid with no hands and did this with your teeth it's not bad)
the "joke" i'm sure is actually on us, the punchline being that we wasted time reading it, and even more time responding to it. i'm going to throw back a few shots to try to purge this visual abortion from my minds eye.
i hope bad things happen to you.
keep up the good work.
i like the black figures in the foreground , maybe you should have someone throwing up the devil horns.
Seriously, as it stands right now I think its a horrible idea. Don't mix illustrated characters with 3D backgrounds. You need to be one hellova an artist with one hellova an understanding of how the two will interact in order to make it look even remotely good, and I get the sneaking suspision it just won't be the case here.
If you're going to do a comic, don't be lazy, just draw the backgrounds.
Ok so the art in this strip isn't the best, I knew that.. and the text needs work too... But like i stated at first, I wanted opinions on the idea, of making a strip, using rendered computer generated images, with characters hand drawn.
Question: What if I made the backgrounds almost cel shaded? or made them look drawn? As in, kind of like a paint daub filter. I've been messing around with that a bit.
The reason I want to try 3d backgrounds, is for a number of reasons.
I love 3d animation. I want to incorporate that into a comic strip.
Multiple camera angles. I could set up a strip from various camera positions.
I can mix and match props and sets.
Drawing the backgrounds might be easier, and look more "normal"... but I want to try something different, and something that I would have fun doing. I've yet to see it done as well.
But if you're thinking of going through the trouble of making the backgrounds cel-shade, or cartoon-esque, then why not just draw them.
It sounds to me like you're married to the idea of a 3D background and illustrated characters. I'm the audiance, convince me that this is a good idea. What's the reason for wanting to mix the two?
1) 3d/2d stuff always looks weird. even pro comic artists say that it doesn't work well. you can have an awesome artist like jim lee, ed mcguiness or anyone else and when you see their art with real pictures imposed over them..it looks bad. i remember an example that jim lee showed and it was a kick ass pick of batman, and there was a side by side comparison and the only difference was in one the full moon was drawn and the other it was a picture. the one with the pic looked really akward.
2) if you love 3d why not render the character in 3d?
We had a guy post a little while back with the same technique, 3d background, 2d characters- he spent 3 months or something making a car. A lot of people argued that if he would have spent that time learning how to draw better, he would have been a lot better off in the long run.
do you want the 3d bg because you truly like that look, or do you just not have the skill to compose a whole image yet?
there's nothing wrong with being ambitious, as a matter of fact its applauded. but don't rely on a "trick" to get something done. take the time to really learn it. people here can help you be the artist you want to be, but you have to ultimately decide what you want to do
i realize you want to make a strip, but you need certain fundimentals first. it's like you're tryig to build a roof on a house but you haven't poured the foundation.
For the most part though, the few guys here seem to think that mixing the 2d and 3d will only work if done well eh?
Seriously, are you just reading what you want to see? Don't mix the two, if Jim Lee can't do it, I don't think you can.
But a realisticly styled comic isn't one of them.
Futurama pulled it off; but that's because the visual style was consistent. The ships etc. looked like they were hand drawn; it was only apparent that they were CG because they remained perfectly on model when animated.
If you want to do the mixed media style the mediaâ€™s need to mesh, right now your strip is the visual equivalent of pickles and ice cream.
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Perhaps he is trying to appeal to the pregnant women readership on the internet?