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POLARITY ISSUE 1 VARIANT

COLORS BY :iconwhoisrico:

Here's a variant for Max Bemis' fantastic upcoming comic POLARITY! The interiors are drawn by Jorge Coelho (an extraordinary BNN cohort) and colored by none other than Felipe Sobreiro (my trusty partner in crime on Luther Strode), so, needless to say, the artwork is truly a wonder to behold.

I've already had the opportunity to read and fall in love with the first issue, so be sure to check it out yourself when it drops in April!
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mikeexner3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This is a joy to look at.
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Tradd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional
Thanks a bunch, man!
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Avtor134 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Честно я в ахуе
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:icontradd:
Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional
I have no idea what that says, but it looks totally awesome!
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Avtor134 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Dude it means Fucking Godlike
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:icontradd:
Tradd Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional
Haha, thanks!
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TysonAndArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome Tradd, your killing it on all these covers your doing!
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:icontradd:
Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks a bunch, man! I appreciate it.
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Stupidartpunk Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Duuuuuuuude whooooooooooooa!
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:icontradd:
Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks, Brandon!
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Infinity-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Not sure why, but on first glance, I though this had something to do with Koyomi Araragi from Bakemonogatari.
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:icontradd:
Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Ha, I can totally see the resemblance in character design!
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Infinity-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, so I'm not too crazy in that idea.
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Phostex Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Okay, dude, I know how annoying technical questions are, but I am seriously jealous of the really smooth, clean arcs you get in your inking. From experience, when they work, they're amazing (see above) but if your hand wobbles, it turns to shite in a second. Is that a technical pen? Nib? Brush? Fast strokes, or slow?

Personally, I like this piece the best out of the entirety of your gallery, and I supposed Sobreiro deserved some credit for that too.
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Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks a bunch, man! I'm thrilled that you like the piece. Also, this one was actually colored by Rico Renzi. Check out his gallery (link is in the description), he's fantastic. Felipe colored the interiors, though!

Also, no worries! I'm all about answering technical questions. Regarding inks, I'm a brush user myself. For clean arcs like the ones featured in this piece, I typically make the strokes at a steady, moderate pace. I usually only use fast strokes when doing straight lines/speed lines. Yeah, there's nothing more frustrating than a hand wobble in the middle of something like this. That said, I think a lot of it, at least in my experiences, comes down to muscle memory and learning how to move your arm. For large arcs, you'll want to keep your wrist straight and move with your elbow. Sometimes you'll even have to put some shoulder into it. It becomes very methodical after a while, though.

So yeah, my best advice would be to practice strokes and line making on a separate sheet of paper to try to get the motion and feeling down. Don't worry about drawing anything representational, just practice making the lines and arcs. I always have a spare sheet of paper on my drawing table to make "test marks" before I jump into the actual artwork.

Hope that helps some, man!
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Phostex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Well, sounds like what I need is just more practice, then. That's what it always boils down to.

sigh.

Enough looking for magic wands. Art calls.
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Tradd Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional
Don't worry, the good thing about practicing art is, well… you get to produce art! The process is the reward, you know?

Best of luck in your journey, man. Enjoy yourself and I know you'll just get better and better!
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M0nkey5 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Cool.
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:icontradd:
Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks, dude!
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juliakrase Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Trippah
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Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks, Julia!
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JoaoLemos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Tradd & Jorge? ...you got me :)
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Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
SUCCESS. Thanks, Joćo!

Jorge hits a home run with the art in the first issue, no doubt!
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Fantastic. My first thought was of shade the changing man.
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Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks a bunch, man!

I'll be honest, I had never heard of Shade the Changing Man until your comment, but I just googled it and some of that stuff looks amazing. I definitely see the resemblance!
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joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
It was a fun book. The Brendan McCarthy cover were amazing. Big surprise. It's brendan McCarthy.
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JCoelho Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional
you guys did good, so good mah friend :beer:
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Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks, Jorge!
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Sunny-X-Ray Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
WHOA, what a perspective! :wow:
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Tradd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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