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07-28-2006, 05:46 PM
Man, I don't think I've posted drawings on this site in forever. Mostly because of an f'ed up housing situation that denied me access to a scanner, but also because I'm primarily a doodler, and I didn't think sticking strictly to sketches was much of a contribution to the community here. Now that there's this fancy sketchblog section, I don't feel as guilty about that.:p
This is some of the stuff I've been messing around with during my absence. Even though, as I said, I mostly just scribble, it is a personal goal of mine to actually improve and learn things so if you have any advice, criticism, comments on personal hygiene or blanket judgements of me as a person, I'm happy to take whatever I can get.
I'll offload a bunch of shizz now, and update in the future. Thanks for looking brohams!
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Alright, yeah, I think that's good for now. Thanks again!
07-28-2006, 06:06 PM
Holy shit!!! This could quite possibly be my most favorite sketch blog in the history of sketch blogs. Christ, you've improved phenomenally since the last time I saw your stuff. Hey, I inked your work last year and the improvements between then and now are AMAZING.
07-28-2006, 06:14 PM
This is some excellent stuff here. Just wow.
07-28-2006, 08:25 PM
nice stuff, definitely. I luv the first superman doodle. And I like reading your comments as well, pretty funny :p
07-30-2006, 02:08 PM
Popninja-Man, you have absolutely no idea how much that means to me. Some of the comments you made while we were working on that comic really resonated with me, and had me reevaluate how seriously I wanted to work on improving. So now, while I still mostly just sketch, I try to do so at least 2 hours a day and with a focus on learning specific things. The fact that you are the first person to respond and say you notice some improvement is like the best thing I could possibly hear.
I think if I were to work on another comics project anytime soon, I'd still do a pretty terrible job. For as many comics as I read, I have no sense of composition or storytelling, and my grasp on perspective and attempts at backgrounds are pretty shoddy at best. I also have a hard time doing clean pencils, as I tend to draw very loosely and build up my figures. That's stuffs definitely on the "to do" list, but I want a better handle on anatomy first.
Thanks again dude, that really does mean a lot to me.
tekende-You're far too kind. Thanks a lot for taking the time.
austere-Thanks! Glad you like my little notes, now if only I ever bothered to read them...:rolleyes:
To keep this blog on track, here's a panel from a page I was working on but ultimately scrapped. I don't remember why I only scanned this one panel, as I'm far from in love with it(ugh, that grass!), but whatever, it was on hand.
Thanks again everyone.
07-30-2006, 02:10 PM
The improvement in your work is astounding. Keep up the good work, and don't be such a stranger.
07-30-2006, 02:19 PM
Hey thanks a ton Ugga! Having worked with you as well, you're definitely in the same category as Popninja as far as people who's opinion carries particular importance to me. I'll try to be less of a stranger.:D
07-30-2006, 04:20 PM
This sketch blog is a treat. I thank you for it.:D
07-30-2006, 07:01 PM
Are you ready for this?
I haven't worked with you, and I'm really impressed by this collection of sketches! Whammo!
I especially like the dynamism in so many of the poses, and the expressive faces are a very close runner-up. I hope you update this thread frequently!
07-31-2006, 04:41 AM
WOW! great stuff. What do you use for reference, are there any paticular books or websites?
I really enjoy your art and can't wait to see the next update!
07-31-2006, 05:39 AM
Brilliant stuff. I'm really digging these.
07-31-2006, 05:48 AM
i agree with everyone, i really dig your style,bro, keep it up
07-31-2006, 04:15 PM
I am not often jealous of others style and abilities.
I am of yours.
Thus, I hate you.
Your work has amazing character to it, I am very, very impressed!
You must be an industry pro?
In all honesty, you are one of the most talented folks I have seen.
07-31-2006, 06:05 PM
Great stuff! I love the clean style, use of lines and man its just a lot of fun.
07-31-2006, 06:44 PM
I am so happy to see Pencilpunx getting so much love.
As I've been telling him for ages, work on the backgrounds, and there will be no stopping him.
08-02-2006, 07:01 PM
fatmancomics-Pssssh, whatev! I thank you for looking at it!:D
I'mAWheel-If we haven't worked together, and you're still saying that, the obvious conclusion is that you must owe me money for something. Well, consider the debt cleared, you manipulative bastard! Thanks a lot man. I'll try to update it as often as I can.
thincage-I'm a fan of your work, so that's high praise indeed. Much appreciated!
countfrankenstin-Thanks holmes, I'll try.
Hellseeker-Is smoking cigarettes and playing video games all day an industry? Because if so, I've been an "industry pro" for years! In all seriousness though, the very fact that you would ask that is incredibly flattering. No, I'm just some dude who really likes to draw for fun. Thanks so much for your way-too-kind words.
