I've been lurking these forums for a while now, don't post very often but thought maybe it might be a good time to post up some work and get some feedback and critique. I'd love to hear your thoughts and I'd appreciate any constructive criticism that you can offer. I guess to introduce my background, I'm twenty four years old and I've been working full time for almost two years now in a multimedia position, specialising in film, video editing and graphic design. I have two Bachelor degrees from the local university, a Bachelor's in Visual Arts and a Bachelor's in the Creative Arts and Industries: New Media Design. Multimedia basically. One of my biggest passions and enjoyments, is drawing.
Years ago back in 2008, I wanted to try and get into web comics. However I eventually went on hiatus from that for a long while, tried to get back into it in 2011 and now in 2012, I'm trying again. This time with a little help from my older brother for the writing. It is a dream to try and get into the world of web comics as a full time career, however that isn't the entire point I suppose. I guess what I want to achieve from taking a stab at the world of web comics, is practice and experience. The true dream is to try and get full time work from my drawings. Web comics, cartoons, maybe even publication comics I dunno, but at the end of the day I want to try and draw for a living.
The overall theme and concept of my comic is overdone, I admit. You're probably going to roll your eyes at this, but the comics are about video games and general pop culture. No story lines or anything, just "gag strip" comics.
Anyway, I've probably bored you enough so I'll show you some of the works by my brother and I. I'm looking for feedback and critique on the art and style, as well as the writing and execution of the jokes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
[Edit/Update] - sorry to do this, but I felt it would be good to show you one my older works, from 2011.
"Detection" - L.A. Noire
Below are my works from 2012.
"No Wonder" - Batman: Arkham City
"Am I Right?" - Resident Evil 6
"Evolution" - Pokemon
"Square Business" - Square-Enix
"The Great Debate" - Skyrim
"A Dark World" - online dating
One thing I do not like about my comics is... my speech bubbles. They don't look very much like actual speech bubbles from a comic at all. Would anyone have any advice on how I can make my speech bubbles look better and more like a comic?
If anyone is interested in the process... each comic is sketched by hand with a pencil or pen on a pre-made panel print out, A4 paper. It's then scanned up, before being digitally inked and coloured in Adobe Photoshop CS5. I use a WACOM Intuous3 graphics tablet for the work. I hope you like my work and I look forward to your feedback.