Has anyone every asked you draw a non-comic book character? Let's say, if someone asked to get a sketch of The President of these United States punching a fictional character, would you do that? And on that note would you draw a fan's original character as a sketch?
At cons I mainly do head and torso sketches, and occasional full commissions if I have the time. Price goes up when adding more than one figure so if you really want a commission of Lincoln punching Cookie Monster then it’ll cost you.
Also I only do known character sketches. I’ve done peoples own characters before and a few times they have used those as covers on their creator owned book. The problem is, it’s a head sketch drawn at a con, and now it’s a cover? I do put time and love into sketches but not the amount my covers need. It doesn’t represent my name very well to have a con sketch as a cover.
Random question. Do you ever doubt your artistic ability? Also how you doing?
Doing pretty good! And hell yes I doubt my artistic ability all the time! I can’t let the doubt slow me down at all though, it can consume people. I need to recognize my strengths as well as my weaknesses, and then strengthen both!
Hey man, Would it be ok if whenever I meet you at a con whould it be ok if I show you some of my drawings? I recently started with sequential, and am loving it as of right now. Thanks
Of course! I won’t give advice or critique unless you ask for it though. I can’t tell if some people would like a portfolio review or to simply just show me their art. Both are handled differently of course. So be specific!
Dear Ryan, I'm a huge fan of you work on Invincible, but my favorite stuff you do are the random monsters and one shots of crazy creatures destroying people. I just wanted to know where you get the ideas for them, and maybe how you got so good at the line work that goes into them shading wise.
I come up with creatures just by drawing. A lot of those monsters I draw are not something I envision. Most ideas come after I’ve started drawing, and I go a new direction many times through the course of a drawing.
Hey Ryan! First off, I love Invincible, and your unique style. It's one of the main reasons I love that book! This summer, it's been announced you're coming to Denver for our Con, and I'm stoked! Are you as excited to visit?
I’m always excited for cons. Especially Denver, I hear last years Denver con was gigantic with hungry fans just like SLC. That’s what happens when there is no cons for miles and miles and then suddenly a Comicon pops up! Everyone goes!
First of all, i would like to salute you for your great talent and the nice job you're doing in INVINCIBLE, you're a inspiration for all of us, second...i would like to know where you wanted to get when you started? P.S: Sorry, my english sucks...i speak/write português, so...
Thank you! The dream was to draw comics for Marvel, but I soon realized drawing Invincible has so many pluses that I stayed! Nothing like creator ownership.
Hey Ryan ! How tall is Former Regent Thragg ? ... im Joking ... Does Robert put a limit for you about the gore in your drawing ? or you¨re free to make whatever you want ... of course allways following the script .. thanks for bringing us this awesome comic every month along with Robert. PD: im sorry if my english is bad its not my native lenguage.... Greetings from Venezuela.
No limits! I go as crazy with gore as I want. And I want it intense because it shows how powerful these superheroes are, comics of my childhood couldn’t show that. And it frustrated me. A regular human fight can get pretty violent and crazy. A superhero fight would definitely be considerably worse to behold.
hello! I am doing a project for school and would be rally grateful if you could answer this question: When you make a comic, how do you do to create a nice flow/bring life to it? thank you :)
You mean Dynamism? I guess that just takes watching how others did it, learn what they did, and do it in your own way. Tweak it to the point where you feel life from it. Knowing anatomy and how to move it around is essential, exaggerating any punches or whatever you want to get across. Don’t know if that answers your question, it’s a hard one to explain!
I've been paying attention to your frequent responses on here and was wondering if there was any way I could possibly purchase a commission mailed from you or at least get put on a waiting list for one since I'm all the way down here in Texas missing out on the conventions across the country that you've popped up at. Haven't asked an artist for anything like this before and have actually been a bit nervous about doing so, but just let me know if that's in any way possible. Keep up the good work!
Don’t be nervous at all! Least that could happen is I say “No”! And yeah, my answer is No. Heh.
I only draw commissions at cons. Too busy with work right now to squeeze anything else in. Thanks for the interest though!
I heard you were coming to C2E2 in Chicago and I lost my shit! How can I contact you to get on a commission list while you're there? (I know its not for like 5 months, but I've been regretting not getting on the NYCC 2012 list for a year) Thanks!
The way I do commissions is at the convention you come find me at my table as early as possible, see my prices and see if I still have spots available on my list, and if you agree to prices and there is room on my list then you pay me, tell me what you’d like me to draw, then I stay up late and draw it, by the next day it’ll be ready for you to pick up, at that time we high five and part ways.