Hello Facepunch. First of all I’m very, very new to GMod. I got it for Christmas from a friend and my only experience with GMod posing was reading Concerned years ago. I was always inspired to try my own hand at a comic, but typically assumed it would be way beyond me. However since I now own the program, I didn’t really have an excuse not to try. So I’ve spent about a week working on my own project. I realise it’s better to start with single pictures and get better at them first, but I find I enjoy it more if I make pictures that tell a story continuously.
The comic is essentially a crossover for several videogame characters who I’ve grouped up in an alternate reality. The story is a little bit silly, but it will make sense. So far (Not including the 2 group shots below) I’ve made just under 50 frames of the comic. I got a little bit better as time went on (My earlier frames didn’t have DoF as I didn’t know about it), but I still have a lot to learn so this project is just as much an attempt at getting better as it is a story I want to finish.
I’m really hoping to get some opinions and critique from the people here. As an amateur I’m very eager to learn from the experts. I’m not hugely interested in post-editing pictures in an image-editor afterwards (Muzzle flashes and blood shots being an exception), so I’m hoping for any pointers on how I can improve in GMod itself. I’ve shrunk the following pictures down a bit and thrown on a simple border, the finished product will be presented better. Obviously no dialogue is in yet:
Group Shot #1 (Taken early in development)
Group Shot #2 (Taken recently)
Concept Frame #1 (First attempt at DoF)
Concept Frame #2 (Experimenting with camera positions)
Concept Frame #3 (Attempt at action shot)
After previewing this post I’ve realised the image quality has dropped more than I expected when I shrunk them down. The full size versions are much better. Really I’m hoping to get some general opinions on how it’s looking so far. I’ve tried to look at some other GMod comics as examples and I’ve seen some amazing ones over the last few days, however it seems like there aren’t that many around.