Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Fat Necks and Skin Suits
I saw this ad in one of my DC comics and I was just floored. I just hate this style of drawing. I’ll never understand why this is so popular. Look at Supes and Icon. They both have huge monstrous necks with hyper-detailed steroid muscles that impossibly show through their costumes. This is just plain ugly. When I started reading comics, these body types would have been a joke or a parody but now they are often the standard look.
I dunno, maybe folks illustrate like this to disguise the fact that they don’t really know how to draw in the first place… …like Rob Liefeld, the godfather of crap illustration. Here’s my advice, look at the body shapes of Navy Seals and Delta Force guys. That is what someone looks like who is really in shape.