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Old 03-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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I've decided that I suck and I'm gonna do something about it

I think I'mma keep this up for 3 months or something :U I started last week to kind of see if I can commit to it, and COME ON WILLPOWER ROLL WINS

the plan is reference every weekday and then imagination over the weekend, idk doesn't really matter

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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I used to draw every day like you, but then I took a baby to the life.

Seriously, though, it's good to see you back. It's interesting how our definitions of 'sucking' differ, as I see your work, and am still blown away by it.
Still, though: practice is something every one of us can benefit from.
Good luck.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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Man, you just keep getting better and better. Awesome stuff, awesome plan.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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Those are all very cool! You're amazingly succesful in catching every texture and material that gets tossed at you.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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@joe: Definitely awww thanks for the encouragement haha.
@Jigo: :'D thanks! haha gonna hopefully unsuck by the end of this.
@random: </3 D; I try to get something out over the weekend.

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I just had the ref saved as pretty.jpg on my computer lol, wow this is my first real wide open pure environment study :S it's so haaard
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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Strong work, astrapho. How long do you spend on these?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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Hey, these are really nice! I like how confident your brush strokes look.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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you have improved vastly since the time i first met you on here, and I love your attitude toward improvement. very inspiring to newbies and old-pro's alike.

Keep it up
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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@XChris: Thanks They vary from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours and more, but I never cross 2 hours because if I do I'd oversleep work everyday hahaha.
@Alucard: Thanks
@Threes: That's really encouraging to hear especially since I don't feel my improvement at all lol, it just never gets easier man >.>

8. Here's a sketch I did which I will finish one of these days


I still find it really challenging to polish one of these, I have a lot of these half complete sketches lying around because I just kind of give up halfway :S we'll see...

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Pen and ink, finding out the hard way that my pen was not waterproof

Sorry lamb, I'll see if I can squeeze in a quick one during downtime at work lol!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #10
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I really like the pen and ink drawing. Don't worry too much, it looks badass as ever even if the pen wasn't waterproof.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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@Random: well phew :3 was just looking at the pen ink smearing and I was like shiiiit I'm an idiot lol!!

Ponies again, can't escape from the ponies man

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Sooo I'm trying to work on characters. Codeword for my god I'm too tired to paint so I will sketch stuff instead. I've got this kid character I'm trying to design.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #13
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I was putting off this one for the longest time because it was so intimidating >.< Did the rough lines, stared at it, creyed and went to bed.

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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I'm so loving the blueline work. Lovin' it, I tell you.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #15
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Hehe thanks Az. xD



So I continued, and then I got frozen up with all the details and stuff and destroyed it, so I reverted to an earlier save and here it is. My god I am terrible at buildings!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:52 AM   #16
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Lmao here's something else to make up for the suck

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:51 AM   #17
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My glorious pic for today

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I started with the first one as the sketch though..... not recommended, it was such a bitch because I didn't work it out beforehand, I kinda just threw up my arms and gave up after reaching this stage because I didn't think about the door designs and it's gonna take ages ;A;
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I really like your characters, they're very expressive.

I like this latest piece, especially the grass and flowers in the foreground. They're obviously layed in very quickly, but it reads very effectively. The style kind of reminds me of the backgrounds on Samurai Jack or the creator's other work.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:38 AM   #19
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daaang these are bloody amazing dude. loving that last one too.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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@Alucard: Thanks Yeah I was really influenced by that. And Erwin Madrid's stuff, his backgrounds are fabulous *A*
@man: thanks



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