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726  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Art from me for those who were curious on: October 18, 2006, 07:32:29 AM
I've had several PM requests asking whether there was a thread that had some art.  Other than the one from last weekend that had the TA/Vince stuff, there actually isn't so I am creating one for those who are curious.  I was hesitant to do this since, being around the block for awhile and knowing getbiggers, I didn't want to be labeled as an attention whore and be subjected to ruthless attacks.  But most have recepted positively and here goes nuthin'.... LOL   Thanks again for the nice PMs guys

Later,
SM
727  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Sexual Mustard on: October 17, 2006, 06:47:15 AM
when I talked about Liefeld I meant there really isn't anything he's working on...it seems to me, as a fan, that he's pretty much poison on anything he touches.  he drew a couple of issues of Titans and I thought it was very good but i remember people on message boards going nuts about it, saying how much he sucked, Youngblood was ok at the time but when I look at it now, it's not really that good.  All the characters he comes up with are pretty much run of the mill copycats of existing characters.  I agree with you about Image, everyone was sucked in for awhile but then it just kinda fell apart.

He's actually got some Marvel work coming out, but yeah he's very irritating to fans and even pros. Just think of who you think is the most hated/controversial pro in BBing, and Liefeld is the equivalent. 

When I was in jr. high, I thought he was cool, too as I fell for the hype.  But even back then as a young aspiring artist, I knew his stuff looked "odd," and my perception of him got even worse as I got better myself.  I must have surpassed his artistic level at, what, 11th grade??  LOL

Best,
SM
728  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Sexual Mustard on: October 17, 2006, 06:36:03 AM
Thanks again for your reply.

No prob.  As for needing some focus to draw, it starts with what you enjoy drawing in general.  Myself, drawing hot chicks is always fun and fans dig it, so I usually will base a plot around that---making sure there's a reason for me to show that ability off.  Whether it's a sexy superhero chicks, a scene that takes place in a strip club, whatever you can imagine.

SM
729  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Sexual Mustard on: October 17, 2006, 06:31:40 AM
first, out of all the Image books Wildcats was probably the best.  Lots of things hurt the industry back then but I think it's doing fine now.  what hurt Image was Rob Liefeld.  he broke some cardinal rules that were set up when Image was founded.  he stole an artist from another creator and then everything started to unravel.  the whole "pocket universe" story that happened right around the Onslaught storyline didn't help image cause i think Jim Lee and Rob Lifeld went back to marvel for a little while.  Lee's doing great, he'd done some verry popular books, his run on Batman with the whole "return of Jason todd" storyline was huge.  His run on Superman was good and now he's doing a pretty hot book with all-star batman.  I Whilce Portacio pretty much blew it with WetWorks...did that ever even come out?  I think him and Liefeld are pretty much done.  Liefeld gets no respect in the industry right now, hell you can't even say his name w/o poeple loosing thier minds.  He's pretty much comic book poison.

That's all I can really comment on, I don't know the rest but I agree with you that Image really hurt comics for awhile but I think the industry is doing fine right now.

Yeah, artists like Liefeld aren't doing the industry any favors by burning everyone's eyes with his art LOL  And I think intially Image actually stirred quite a bit of excitement and helped the industry at first--then quickly developed a reputation for its creators' slackiness and laziness.  McFarlane was most consistent with "Spawn," but his run still wasn't perfect.  Dale Keown's "Pitt" was pathetic--I remember it seemed to take him years before his title even got into the teens.  No responsibility...not that I'm perfect, either.

SM
730  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Sexual Mustard on: October 17, 2006, 06:27:32 AM
I have a question too.

What do you do when youv'e lost your mojo?

I'm not kidding. I have considerable artistic talent as well, I've actually sold quite a few portraits. The thing is I just stopped doing it over ten years ago and I just can't get back into it. I try and I just lose focus and give up. This ever happen to you?


I haven't been through a stretch that long to actually "lose" it, as you put it.  But it's kind of like muscle memory, to use an analogy--if you've had it once before, you can regain it and even surpass it.

My question is: why did you give it up in the first place?  And do you really want to get back into it?  Because if you want to bad enough, you'll find the focus.  Perhaps you just need the proper motivation.  What worked for me (and still to this day) is looking for an artist who is doing well, but sucks worse than myself.  That was enough fire to get me to say, "I'll show them..." Then I'd practice and market myself like hell, often trying to find ways to push my art in his/her clients' faces.  

Another thing is perhaps you've never had a proper critique (at least not one in a long time) from another pro; not knowing what to improve on will get you stuck and uninspired.  PM me if you're serious about getting better, and I'll be more than happy to look at your work if you've got a thick skin.

I actually do quite a bit of commissioned portrait work myself, but due to deadlines with other projects, I've had to cut that down.

Best,
SM  
731  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Sexual Mustard on: October 17, 2006, 06:21:05 AM
1. No, and actually he's more popular than ever now.  
2. Yeah, no kidding.... who knows?  Back then Scott Williams used to ink him, so maybe that has something to do with it.
3. Haven't been keeping up with Punisher, so don't know who's been working on it.
4. Haha... that would just about give me away.  Smiley
5. It kind of loses its magic after you've broken in and find out how things work.  Deadlines and politics don't help either.

Sorry you've been disenchanted with the industry. PM me with links to your stuff; I'd be more than happy to critique your work if you're still interested in art.

Best,
SM
732  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The legendary John Basedow--huge guns LOL on: October 16, 2006, 08:29:55 PM
hahaha this guy has his own MySpace page too:

http://www.myspace.com/officialfitnessmadesimple
733  Getbig Alternative Boards / V Board - General Random Threads / Re: Adonis + Jezebelle forever? on: October 16, 2006, 02:12:50 PM
YES!! Great idea!

