Jump to content
Spin Attaxx

The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096

Recommended Posts

https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/618441115780317184

So Ken made a T-Shirt Design, and he's going to be taking Orders for it at Comic-Con. Could this be what he meant would be done in time for Comic-Con?

 

GET. YOUR. FUCKING. BOOK. RELEASED. BEFORE. MAKING. MERCHANDISE. 

 

What else is there to say? The art as usual looks incredibly horrid, and if I saw someone wearing this, I would probably burst out in laughter that anyone would be seen in public with something so horrible on. 

 

While we're at it, how about we take a look at the IPhone cases again:

 

IPhone Cases: All 3 are still unsold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm actually surprised that most of the art on that is new. Except for the ship (I believe) and the ghost of Lien-Da floating around in the back there*. So I suppose congratulations are in order for defying my expectations. Good on you, Pen.

 

That said, the shading is nonsensical and I don't know what's going on with Lara-Su's entire body.

 

And Lara-Su's shadow looks like a tree. The shadows in general don't make sense due to the lighting, but that one looks like a tree.

 

 

 

*A friend brought up that Lara-Su is actually reused- that's the sketch he did of her earlier but colored. It's interesting despite people telling him that her limbs were mangled that he made no move to fix them before proceeding to color the image.

 

Also I'm glad this time Lara-Su isn't in the super duper plot important Su-kini.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahahaha wow. Juuust wow. As is always the case, this is just atrocious; and as predicted by most, there are at least three images re-used in that picture from other sources, namely the ship, shadowy Lien-Da, and that Lara-Su is from a sketch that was released months back. And Xero and Taylor just look.... unnatural. Then again so does everything else, as per usual. 

 

Seriously though, guy, release your damn book first. 

 

Edit: Ninja'd regarding the re-used imagery. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm actually surprised that most of the art on that is new. Except for the ship (I believe) and the ghost of Lien-Da floating around in the back there*. So I suppose congratulations are in order for defying my expectations. Good on you, Pen.

 

That said, the shading is nonsensical and I don't know what's going on with Lara-Su's entire body.

 

And Lara-Su's shadow looks like a tree. The shadows in general don't make sense due to the lighting, but that one looks like a tree.

 

 

 

*A friend brought up that Lara-Su is actually reused- that's the sketch he did of her earlier but colored. It's interesting despite people telling him that her limbs were mangled that he made no move to fix them before proceeding to color the image.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you sure? That looks like a new pose and I can only remember one other image of him just standing there fiddling with his tech stick. Did I miss that image before?

 

If I'm wrong than take my relatively tepid praise down another notch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

release the book first

RelEASE the BOOK FiRST

ugghghhghghgh

 

Even if I didn't know what the Lara-Su Chronicles was, I would be very weirded out if I saw someone wearing that shirt. Because the art is so...well...not very good, as I think we've established :P

 

If he actually managed to get all those colors to print properly, it would be sort of impressive, just because of all the different colors and details and whatnot. But of course, it's ruined by the fact that...well...you know...the characters are ugly, horribly designed, and badly drawn.

 

Is it just me, or is Xero holding his weapon backwards? ...Because that's the major issue with this shirt right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/618441115780317184

So Ken made a T-Shirt Design, and he's going to be taking Orders for it at Comic-Con. Could this be what he meant would be done in time for Comic-Con?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the interests of thread balance, I'll play Devil's Advocate and say that I think it could be worse.  It gets a lot right in comparison to previous material; as noted, Lara-Su is front and centre, the elements themselves are less numerous and cluttered even if the level of detail in the backgrounds makes the whole image look saturated, and the title is actually positioned sensibly and legibly.  I think it's an improvement.

 

The poses, unfortunately, are... very stiff.  Mikhael Taelor or whatever his name is in particular looks like he's just jiving there, rather than presumably running dramatically forwards.  Hard to believe I'm saying this, but Ken might pick up some tips from the Boom: Fire & Ice cover art.

 

Is it just me, or is Xero holding his weapon backwards? ...Because that's the major issue with this shirt right.

 

Looking at it, it might be double-ended?  The two ends seem sufficiently different that I could see it being like the dagon, a single weapon with multiple uses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Hmm... So my patches didn't sell, my iPhone cases didn't sell, and I don't have the book out... I know! I'll make T-shirts."

I don't understand this man, he needs to have something from the book, not a shirt. How does he expect anyone to take this seriously?

Instead of taking a break from drawing, he should try to take a break from tweeting. I know it can be addicting, but I think he could get more work done if he'd lay off the social media.

He also needs to stop making merchandise until after this is out, whenever that's going to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For a t-shirt design, it's bloody awful. Who'd even want to wear that? You'd be stared at in public because of how gross the artwork looks!

And er, Penders, have you got any more pages done? Because it looks like you have once again not kept to your promise of finishing it before SDCC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More updates from Penders. He's in San Diego now and has announced that on his iPad, at his table, he will have the Prototype versions of not one, but two different Apps that go with The Lara-Su Chronicles, one being the TLSC App he's been talking about, and the other is an app exclusive to the Royal Secret Service.

https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/618574462414249984

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.