Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Issy543, Sep 17, 2021.
No skull-face yet!
You can imagine Ultra Magnus to have a normal face before someone takes his face.
Much like animation it's simplified for time and ease of repetition, and I think I've mentioned before that I'm treating my take a lot like an animated series as far as level of detail and stylization. That's not necessarily specific to this series in particular but just in general how I like to tackle drawing/design. I look at a lot of animation and storyboards to help inform how I tackle design AND panel composition. (I also look to older eras of comic books because there was an ease of readability in the simplicity of their own layouts/composition).
I dunno. It's effectively my visual take on the brand and I'm just thrilled to be here. There'll always be chance and opportunity for a different series down the line that might be more to your liking. But until then!
I don't recall electing you my spokesman.
No, it just tells them nothing you complain about actually bothers you all that much because you're still handing your cash over month after month.
...so stop buying it? Seems like an easy solution.
This comic's been going for nearly a year and people still haven't been able to move past the art style complaints. It's fucking tiring. You'd think you'd get bored of being so mad all the time and go find better ways to invest your energy.
I like how you didn't bother to read @SPLIT LIP 's post and assumed he was complaining about the art as well.
Like, seriously, if there was a machine that kicked me in the dick every time I gave it $4...the solution isn't to start yelling at the guy who invented it after the 10th time it's kicked me in the dick.
You realize that it isn't a simple black and white situation, right? People can find it lacking, but want to support it in the hopes of it improving. Constructive criticism is a thing. If they did stop reading it, but complained about how it doesn't seem to have improved, you'd just tell them that they are not allowed to complain about it because they don't buy it. In reality, you just don't want any criticism of the things you like.
I think @Josh made a valid response about the amount of work he has to do versus most artists. If he was free to focus on simply drawing the scenes, I am absolutely positive he'd change/add things. Not only to make fans happy, but to please himself as well.
Any artist who has their work published on a monthly basis likely is receptive to constructive criticism and has thick skin. If any of you are tired of reading criticism, do yourself a favor and either gloss over those posts or put the members who post them on your ignore list. Don’t waste your time nor the staff’s time by reporting said post or any post where you’re losing an argument either. Artists know not 1 artist has universal appeal since preferences for art are subjective.
For those of you providing criticism, so long as you’re respectful and not breaking any rules here, there’s nothing to worry about:
Any further discussion about this should be taken to PM but there’s little more to add beyond this post.
Getting back on topic, what happens in Beast Wars…Holy Primus…
It's positioning itself as a potential "finale" arc of sorts, presumably because at the time they didn't know if they'd get beyond 12.
Lotta pieces in play though if it's allowed to run another 12.
This is what I missed in the issues where the "new" art style was used.
It was highly detailed, but it didn't feel like the added detail contributed anything beyond "yep that looks more like the original."
There was too much on the panel, similar to some of the mainline IDW TF stuff. It would make great cover art or one-off pics, but when I'm trying to read my eyes were too swamped with all of the details on the page.
It's similar to the Bayverse stuff. It often looked GREAT in static shots and action figures. But in motion it was often a cluster of metal.
I dunno what the middle ground is, but my preference is towards what we've got now. Maybe something closer to "the original" but without such fine detail? It's like how some people feel about "greeble" on modern Generations figures.
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