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Aerial View by JohnStaton Aerial View by JohnStaton
Hard drive archeology.

Sketch of the Empire State Building I did for a friend of mine at some point in the ancient past.

New York is such a wonderful magical bitch to draw, with it's mix of old and new world architecture. Glass boxes juxtaposed with Corinthian columns juxtaposed with Art Deco spires juxtaposed with terraced brownstones juxtaposed with...(Drat, :doh: ran out of pretentious architectural jargon--well at least i got to say "juxtaposed" four times. That's gotta impress somebody.)

So many people draw it as a setting for so many comics, one tends to forget what a special challenge it is to visualize.

Makes me wish more comics were set in Tokyo. ;p
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Lya-MaNOli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"JUXTAPOSED" impresses anyone surely!!! Very nice draw =)
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Aftermath1990 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Artist
Oh My God! It's awesomeness![link]
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wiebkefesch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What is this doing in Scraps?! Great work.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Mauser712 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting, because of the way you laid it out, you managed to do it with two point perspective instead of three.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"Vertical Two-Point Perspective", my friend. the lazt cartoonist's best friend. ;p
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TCPolecat7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Wow, just amazing. I NEVER got the hang of this aspect of comic art... >.<

- Polecat
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Buy these books. [link] [link]

And move fast, there's only one available at a reasonable price on one listing.

Or go to the library and check out whatever book they have on linear perspective.

Read these and try out the techniques. Remember--don't let the "best" be the enemy of the "good". ANY improvement you make its a good thing, and will add to the types of drawing you can do, and subsequently, the types of stories you can tell.
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TCPolecat7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I actually have one of those books. My problem is less the perspective itself, and more the "fiddly bits" and level of detail. That's what kills me. I tend to function with a lot of open "negative" space, and make use of the minimum amount of lines to get my point across. It makes things with a lot of heavy detailing very difficult for me. I have the same problem drawing high-tech looking items. I can't draw a lot of "fiddly bits" and odds & ends on them....

- Polecat
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The fiddly bits, aren't altogether necessary. They're fun for OCD victims like myself, but you can probably get the point of any illustration across with greater clarity without them.

What I'm talking about is the representation of space. Putting you character in an interior space in such a manner that the reader feels more like their looking over the their shoulder than watching them on a distant stage.

Many artist with a simple, uncluttered style are still very good and giving a sense of space to their artwork. I fyou ever get a chance, check out the recent Darkwing Duck comic book. ;p
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