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empaya-comics asked:

Dear Ryan, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.

A

1. Don’t drink and draw on the same table. Wet drawings suck.
2. Don’t draw at home with kids in the house! They will ruin your drawings trying to be like you.
3. Don’t change the script too much, writers don’t like that.
4. Don’t play damn video games on weekdays and during deadline crunches. Just don’t.
5. Don’t draw slow. Draw fast. Don’t draw poorly. Draw greatly!

And those are the 5 most common things to avoid. Don’t do those.

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sirjoey-23 asked:

What does it take to be a comic book artist?

A

First it takes someone who not only can draw but who wants to get better so badly that they will obsess about it everyday in their sketchbook and feel the frustration that comes with learning and growing and they will also rise above the inadequate feelings and low confidence and believe in themselves to a point where they are ok with making mistakes and growing from them, they are ok with busting out pages as fast as they can and as best as they can for a deadline. And they are ok with being broke for a while. Being an artist ain’t no joke, you’ll go through a time of being dirt poor. And if you are good/creative enough, and fast enough, and easy to work with enough, then you’ll Probably land a sweet gig. So basically it takes talent plus persistence plus luck. Enjoy.

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etenallotus asked:

Hi Ryan, you're one of my influences. So I thought I'd ask, who are your art influences?

A

Moebius, Dale Keown, Simon Bisley, Sam Kieth, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, HR Giger, Joe Mad, Cory Walker, Dave Johnson, and many more currently have an impact on me, mostly French and Japanese artists.

Sweet, got all the comp copies I did covers for this week! Had a lot of fun playing in others sandbox. Sweet, got all the comp copies I did covers for this week! Had a lot of fun playing in others sandbox. Sweet, got all the comp copies I did covers for this week! Had a lot of fun playing in others sandbox.

Sweet, got all the comp copies I did covers for this week! Had a lot of fun playing in others sandbox.

Before Invincible, there was Ted Noodleman. Jim Keplinger and I had some good times on this weirdness. And really, I looked at drawing Noodleman as my college. I learned a lot. Actually it helped land me the Invincible gig. Robert Kirkman hated the ugly silliness of Ted, but saw I could handle comics. It was good to hone my skills on all this work, all for free. But hey, it was cheaper than college! Before Invincible, there was Ted Noodleman. Jim Keplinger and I had some good times on this weirdness. And really, I looked at drawing Noodleman as my college. I learned a lot. Actually it helped land me the Invincible gig. Robert Kirkman hated the ugly silliness of Ted, but saw I could handle comics. It was good to hone my skills on all this work, all for free. But hey, it was cheaper than college! Before Invincible, there was Ted Noodleman. Jim Keplinger and I had some good times on this weirdness. And really, I looked at drawing Noodleman as my college. I learned a lot. Actually it helped land me the Invincible gig. Robert Kirkman hated the ugly silliness of Ted, but saw I could handle comics. It was good to hone my skills on all this work, all for free. But hey, it was cheaper than college! Before Invincible, there was Ted Noodleman. Jim Keplinger and I had some good times on this weirdness. And really, I looked at drawing Noodleman as my college. I learned a lot. Actually it helped land me the Invincible gig. Robert Kirkman hated the ugly silliness of Ted, but saw I could handle comics. It was good to hone my skills on all this work, all for free. But hey, it was cheaper than college!

Before Invincible, there was Ted Noodleman. Jim Keplinger and I had some good times on this weirdness. And really, I looked at drawing Noodleman as my college. I learned a lot. Actually it helped land me the Invincible gig. Robert Kirkman hated the ugly silliness of Ted, but saw I could handle comics. It was good to hone my skills on all this work, all for free. But hey, it was cheaper than college!

Super quick little hyperlapse video showing off a small portion of my creature book. Which btw is on sale because Columbus Day was yesterday. Yay day after Columbus Day! And it’ll be on sale only for today. So there. Also I put up a few more pages of original art. http://ryanottleystore.bigcartel.com/products

Good morning. There was a lot of great stuff happening in issue 109. This was a fun scene to draw. I miss Mauler.

My son and I playing the scribble game.

Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander. Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander. Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander. Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander. Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander. Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander.

Random Invincible pencils for your eye usage. Take a gander.

Hey you, lookit this! I drew a variant cover for Amazing Spidey #8, colors by Marte Gracia ,out next month!