Hmm, well it's hard to wager to be honest.
George Perez in certain aspects is fantastic. He has an incredible ability for composition and panel placement for exciting ways of storytelling.
That aspect is true.
However, his facial construction and definitely anatomy has some issues.
However that's not his biggest problem or issue, and I think this is why people claim it looks dated. It's due to the lack of accurate light to shadow placement
on the body. Most of George Perez drawings is based on heavy outline of the figures. To go into small detail but not to overwhelm, when light hits a specific surface,
the area of the plane that changes direction has the darkest area, and past that area is somewhat lighter due to the reflection of light from it's perspective surface.
For Perez, a lot of his shadowing are big blotches of black, with no gradation or transition from a dark to lighter dark.
Let's use another art piece for example
This is Ben Oliver, previous batwing artist. And while he's not a fan on background, his realistic human drawing is a site to behold.
Now look at the last panel, you see how the light comes from the side, and than you have this really dark line before it transcends to lighter color.
That's accurate shadow placement.
Ultimately, my biggest critique of George Perez is that he needs some lesson under the works of chiaroscuro,
If he can do some studies like these
IMO, he would be able to pull off light and shadow more convince ably.
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Last edited by marshal99; 05-04-2012 at 04:40 AM.