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Critic Comic - Tom Preston Fun by FrostDrive Critic Comic - Tom Preston Fun by FrostDrive
I'm poking fun at TomPreston. If you don't know who he is, he's a deviant famous/INfamous comic strip artist :icontompreston:

Just pokin' fun. Nothing more.


ONE THING THOUGH - I"m not gay. I just had to make a joke at the end. Something that TomPreston hardly ever does.
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Critique by GaussianCat GaussianCat/critique/624736605">May 4, 2012, 9:52:49 PM
First, I shall talk about the context you have based your comic on:

Okay. The first time I saw Tom Preston in DeviantART some time ago I got interested about their artworks and I've seen they are fairly acceptable. But with the time I realized what an ass he is from lots of things. He uses to turn very defensive and sort of passive-agressive when someone points out any detail he has to improve, either his works or his attitude; I realized he blocks people over their opinions; sometimes he marks as spam comments that DeviantART mods wouldn't take it as such, but they use to be negative opinions, or simply hide them to ride back his magic unicorn; he said he had been studying 10 years in an art school, but his comics and lots of his pictures just...... doesn't reflect that. He thinks everybody is in war against him, specially if somebody gives him a negative opinion. Also his SYAC comics (poorly drawn and painted for a "professional cartoonist" with terrible anatomy and colouring, something lots of amateur artists know to handle on their works) tends to represent his douchebaggery very well too. Just some of his comics made me giggle a little but nothing more. It wouldn't cross in my head to buy one of his comics.

TL;DR: he does not take critique, thinks his artwork is worthy for an experimented artist and acts like a little bitch. I understand why lot of people dislike him on the Internet.


Now about your comic. First the plot.

LMAO! By some reason those men kissing jokes never gets old, even when some few times I think today these acts are a little cliché into humour comics. I wasn't expecting you get a passionated tongue kissing in appreciation of an artistic critique, :lol:. You transformed the sterile and sadly true plot of the TP's comic into a satire many people is going to laugh at, if they first read the TP version of course so that they can understand.

Now the drawing/painting details:

The relation between the lights and shadows seems very nice, for instance the brown colour turns into a darker brown with a little mix of blue, how the shadows gets more saturation, and the contrast the colour of the background makes with the characters.
But I don't like the the speech balloons. The font you used is way too hard and sort of annoying to the reader in my opinion. It also doesn't seem to go in harmony with the plot of the comic you drawn. I suggest you to use a font without a very thick bolding style, and possibly one with more curves and more style. And instead of perfect ovals, give your spell balloons more freedom by making imperfect forms (you may use the pen to make curves).
The anatomy very well and proportionated but not less free and caricatured.
Be careful with the sunglasses of the characters: I noticed the sunglasses of one of the characters in the first panel and the fourth panel have not earpieces. Sometimes people disregard this detail.
Also the composition of the characters and objects is well settled. The more you don't put them in a "boring" way (that means, very ordered), the more your comic breaks structures and the comic acquires more motion for the reader. That's what I have to say about how you drawn the comic.

I noticed you put in your profile you are giving points to everyone who gives you a critique. Please do me a favour: do not give me points for criticizing your picture, and hopefully to anybody who gives you critiques. Artistic critiques are priceless, specially into a free art community. There is nothing more helpful to real artists than critiques, and what allow them to improve a lot.

Instead points, you may let me get paid in a more... romantic way if my critique helped you and you wish to repay me :iconiseeplz:
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god this is hilariousRowlet heard you talking shit 
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you! Sorry for the late reply 
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:iconk-el-amrani:
K-El-Amrani Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Was that last panel with the kissing a Scott Pilgrim reference?

Or maybe that's just me...
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm.
I don't think so.

if you want it to be though you can.
it is what it is according to your perception. lol
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:iconbuggybugs1818181818:
buggybugs1818181818 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oo...
Wah, didnt expect the end to be like
It did *blushes*
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bettah blush. o3o
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:iconbuggybugs1818181818:
buggybugs1818181818 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol,
Oh I am tehe big time
XD
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I approve of this. :thumbsup:
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:iconbuggybugs1818181818:
buggybugs1818181818 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
er... really how much do u approve
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:iconuser-maron-goany:
UseR-MaRon-GoAnY Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHY IS THIS NOT ON THE FRONT PAGE?
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CUZ THERES NOT ENOUGH TITS>
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:iconuser-maron-goany:
UseR-MaRon-GoAnY Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THEN YOU SHALL ADD A DCUP ON EVERY O IN THIS COMIC>

AND ON EVERY CHIN YOU SHALL ADD A BREAST!

AND YOU WANNA CHANGE THE EYES INTO WHITE BREASTS WITH A MATCHING IRIS COLORED NIPPLE!

