Hey guys, thank you for the feed back.
I like to use a lot of black but I think you could have a point, about me going a little overboard. I’ll continue to strive for a balanced contrast. It was my plan to present the white jacketed officer (male character with wig, orders the cannon to fire) and the eye patched lady as the ‘hero’ characters of these pages but I guess I failed, I should have done more to make them stand out. Thank you for checking out my DA site.
I’ve had a few other people make the wood cut comparison. I was looking at a lot Cam Kennedy and Mike McMahon black and white work and I think maybe they were going for a wood cut look. Yes I’ve heard of German expressionism, haven’t studied it in a while but your comments make me want to check it out again:)
I agree that the top of page 3 could have been put to better use, at the time I wanted to create a splash image that was all about scale and spectacle. I was afraid that having a panel precede it would take away from the spectacle.
It was just a little 3 page scenario (no written script) that I dreamed up as a try out for an indie job. I liked the concept but I was disappointed with the original pages (and I didn’t get the job). I redesigned and redrew the scenario for the Millarworld annual submissions. 18th century stuff is just the thing I like to draw when I am drawing for myself/my own projects.
John M Burns’ work on Nikolai Dante was a big influence on me for this, particularly the war stuff. It is the kind of thing I would like to do more of, whenever I get the chance.
Thanks again, for the feedback, guys:)