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Primarily an exercise in style and presentation - using Poser and Vue 5 in the work flow to create a double-page layout reminiscent of some British comics circa 1960. Some artistic license here given to an earlier part of Verne's 'Mysterious Island'. Thanks for looking and for any comments previously made - really appreciated.
October 24, 2008
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Oct 24, 2008 8:15:12 am
Like something out of early Eagles or Look and Learn... wonderful stuff

by theseus88bc Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 8:16:59 am
Great work.......very well done. 5+

by ragouc Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 8:17:04 am

by GRACHE Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 8:17:43 am
Looks great! I gotta find my old comics :)

by Ailig68 Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 8:31:46 am
One glaring error in this otherwise magnificent facsimile-- the artist and letterer would have been aware of the position of the two-page split and NOT placed a caption in it.
Also, were this a real 2-page spread, the balloonists would have appeared in at least half the panels, but as this is primarily an exerice in viewpoint, I'll overlook that bit.
Good show!

by DavidEMartin Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 8:50:04 am
Outstanding work, the style looks very much like Frank Hampson from Dan Dare.

by zboyi Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 9:01:41 am
Awesome comic strip!

by thecytron Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 10:01:56 am
Superb as always.

by Khory_D Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 10:29:38 am
Beautiful!! Great adventure!

by Ancel_Alexandre Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 10:43:00 am
Nice composition! ^^

by Balaenanun Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 11:34:09 am
Fantastic layout, and the colors and page textures are perfect.

by AwarenessLogic Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 11:57:08 am
Super stuff. Really like the font you chose as well as the colors. Great job.

by chippwalters Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 1:13:08 pm
Wow, you have outdone yourself with this one, it really exudes authenticity

by MarkHirst Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 2:11:31 pm
I agree, wonderful illustrasions, masterfully done.

by chrispoole Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 2:32:26 pm
Really wonderful this, excellent , looks great and I’m hooked already on the story.

by Rorsdors Homepage »

Oct 24, 2008 3:32:30 pm
Well aside from David Martins comments...which are totally valid, I really like this catches the colouring and style of the Eagle, Look and Learn or TV21 perfectly. I'm even getting flashbacks.

by Penters Homepage »

Oct 29, 2008 1:13:03 pm
Love it! You set up the story, more than a hint of danger, a small fortune in very negotiable gold -- and an island.


by drace68 Homepage »

Oct 30, 2008 4:14:37 pm
i missed this from a few days ago. You've got that printing style down. Good catch by DE Martin re: the two page layout.

Hopefully your vue renderes aren't too expensive time-wise as you are crushing so much of the detail it is known for. Definitely has that Classics Illustrated feel.

by deci6el Homepage »

Nov 5, 2008 4:07:39 am
deci6el's question about 'vue render time' is a good one. All the frame pictures you see were 'preview' only renders, from a single scene (or 'stage set' if you like) - so nothing really ever exceeded four or five minutes to 'Bitmap' . The detail is 'teased out' with the various 'editors' so that the render is set up to assist the postwork. Granted this is an under use of a very powerful application and something simpler that allows that kind of flexiblity and produces similar results would be great. Could go back to 'studio models' and 'polaroids' but Vue and Pose together seem genuinely quicker. Oh for a weekly cover commision to test this out!!

by Mikeall Homepage »

Nov 5, 2009 11:32:10 pm
Mike, I can't understand why you don't have a raft of writers begging you to illustrate their work!

I'd be interested to see what the reaction of modern children/young teens would be to this style. I remember when this type of illustration would send me off on daydreams of adventure.


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