THAT WAY YOU CAN CALL IT ART AND GET AWAY WITH MURDER!
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll put nipples on the buttcheeks too.

That'll get everyone hawt in the pants.
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:iconcomics4u:
Comics4U Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Yours has more swag (and it isn't as pretentious.)
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SWAG is what's important in life.

So thanks. :thumbsup:
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:icondonasker:
donasker Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Up: Unfunny.
Down: Funny.

Up: Not well-drawn.
Down: Well-drawn.

Up: Egostical.
Down: Self-deprecating.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL.

Self-deprecating happens to be one of my favorite words.
Along with Contradictory. :D
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:icondonasker:
donasker Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Also, do you hate/dislike TomPreston, or was this affecionate?
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really have any strong feelings towards him.

I think he's a silly guy really, but not with his comics. With his personality. but as in, a bad way, since he goes about everything in a wrong way.

with this I was just poking fun.
And I had the idea.
And I couldn't resist it.

but actually now I regret making it since it's controversial. which is why it's in my scraps now, and not in my main gallery.
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I seriously lol'd.

Yours way of handling criticism is seriously better, even if a kiss was literally involved, because anything is better than the way TomPreston handles criticism. He first asks what's wrong, then assumes no one cares.

Even I could be a better cartoonist than him.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha.

I don't wanna agree because I don't feel like harassing or bad talking anyone.

So.
I'm just gonna say.


Haha. :D
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Not like I harass him either, although I still despise him.
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:iconpsykoaktivefantasi:
PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yours is way better :iconshadesplz:
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't trying to be better.

Oh wait.
I guess.
Subconciously I was.

That must be why some people took this as me being a prick.

Tis' why this is in my scraps now.
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:iconpsykoaktivefantasi:
PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny because...
You are a prick sometimes :iconyaaayplz:
But that's okay!
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and your too sensitive. :iconyaaayplz:
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:iconpsykoaktivefantasi:
PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lololol I am! :D
But that's okaaaay~
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe for other people.
but not for you so much.
You should hide your goat, and not make it so easy to get. :D
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:iconpsykoaktivefantasi:
PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!
....
MY goat.
MINE.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your goats fat.

JUST LIKE YOU.

Oh.
Your goats mine now. :iconsupernotimpressedplz:
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:iconrazrroth:
razrroth Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I like how the 'cool guy' is wearing SHORT shorts. Just makes him that much more cool. |D
I do have to say, though, that 'your' mouth in the first frame sorta terrifies me. Could crush fingers with those chompers. Better be careful with them. o-o XD
Very cute. Very interesting. Love it. :D
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The short shorts are foreshadowing. lolol xD

I don't even know what I was thinking when I made that mouth. It's like I just got hit in the face by a semi-truck before the first panel. xD
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:iconrazrroth:
razrroth Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Still love it. XD
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:iconzombiepoodle:
ZombiePoodle Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
The contrast between the two comics is crazy.
The second one is actually much more pleasing to look at! :D
I have many crushes on you.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really know how Tom picks such bad colors. Maybe because he rushes so much.

You can make so much more appealing colors if you just actually take the time to pick and repick them. :D

Ohshucks :heart:
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:iconzombiepoodle:
ZombiePoodle Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
He's always rushing through his work, this so called "professional" haha.

His work might actually be funnier if he listened to the blue shirt guy.

:iconyoucardplz: lol I'm just creepin'on ya.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quality. Not quantity.
It seems he kinda forgets that.
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:iconzombiepoodle:
ZombiePoodle Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
That or he's got his head so far up his own rear that he just doesn't care.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something like that! Haha. :D

Oh, and thanks for the watch.
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:iconzombiepoodle:
ZombiePoodle Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :DD
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:iconpooreccentric:
PoorEccentric Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
Pretty good satire.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
lol I don't even know what defines satire comedy.
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:iconpooreccentric:
PoorEccentric Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Writer
Welcome. =D

Knowing isn't a prerequisite for doing.
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not really.
but knowing really helps for the doing to be better. xD
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:iconpooreccentric:
PoorEccentric Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
But it's so much more interesting when knowing isn't involved.
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:iconshishizurui:
ShishiZurui Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
perfectly illustrates how you listen to your critique and adapt.
The music that would fit this is when you beat a level in Scott Pigrim, the mini cutscene tune XP
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be really honest, critiques go like "here's some minor bugs"
my response - Wow thanks I'll definitely fix that! C:"

Then I just never get around to fixing it, and make similiar mistakes again on the next round.
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:iconyay18:
YAY18 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I ship :3
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:iconfrostdrive:
FrostDrive Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ship?
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:iconyay18:
YAY18 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hee hee hee >: )
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