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A little Todd McFarlane throwback. Check it out.


Some of you have probably already seen this, but just in case you haven't, check this out. It's called "The Devil You Know" which is a video profile of Todd McFarlane's legacy, released officially in 2001.
This is a very interesting profile to play while you rock your drawings.

Always reminds me why I'm here doing what I'm doing.

It's a much better stream than the ones you'll find on Youtube. Be sure to get the highest resolution in the option menu.

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Rock on buds. emoticon

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Wow Dude! Thanks for the share. Really a great piece on Todd. I totally agree with you on this is the reason why we keep doing what we do. emoticon

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Yeah, I made an entire folder full of videos like this to play while I work. I also love the HERO Extreme Studios video I found online. It's really striking just how much time has changed.

If I could, I'd travel back into time just to relive those crazy 90s all over again as an adult with my current abilities. Making 40 - 60k per issue doesn't sound so bad at all. lol.

You'd be able to buy a nice big house, fully paid upfront, in less than a year. emoticon
It's crazy to know that Rob bought an artist a car just to get him away from Marvel and into Extreme Studios. I'm not 100% sure but I think that artist was Steven Platt.
All of those kids back then got real lucky thanks to Rob giving them the opportunity. It's a wonder why some of them would hate on him so much after the fact.

Today? You'd be lucky if you can get paid enough to pay your rent on time. You can't just go into comics expecting that to be your main source of income anymore. You'll have to make sure you have other products ready to make ends meet, like sketchbooks, prints (if you can get permission) and loads of commissions.
 
You'll also have to drop all those cross hatching's and go for a more simplistic style so you can turn over your pages in every month without too much strain on yourself.
If I did it the way everyone else is doing it today, I'd be able to pencil out 2 to 3 pages a day. Maybe even 4, depending on the scenario.

Depending on your goals, it can be a real heartache or a great achievement. I'm at a point where I'm having trouble going backwards just to move forwards. So, instead of cutting back the quality of my work just to get in, I'm working twice as much to help me stand out. Instead of pouring [sign in to see URL] want my work to be spectacular lightning. One bolt at a time before the big hit.

This Image stuff, I take the good from the bad and the good is enough to remind me.... keep rockin' dude. Just keep rockin'.

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I couldn't agree with you more on many points dude. I get blown away more an more as I learn how it all went down. It is amazing how a lot of people hate on Rob. I guess when you're that successful that quick, people will envy [sign in to see URL] lot! hahaha.

Man I'm going to tell you something, and I tell a few people only ( I guess who ever reads this will also know )...I feel that I should have been a part of all of that. Not that I knew that it was going to be successful but simply that I knew that if I had put the time in to be a better artist at 16/17, I could have taken a shot at being a part of Robs team by 18. Anyhoo, that's just something that drives me to being the artist I could be now and not hold anything back. This includes what you say about having to cut back on how we draw to get things done. I really believe that I can get the work done at a high level and not have to sacrifice my style as a comic book artist. As a concept/character artist, well that's a whole different living where style doesn't play a huge part but rather your ability to work fast and do it really good.

I believe that I have a lot to give as an artist and I will work my ass off to make sure the I can look back and [sign in to see URL] tried my best.

One last things dude, please do share your vids if possible. Would love to watch anything that can motivate and inspire emoticon

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