JonWes-Thanks Jon! I'm a fan of clean, open linework, so if I'm getting anywhere close to that I'm happy to hear it.
Ugga Bugga-I very much appreciate everyone's positive feedback, but to be honest, attention makes me kinda nervous. I've been working on backgrounds. I think I can reproduce things from reference fairly efficiently now, and I have a decent understanding of perspective, it's coming up with that stuff from scratch that seems to stump me. I've still got so much to work on and learn. You have my tremendous thanks for the continued support.
Frito-I'm a reference whore. It's probably becoming a crutch, but I'm just voracious for learning as much anatomy as I can. I don't want to bog this post down with a thousand links, so I'll share the ones I use most often:
Deviant Art Stock Images Gallery (http://resources.deviantart.com/stockart/)-Lots of photos of people with swords, guns, wearing robes, jumping around, etc. They're catered towards the type of stuff an artist needs to draw for comics/illustration in a way that most stock photography sites aren't.
Fotosearch (http://www.fotosearch.com/)-This one's got more traditional photography, but it's a good site for ideas regarding composition.
Head Model Resource (http://thnom.tehunlose.com/model_resource/)-Pretty self explanatory.
Schwarzenegger Muscle Gallery (http://www.schwarzenegger.it/gallery/musclegallery1.html)-I wouldn't use this to draw Emma Frost, but it's a good place to see lots of clearly defined muscles, helping you understand where they are, what they do, how they move, etc. Also, a lot of the pictures are in b&w, which is helpful in learning about how to light the figure.
Gallery of Hands (http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/farp/hand/)-Again, self explanatory. I definitely need to use this one more often.
MadRadHair (http://community.livejournal.com/madradhair/profile)-Scroll down a bit for links to photographs of awesomely insane hairstyles.
I hope that's a start, anyway. Thanks a ton for your comments!
08-03-2006, 04:43 AM
Here's what I've done since Monday. I don't know if this will be any fun to look at, seeing as it's mostly gesture drawings, hand studies and the like. Maybe if you pretend it's the hand of God...gripping a Sharpie...and a spray paint can...for some reason? I dunno. Anyway, it's good practice, and I like to provide physical evidence that I do actually listen to critiques and try to work on my weaknesses.:p
As always, c&c much appreciated and encouraged, and thanks for looking!
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Thanks for the links, they are a great help.
08-03-2006, 02:18 PM
stellar stuff. your characters have amazing personality to them
08-10-2006, 03:42 PM
NickGuy-Thanks! That's ironic, since I myself have absolutely no personality in real life. I'm like a wet paper bag. A wet paper bag that smokes too many cigarettes and curses a lot.
This is kind of a half-assed update, as it's only one little drawing. Self critique: Hands continue to give me trouble, I'm pretty sure those arms are too long, and something's up with his feet. I think they're probably in poor perspective.
Coloring is far outside my realm of knowledge, but I have Photoshop on my work computer, so it's a fun way for me to waste the money Virginia tax payers are giving me to be working.
08-15-2006, 02:45 AM
Amazing a pleasure to behold...solid work man!
08-16-2006, 11:16 PM
stellar stuff. your characters have amazing personality to them
I agree. It's good to see along with the sense of gesture to them. They don't seem posed, just very natural.
08-18-2006, 12:08 AM
mrh7448-I'm really happy to hear that. Natural poses are something I'm consciously striving for. Thanks much for the feedback!
I think most of this stuff can be found elsewhere on the board, as it was primarily for the Howlers Fusion (http://www.penciljack.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70184)(plugged!). I've been busy though, without much time to draw, so I'm cross posting them to keep this blog alive.
Big thanks again to everyone who stopped by to leave a comment.
08-21-2006, 10:10 PM
Holy crap. Now this is what a sketch blog is all about. I like your clean lines and body movement. Inspiring stuff.
08-22-2006, 08:09 PM
I look at this sketch blog every day.
At the top of each page, I have a favorite sketch.
Then I scroll down abit, only to find I have a new favorite.
Then, there's like a bunch more pages, all new favorites.
Seriously cool style, and every day I can't wait to see more.
08-24-2006, 12:24 PM
LiquidPope-Aw shucks, thanks dude! I would update it every day if I could, to make it worth your while, but unfortunately I have to eat and pay rent, which means working 40-50 hours a week doing bullshit.:p I'm glad you're getting enjoyment out of what I am able squeak out, though. Thanks again.
I think I'm going to make an effort to diversify my subject matter and work on my weaknesses with this blog. It'll probably result in my drawings taking a nosedive in quality, but I need to just suck it up and do it. Doing page after page of heads in 3/4 view and buff dudes in standing poses isn't helping me improve any. I don't know if I'll be able to actually follow through, but I'm going to see if I can't try and draw more women, animals, scenery, hands, feets, foreshortening, perspective and all that other jazz I tend to ignore. We'll see. For now...
