Hello, big fan and love your work! I particularly love your Copic marker art pieces and was wondering how you approach using copics?
I have the full range of warm and cool greys on bristol smooth paper. I start off with the basic drawing which I ink with pens very lightly. Then I render the entire grayscales with Copics. I usually go from light to dark unless I plan ahead on areas I can be bold with. It’s a good idea to have an idea of what you want to achieve. Think of lighting and different planes (background, foreground). Then I complete the inks with details. Finally I add white highlights wherever needed with white acrylics, gel pens and so on.
Dear Mahmud, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.
Now that is one of the toughest questions I have ever received. There are probably an infinite number of mistakes to avoid but I’ll try to write up the ones that come up to my mind right now.
1- Learn from others but avoid copying from them (literally and figuratively).
2- Never draw anything you don’t know by heart. Finding reference is easier than ever. Use it to your advantage. Assuming you know how to draw anything from memory will lead to mistakes.
3- Comics are all about telling a story in sequential form. Whatever you put on paper should serve that purpose. Forgetting that is a big mistake.
4- Don’t draw your figures without considering their surroundings and perspective.
5- Work according to your allotted time. Know your abilities, limits and capabilities and plan according to the time you are given. Slaving away on an inconsequential things will not go along with your deadlines or editors.
There are probably better answers for this but these are pretty important too, I think. They are probably mistakes I constantly make myself too.
Daha önce bu kadar iyi çizen, hem de dc comics veya marvella ilgili şeyler çizen hem de kendi ülkemden birini görmemiştim, harikasın :D cidden çizgi roman mı çiziyosun süper ya ilham verdin bana resmen *-*
Çok teşekkür ederim. Ben yetişirken etrafımdaki bir kaç arkadaşı saymazsak ilham alabileceğim çevremde kimse yoktu. O yüzden ilham verebildiğimi bilmek çok sevindirici bir şey.
Hi Mahmud, Love the cover to All New X-men 34. I notice cyclops is on that cover and none of the others involving the trip to the ultimate universe. So is that an instance of the cover having nothing to do with the contents? Thanks.
As you probably know comic covers these days are produced way ahead of the actual comics themselves. When I got on board for that cover, I didn’t realize Cyclops wouldn’t be part of the team. So I included him in the composition. Unfortunately things like this happen in the distribution model of comics these days.
Hi everyone!A bit quicker with this update — as promised last time, things are starting to roll in, and we wanted to give you a peek at a couple of the guest pieces that have arrived.Marguerite Sauvage sent us a beautiful piece of one of the daughters of House Ironspade — here’s a cropped sneak preview: Marguerite has been producing gorgeous covers for Vertigo’s HINTERKIND and Image’s WAYWARD, as well as some amazing WONDER WOMAN interiors. We’re thrilled to include her work in the Cassyno World Book!We also received a piece from Mahmud Asrar, who has been absolutely killing it on both ALL-NEW X-MEN and WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN. He somehow found time to squeeze in a beautiful piece of a House Ironspade High Priestess: Bengal is currently working on the final royal characters now (as in right-this-very-moment, in fact), so we should have more of them to show you in the next several days. Only a handful left to finish! A few of you have asked if there is still time to adjust your pledge, or upgrade your reward, since surveys haven’t yet been sent out. The short answer is “Yes, absolutely!”, although the full answer is just a tad more complex (but not imposingly so)…With the campaign closed, there’s no means to change your pledge within the Kickstarter system itself, but you can absolutely pre-order additional items you may have missed out on through our webstore at magneticpress.bigcartel.com. If you want to upgrade an existing pledge, from say a single deck to the full game box set, you can do that by the following method: Email us your wish at firstname.lastname@example.org. Explain your current pledge level, along with your Kickstarter ID for confirmation. Let us know what you would like as an upgrade. We will issue you a unique credit code in the amount of your Kickstarter pledge that can be used at the webstore. Use the credit code to purchase the upgraded item from our webstore (which will be less the amount you pledged, so that you are only paying the difference). Please note for us your Kickstarter ID in the checkout process so we can be sure to attribute the upgrade correctly. When the items ship, we’ll send you the webstore-ordered upgrade instead of the original Kickstarter tier reward. Note: this process is only for upgrading, not adding items a la carte. (A la carte items ordered from the webstore will be shipped to you in addition to your current pledge.)If that is at all confusing, please don’t hesitate to send us a message for clarification. We want to help!Thanks, everyone! More soon!
Check out this latest update on Bengal's Kickstarter project with a sneak peek at something I contributed.
Click here to listen to the show Killin’ it left and right is our guest today, comic artist Mahmud Asrar. Based out of Ankara, Turkey, Mahmud has been working in comics for about a decade now. After penciling titles like Dynamo 5, Supergirl, Shadowland: Power Man, and Wolverine and the X-Men, he was recently assigned art chores on Marvel’s All-New X-Men. Mahmud talks about growing up loving comics, art influences, working in the mainstream, and collaborating with writers like Jason Latour and Brian Michael Bendis.
Had a chat with Swain from the Sidebar Podcast. It was a huge pleasure. Give it a listen right now.