Bill Frist: thunderbird8804: Alex Ross, who I'm pretty sure is an avatar of an art god.I think Alex Ross more or less sucks. His shiat is totally soulless. Yes, he can paint realistically (he uses models so is truly drawing from life) but so what? The great artists have STYLE. We don't remember Magritte or Dali or Picasso or Van Gogh because their stuff looked completely naturalistic. We remember them because they had original styles and visions.Alex Ross is one of those technically great illustrators who is a boring artist. His work is like watching some guitar virtuoso do a bunch of technically hard solos, but who is unable to write a memorable song.
Bill Frist: Like google Alex Ross and comics and ignore the technical aspect of the realism, and look at what's being drawn. Mostly a bunch of cheesy poses. (no wonder he is most famous for his covers, which can just be superheros in corny poses without worrying about any flow between panels). Everything is stiff and wooden, no real personality and no flow when he does do panels.
t3knomanser: Bill Frist: That's his style.It's certainly identified with him, but I'm not sure it's truly a stylistic choice other than the fact that he refuses to change or learn or grow as an artist. It's his style because he keeps doing it, no matter how wrong and terrible it is.Because, here's the thing: your art does not need to be an anatomy drawing. I mentioned books like "Orc Stain" and "Chew" because they both have highly stylized anatomy. Same thing for "Invincible", although I don't think it's nearly as strong as the other two books.It's not just that Liefeld's anatomy is bad, it's not just that every woman is a centaur-spined snake-beast with bewbs. It's that every character design he ever works with, whether his original design or not, ends up looking exactly the same. They all use the same facial expressions. They all use the same poses. They all are bristling with weapons (sword in each hand, two swords strapped to the back, in case the first two break).It's obvious that he doesn't plan his drawings- you can see a bunch of different vanishing points in every panel because all he really did was draw a bunch of stuff without worrying too much about how it actually ties together in a scene.
Nina_Hartley's_Ass: KiplingKat872: I can see where his compositions may have influenced by Adams, but calling his work a "slavish" imitation is patently rediculous.STARTED. Try Moon Knight and earlier.
BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?
St_Francis_P: You say "head-sized breasts" like there's something wrong with that.
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