Friday, March 14, 2008

"Echoes" page seven


  1. That's a juicy lookin' peach in the last panel! Once again it's amazing how you do so much with so few lines.

  2. "Once again it's amazing how you do so much with so few lines."

    I agree whole heartedly. I think this is one of the drawing powers for me towards your work James. It's not an easy thing to do or learn. I think it has to be something in the genes. I know this is something I've struggled with. I'm an obsessive doodler, sometimes I have to force myself to stop before my work gets lost in excessive details. Your ability to work through this seemingly effortlessly impresses the shit out of me. It reminds me of folks like Jeff Smith and of course, Da' Bode'.

  3. Those are great words to hear. Like all artists, I beat myself up all the time. Nothing is good enough. It all sucks. Once I finish a page I usually don't like looking back on it later. I just like to keep doing new stuff...even if it looks like the old. Weird.

    Dudes, I envy the hell out of people who can do really detailed work. Some of the stuff Tony has posted here blows my ass away. The black and white 'Tween strip "The Molly Incident" is a mystery to me. The details...are beyond me.

    I'm not just blowing smoke here. The kind of detail you find in that story and in the black and white drawings of artists like Berni Wrightson or even Charles Vess are like magic. I can't do it. What I do is sort of let the necessary lines come out as best as I can. This leads to drawings that are either elegant or fat-fingered. I shoot for elegant, of course.