krekka01 said: Nice redraws on these comic covers. I have issues, though. I agree that looking like you have no internal organs, or that your back bone is made of rubber is pretty bad, but comic book artists have to ensure that covers are as appealing as possible to entice new readers to pickup their issues. The problem I have with some of your redraws is that, for some of them, everything looks too static and undynamic. Sure, they're anatomically correct, but sometimes, you have to skew bodies to sell.
An enticing cover doesn’t have to be sexualised to be enticing. There are plenty of artists that make kickass covers with great women looking awesome. This blog is a repository of the ones that are twisting for the sake of T&A, and I do agree some of my redraws are much weaker than they could have been, and that’s because 1- I’m not perfect, 2- I’m always learning and 3- redrawing over another existing drawing stiffens up everything. I’m trying to keep roughly the same pose as what was originally drawn and showing you don’t have to thrust out her ass or arch her chest out to make something appealing.
Listen, I do this blog partly as an educational thing. I want people to develop a critical eye, question what they see, shift the status quo, and if they are artists, pick up a few tips along the way. There’s a reason I keep these sketches loose and unfinished. I’m not trying to comment on people’s style, I’m commenting on their posing choices, and urging people to rethink how they approach art of female characters. I’m not saying “my way or the highway”, I’m saying “it could be better and here’s a suggestion”.
In the recent redraw I did, I fixed Greg Land’s cover because the art wasn’t well composed, but it wasn’t a sexualised cover. As soon as I fixed the legs on SW, I realised the composition would now be crap because the legs would be in front of Silk. I still plodded on. The Manara cover I fixed because the posing WAS sexualised, the pose made me feel uncomfortable, and I wasn’t the only one who felt that way about it. I have nothing against the man as an artist or against his skills. I have nothing against erotic art. The rendering was very nice (if the costume was meant as body paint). I just argued that his posing choice was inappropriate for this cover.
I’ll lead you to my post about style for more discussion on the matter. Look in particular at my comments on Joe Mad to get what I’m saying.
Also, arguing that these covers are composed to be appealing is also a crap excuse.
A couple years ago Chris Samnee and other well known cover artists had a panel on what goes into making a good cover, and analyzed some of the classic well known covers, as well as their own work.
And lemme tell you, the Manera and the Land cover aren’t up to snuff. There just doesn’t seem to be that level of thoughtfulness, and the art is just distracting. I mean, think of the spiderwoman variant? We saw the variant without the logo, but the final cover will probably have the comic title either slapped over her ass, or slapped over the city so ALL you see is her ass.
And then there’s the Greg Land one, which is just kinda lazy background wise. There’s really no background there, and the spiderwebs just disguise that fact. And to be honest, both Jessica and Silk don’t seem like they are on the same plane. I’d argue jessica looks like she’s jumping up, but if you compare her to silk, and where Silk’s legs are placed, then jessica would have to be leapng low in a horizontal path. IDK, that just bothers me, and I admit that isn’t a huge complaint, but honestly the cover isn’t dynamic, and doesn’t sell the story, and doesn’t even sell the characters well, since all you know picking it up is ‘Okay, she is in a costume and she is athletic?’
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