This looks really great, I like the one with the pink swatch over the face.
I believe the portrait in the book is a full standing portrait which could open up some more compositional options if you choose.
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I'm also considering starting up a comic. In addition to what @Susan-Marks said Jason Brubaker actually released the wordpress template that he uses for his webcomics. It's not maintained or anything but I love the idea of a email updated comic that's self hosted. The template is called Inkblot Ace.
I think there's also an interesting idea to think about whether you want to make a 'Webcomic' or a comic that lives on the web, because; I'm having trouble not thinking about a comic as something that will eventually end up in publication, whether that's epub or physical. I feel like comics hosting sites would make it harder to unite the experience for the reader between the publication and the webcomic because the format would necessarily be different per the medium. I'd also be interested in the stats on the frequency with which you would have to post on something like webtoons to make an impact...my suspicion is that you might be better off just diving into the social media work in order to find a core audience that you can take to future projects. Any thoughts on that? Genuinely curious
RE: Critique on last 20%
@jennymwine This looks really cool! I love the atmosphere and that orbital perspective you have makes it look like the alley is really looming in on them from both sides. Great stuff!
On the topic of the closest building, I think the perspective is off on the door to the right? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think its the lintel angle above that primary patch of darkness that's not conforming to the correct vanishing point and making the windows look out. Mainly the corner with all the cracks running out of it because it draws the eye. I think maybe straightening that up will make the windows feel more conformed since you've got that really dramatic lens distortion happening towards the edge of the frame. If it's too tricky to move at this point you could probably make it look like the actual lintel block has fallen down at an angle?
This is a really cool piece of art
RE: Website Critique
Haha, no worries. Google will no doubt reward you for your devotion.
Yes perhaps that more applicable to an actual meet than a passive introduction. I think in this case "Manage expectations" could be interpreted as something more like "What you (want to) do." For instance, you want to illustrate children's books rather than, say, graphic novels. Extreme example but the idea comes back to what the SVS guys talk about, making sure you are known as the person who does X so you don't end up doing technical manuals for ride on lawn mowers...
I think you're already fielding that one anyway so I wouldn't worry about it too much. I probably shouldn't have put the meme in
RE: Website Critique
I'm going to jump in here if you don't mind because I have done a bit of this with my students at uni and hopefully I can help?
First of all, lovely illustration work.
Having the layout with tiles is good because it puts no barrier between the idly curious and your art.(They don't have to click anything to get what you do.) That being said I think you could possibly shorten the introduction and keep it to; what this is, who you are and a call to action -which you have there- but shorten it up a little just so, especially on mobile devices, they don't have to scroll as far to see more art. People are soooooo lazy when it comes to websites and its best not to make them work for anything.
The same goes for the about page, I think you could hit the beats of what you want to say and then add some kind of a "More about me" paragraph below for the curious. Its not too silly or anything but I'd say Business then Play, if that makes sense? That would be stuff like the explanation of your name and other details that make you feel like a real person
Which might be a job for Inigo?
Sooooorrryyy couldn't help it....but its good stuff, haha.
I am also noticing the logo issue but it's only on the title page that doesn't seem to show the image. The rest seem to work fine.
Finally maybe a bit too much of a technical note but if you have the money to buy an SSL certificate for the hosting of your website that always makes it look just a skooch more professional. Its the difference between the browser reading: http, or; https (Small I know) but it stops some browsers and malware scanners from throwing up a big scary "THREAT DETECTED!" page when they can't verify the certificate and that might save you a job down the track cause you're not scaring people away one in one hundred times.
I like the little Mamet/Opossum thing on the contact page, that's cute
Hope that helps at all,