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Rob Liefeld
Pixie at 4:53AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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This article made me laugh and laugh. There's hope for us all. XD

http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html
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Hexe at 6:57AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Hah, Made me laugh out loud.
Thanks for that one.
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ozoneocean at 7:24AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Jeez. I make enough crappy mistakes in my figure drawing, but even I'm not that bad…

His men always have skinny little noses, super hollow cheeks, little mouths and thin lips, no matter how beefy they are. Very skeletal.

…and at least I can draw good weaponry. he really doesn't have any idea about that aspect.
 
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Frostflowers at 9:32AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Ahhh…. Rob Liefield. The universal antidote to feeling bad about your art - no matter how bad you think you are, at least you're better than Rob Liefield (because at least you realise the extent of your flaws.)

Thank you for the link - I like laughing at Rob.
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bongotezz at 10:04AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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i can't even look at #4 without cracking up. breakdancing contest. lol.
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Pixie at 10:30AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Frostflowers
Ahhh…. Rob Liefield. The universal antidote to feeling bad about your art - no matter how bad you think you are, at least you're better than Rob Liefield (because at least you realise the extent of your flaws.)

Thank you for the link - I like laughing at Rob.

The best bit is, the man made a small fortune doing comic art! I look at his work and think, there's hope for me yet. :3 I might yet be incredibly rich and not very talented! Hahaha!
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ozoneocean at 11:17AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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I think there's a very real lesson there for us in his success:

You just have to get on with your stuff. So what if it's not perfect? Most people don't actually care. lol!
 
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Fenn at 3:51PM, Dec. 8, 2007
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If I had a nickel for every time Liefeld had his characters standing behind something so he didn’t have to draw their feet, I would still not have nearly as much money as Rob Liefeld.
lol! Man, that's a lot of crappy art. I'm kind of ashamed to admit I bought a lot of those books.
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subcultured at 5:14PM, Dec. 8, 2007
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you forgot to mention the blackhole crotch effect
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Eunice P at 10:34PM, Dec. 8, 2007
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Hahaha. That was really bad. I keep wondering why there isn't any editor to proof check his drawing?
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Kohdok at 1:28PM, Dec. 9, 2007
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I still can't get over how he gave pigtails to a man…
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Pixie at 3:25PM, Dec. 9, 2007
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I held this picture up to my roommate out of context and said “I want to see how long it takes you to figure out what is happening in this panel.” He stared at it for about 45 seconds, brow furrowed, before timidly offering, “Breakdancing contest�”

The correct answer is that it doesn't really matter because dear GOD just look at how terrible all of this is.

That's still my favourite. XDXD Oh, how I laughed!

Oz
You just have to get on with your stuff. So what if it's not perfect? Most people don't actually care.

Absolutely correct, of course. The most successful artists I know are not the ones who can draw the best, or who are the most original, or even the ones who produce the most ‘fashionable’ art (and art very clearly does move in fashions, as everything else does. Manga anyone?). The most successful artists I know are the ones that work the hardest. They're always promoting their own work, advertising themselves, never stop trying to pull in new contracts and go to every convention, always with portfolio in hand, always networking, always building on that. Most important thing, folks, and this is the truth: make sure everyone knows who the hell you are. You want people going “who is this new artist I'm seeing around all the time?” and later on, “oh, I recognise that art anywhere, I've seen it everywhere - that's so-and-so, really fashionable at the moment.” And then, when Mr Art Director is trying to think of who he might employ, the first name he thinks of is yours. Voila. You are a proper successful artist. (Also your bank balance is not in negative numbers.)

At least, this is what I've observed my more successful art friends doing. I have yet to give it the old college try myself, but that should change shortly as my own situation does. ;P
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Mister Kent at 12:24AM, Dec. 10, 2007
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That first image–the one with the poor skinny boob lady–really makes me sad. I felt a little bad for laughing at the really hateful (if justified) jokes…but not too much.

I'ma go give my characters some pouches.
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