YES!!!!

Here's some for you to consider!  Grin


Believe me, bro, I've got my own stash of photos  and can improvise poses pretty well LOL  But I wouldn't want to do anything to disrespect her in case the opportunity ever arises.

SM
734  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The legendary John Basedow--huge guns LOL on: October 16, 2006, 01:47:06 PM
I thought he got swept out to sea in that tsunami? Huh

I remember that, and it turned out to be a hoax (unfortunately?)  Tongue

SM
735  Getbig Alternative Boards / V Board - General Random Threads / Re: Adonis + Jezebelle forever? on: October 16, 2006, 12:41:46 PM
I agree. It would be refreshing to see bodybuilders physiques captured from a different artistic perspective. SM and ST should do more of this. If they keep this up I won't be surprised if they find work, especially when advertising on a place like Getbig.

Fantasically funny drawing, saucetradomous!

Thanks for your support, bro.  Smiley  I'd like to draw  a nice Monica Brant or Jenny Lynn if time ever allows  LOL

Best,
SM
736  Getbig Alternative Boards / V Board - General Random Threads / Re: Adonis + Jezebelle forever? on: October 16, 2006, 12:40:48 PM
SM,

In general, are comic book writers pretty buff, or are they some mountain dew swilling scrawny kids?

Most creators/fans in the comic book industry are either really fat or really skinny.  In general, they are unathletic in many ways--how can they have time to work out when they've got all those story arcs to catch up on??  Cheesy

Best,
SM
737  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / The legendary John Basedow--huge guns LOL on: October 16, 2006, 12:38:58 PM
http://www.fitnessmadesimple.com/fanpage.php
738  Getbig Alternative Boards / V Board - General Random Threads / Re: Adonis + Jezebelle forever? on: October 16, 2006, 12:01:43 AM
thanks bud.... How'd you land the job at DC anyhow?

the old-fashioned way--sent in a submission of comic-related art and was lucky to be called and offered a job. It's just having the right style at the right time, although nowadays it's who you know.  The politics are just as bad as they are in bodybuilding...  Sad

Best,
SM
739  Getbig Alternative Boards / V Board - General Random Threads / Re: Adonis + Jezebelle forever? on: October 15, 2006, 05:24:23 PM
great job, from one artist to another ! Cheesy

Best,
SM
740  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What skills do you guy's have? on: October 15, 2006, 02:35:20 PM
Other than my drawing, I held the former Anabolex Solitaire record before the site went down and reformed itself earlier this year! 

SM
741  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Re: Fitness/Figure competitors VS Beauty pagent competitors. on: October 13, 2006, 02:17:27 AM
No disrespect, but I think you may be exaggerating just a touch.  Smiley   Compared to figure competitors, perhaps...it's all relative.   Our current Miss USA:

742  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: Biggest Gallery of natural College Chicks on: October 12, 2006, 11:22:42 AM
chicks on the can are hot...here's my contrib:

743  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ronnie Don't Retire! on: October 11, 2006, 01:30:00 AM
ROnnie fans have no right to complain about "gift victories"

I agree, Ronnie was better than Jay in that last show

however, ronnie received many gift victories in his day too

I agree...Ronnie looked great last show, and it's time gift victories be given to someone else for a change.  And I say that not as a slam against Cutler, but more to the fact that Ronnie got his good share.

SM
744  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: Lots of Girls! on: October 04, 2006, 04:25:01 PM
the fact that the girls in your posts have more clothes on than your pics of beloved Stan proves you're gay.

SM
745  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lou Ferrigno - Inevitable every year: on: October 03, 2006, 04:37:31 AM
I worked with Marvel a couple times (i was on issue #204 Conan magazine) and a marvel artist Alan Ribeniwitz told me differently, so that comes as a surprise.

Interesting angle.  I've done work for the big 2 and have seen this clown at conventions for years and years, so what i've seen/heard/experienced is different from yours. Interesting, nonetheless....  !

SM
746  Getbig Alternative Boards / More Explicit Sex Board / Re: is it just me or is this wrong? on: October 02, 2006, 11:33:57 PM
if there's grass on the field, play ball; if no grass, then roll them over and play in the DIRT!  Tongue

747  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lou Ferrigno - Inevitable every year: on: October 02, 2006, 11:22:44 PM
hmm...ok, so I was wrong about the comic-book conventions...

no biggie.... oh and he does charge at comic conventions, the same amount as any of his othe appearances  Smiley   Marvel doesn't give a shit about Lou and wouldn't pay for him to appear anyplace.

SM
748  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lou Ferrigno - Inevitable every year: on: October 02, 2006, 11:11:09 PM
As a person who is part of the comic book industry, I can say that Louie rarely has anyone at his table at comic book conventions.  He is often seated near "Wrestling Superstar" Virgil alongside other washed-up actors/actresses.  At least when I walk by Lou's table, he has maybe 2 people within 30 feet of him.  Virgil, however...sad....   Undecided

Cheesy

SM
749  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / Re: UFC: Matt Hughes WINS!!!!!! on: September 24, 2006, 09:52:38 AM
With a name like "Sexual Mustard" i think you're calling the kettle black Roll Eyes

Lisa

It's a man's world; double standards rule.

750  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Matt Duvall's pec tear is nasty! on: September 24, 2006, 05:39:49 AM
because his other bicep is torn and it would affect the pose.

this is the sort of thing that people like daddy waddy should learn.

when you perform a pose that emphasizes a particular muscle structure you need to keep in mind that you are presenting the whole physique at the time ie no point performing a side triceps like a chicken breaking free from a shell.

aesthetics.


good point i didn't notice his torn right bi before....

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