Monday, September 7, 2015

Clumzor's Bambi Study

This is a study of Clumzor’s Bambi from his NSFW comic, The Party.  Clumzor is one of my favorite artists, and Bambi is my favorite character of his.  The top left image is from his comic, while my copy is on the right.  Below should be a gif showing my process.
I once was fortunate enough to catch Clumzor drawing on Picarto and got to talk to him for a bit.  Very nice and helpful guy.  He had some great advice, and two points have stuck with me.  The first was to get off my ass and actually MAKE the comic that I’ve been thinking about.  I’m working on that one. :)  The second was to basically wallow in my favorite artist’s work.
So, I wallowed a bit in Bruce Timm’s stuff, and now here I am wallowing in Clumzor’s art.  It’s great fun.  I love his style.  Thanks for the advice, Clumzor!
- Ark


  1. You are a very talented artist.... we used to be rather good... nerves not up to it these days...
    But can still look over some of my old work... still try my hand at sketching from time to time (often with rather "disappointing" results.... we now only draw a "greeting" card for a Friend to give these days... they say I did "good".... but all I see when I look at it are my "flaws"....

    1. Thanks for the kind words. My flaws stick out like a sore thumb in all my works. I just keep quoting Ira Glass to myself:

      “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” ― Ira Glass

      - Ark