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GraphAPA cover v.1 by philho GraphAPA cover v.1 by philho
See my journal to see what is an APA in general, and those I made in particular.
First issue of the GraphAPA. I chose to draw a drawer, of course... Drawing on a kind of mirror.
Not much more to say... :P


Voir mon journal pour voir ce qu'est une APA en général, et ceux que j'ai fait en particulier.
Premier numéro de la GraphAPA. J'ai choisi de dessiner une dessinatrice, bien sûr... Dessinant sur une espèce de miroir.
Pas grand chose de plus à dire... :P


:bulletpurple: Date: 1993-08
:bulletpurple: Tools/Outils/Media: India ink with brush, and screen tone, on paper / Encre de Chine avec pinceau, et trame mécanique, sur papier
:bulletpurple: Format: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)
shadowspark Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Wow, I almost didn't notice the comic-style shading. Really nice.^^ Was it a filter or something? Anyways, I like the composition a lot. Very dramatic, with the mirror theme.^^
Okay, now for the bad part.:p The woman's head and face is too fat. The wide hairstyle makes her head look even fatter. Remember people's heads tend to be acorn-shaped. Also, I think the mouth should be more realistic frown, instead of a cartoony one. This will make the picture more consistent. Hope this helps.=)
philho Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The shading, the whole deviation, is 100% traditional! I used so called screen tones, thin sheets of plastic with a tone printed on it: I roughly cut the sheet to the wanted shape (using a lightbox I made (with some help!)), I take it out of the sheet on the drawing, then still on the lightbox I cut out precisely with a sharp cutter, and make it stick more.
Traditional technique in manga, even if I suppose they do it with computer now: faster and cheaper!
I used that a lot in my Muriel Lazzulli's Journey comic, and some other deviations.

You are right on the shape of the head. The mouth, I don't know, in the manga tradition, I tend to mix realistic and cartoony style, although perhaps the mix on the same picture doesn't work well here.

Thanks for the insightful critique!
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