08-25-2006, 01:03 PM
damn it....now i've gotta go and bury all of my sketchbooks deep deep in the ground.
fantastic stuff here man. i'm really amazed by the fluid movement and personality of everything you do.
08-30-2006, 11:27 AM
Wow, how could you ever think you couldn't contribute to this community without the "Sketch Blog" forum?!?! Your works are great! I love your creature work. I'm a creature kind of guy though when I see some crazy sketch/drawing of a ogre/orc/fat green guy I love it!!
Keep it up!
08-31-2006, 12:28 PM
Man, I am all about this stuff.
08-31-2006, 10:46 PM
Awesome clean stuff. Great use of different line weights.
09-04-2006, 06:01 PM
Ill hire you right now if you want to make some cash,youre artwork has given me a brain aneurysm in the best way possible.
more info here
09-07-2006, 11:19 PM
industripop-Psssh, whatever! I saw your work in the Howler's thread and if anyone is to be burying their sketchbooks it is I. I kneel before your badasseditude! Thanks!
Castorious-Thanks man, I appreciate it. If you like fugly green dudes, the thing I'm about to post will probably be right up your alley.
Lenin-Thank you! I'm going to reiterate again for the hell of it that your thread in the sketches section totally rules.
xsouthsidex-Wow, that looks awesome! I'm a big fan of cash, but unfortunately I've obligated myself to a few things (like ASJ41 (http://www.uggabugga.net/asj41/chapters/index.htm)) that will probably keep me busy for the next couple of months. They don't pay, but I'm trying to honor my commitments so I'll have to pass. Thanks anyway though, that's tremendously flattering, and hey, if you need pin up work or something I could probably hook that up pro bono.
So my friend calls me and says he needs an inside front and/or back cover for his book that needs to go to the printers at the end of the day (to be ready for the Small Press Expo). He asks me to read his work, then draw, ink, scan and color something for him in 3 hours. Yeah alright, I'm f***ing Superman now? I figured I would at least TRY though, so here's what I managed to throw together:
I know there's serious issues with it (color=ugh), those large black areas are pretty tacky, and it's boring, but I don't feel too guilty seeing as how I was totally put on the spot.
Ummmmm, oh yeah, here's 2 other older things to justify bumping this thread:
Thanks again everybody.
09-08-2006, 08:17 AM
Not much to add, just wanted to say it's good stuff. Really good.
10-05-2006, 10:43 PM
shoryukenmaster-Sorry I didn't reply earlier, I try not to bump this thread when I don't have new material to add. Thank you for taking the time to comment, and thank you very much for the compliment! Awesome screenname by the way.
Yeah, so, I've done a pretty crappy job at keeping this thing updated over the last month. I came strong out of the gate, then promptly fizzled. Too much "real life" interfering with my drawing time, I guess. Even though it's the act of drawing that's the important thing, and not bumping my blog, I decided to scan and composite whatever odd scraps I could find from the last few weeks to at least keep this from slipping of the main page.:D
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04-09-2008, 06:20 PM
Oh my shit it's been a long time since I was last here. So long that all of the images in this thread are now broken. That's too bad, as there were a ton of, like, awesome backgrounds and thrilling action scenes and perfect anatomy studies, and 4 dimensional compositions, and all sorts of other stuff I usually never draw. Your mind would have been blown.
As I've been trying to start drawing again, I'm going to stealthily pop in here and dump some stuff. Hopefully if I keep it up, I can keep this thread from slipping to page infinity again. Thanks for looking!
(There's a lot of random stuff here. Some of it pencil, some ink, and then a bunch of doodles I messed around with digitally. There's also some things I did from scratch in Illustrator. Either way, it's all "sketches" to me, so I'm assuming it's appropriate for this part of the forum.)
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04-09-2008, 06:27 PM
Awesome studies n facial expressions. :cool:
04-09-2008, 08:11 PM
Damn man, when you sketch dump, you don't mess around! Great stuff, post more often though! :D
04-09-2008, 08:15 PM
Welcome back. This was one of my favorite threads buried at the bottom of the sketchblogs. You have such an expressive style. The new stuff looks great. 'Can't wait to see more.
04-09-2008, 09:03 PM
i especially like seeing the constructions lines -- get to learn about how it was done.
04-09-2008, 11:37 PM
You have great works but, that is the best cow in a moo moo I have ever seen.
04-10-2008, 03:40 AM
You've certainly developed your style (for the better) since the last time I had seen your work. It's a lot more slick now.
04-10-2008, 07:40 AM
I love me some pencilpunx.
04-10-2008, 08:08 AM
Ah man, I really hope you aren't teasing again. