I can hear Wally Wood rolling over.
no... no... no...
Eh. I don't know. Not a fan of this one.
lol If I can reanimate Mr. Wood, then I've done my job here. Sorry to disappoint you guys. Is it just a general disdain of 3D used for illustration or is it something more specific to my interpretation?
Ugh... this one is just odd...
Although i'm not a big fan of 3D I think it's great that you have used it instead of illustration. It's good to have some experimentation going on :)
Aw c'mon, guys...this would've blown your minds in 1993!
I like 3-d fine. I think what is most distracting to me is the type treatment. Maybe it doesn't need to be 3-d. It would feel less gimmicky and the art could be more of the focus. Just my 2 cents. Take it with a grain of salt...
It's strange. The more I look at it, the more I like it...I like the fact that it is so imperfect and "1993-ish". 3D is so boring these days.Not sure if I would like to read a comic in this style, but as a cover it works for me.
Thanks everybody for the comments. Most of the swelling has gone down. :-) Thank you Mr. Taylor for the additional feedback. It was not my intention to be "gimmicky" by handling the text and logos in 3D. While doing a comic cover in this manner was new to me, it's been my personal experience that a consistency of style used for logo and image works better than 2 clashing ones although I do see your point is not without merit. I can see how the brightness of the logo not matching the low lighting of the scene could be distracting.
Yeah. Good point about the brightness of the type compared to the artwork. That might have a lot to do with why it was distracting to me.
I love this cover due to the retro feeling it gives me. Its citchy and fun. It would be cool if an underground magazine had this type of cover in a fantasy anthology. That said I must agree with Dieter. This would not do as a comic though.
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Thanks Lars. :-) Actually the image I used was really never intended for this purpose but a pro cartoonist friend convinced me to format it like the cover and submit it here. I must admit that nearly all 3D comics I've read weren't very good but if you and Dieter are open minded enough to the possibility, I would suggest you take a few minutes to check out a recent short 10 page comic I did using 3D called Addiction at http://leroysquab.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d32vs4j . I suspect you might find the 3D works better than you might think. ;-) Unfortunately, you'll need to sign up (free) for an account there at DeviantArt to see page 8, due to adult content.
I've checked it out.It looks like you've drawn over the images,(or is that some photoshop-filter-effect?) what makes it a little interesting. Too bad there's 3D underneath that.I'm open minded enough to appreciate new things, but 3D in comic-form hasn't convinced me yet.
Thanks for checking it out anyway, Dieter. It's a bit of both. Yeah, 3D comic's a hard one to convince, for sure. :-)
Lance this SUX!! But your choice of background image is pretty rad, check out jose villarrubias work (if you haven't already) that's what it kinda made me think of
Well Betty, tell me how you really feel! :lol: The background is my own, rendered in Bryce and then painted over in photoshop. Thanks for the tip... I'll check out Jose Villarrubias. ;-)
great covered!love the banner across the toplots of weight and dimensionyour version is much scarier than woods
Thanks Jason :-)
In all fairness to you lance, I hate 3-D and I wouldn't know what was good 3-D or what wasn't. Villarubias doesn't do 3-D rendered stuff but he does do insanely beautiful digital effects for photos etc, and the way he blends colour and balances his images might give you some cool ideas! :)
No problem, Betty. Although my 3D doesn't go over terribly well here, I still love this site! Thanks for turning me onto Villarubias. I love his stuff!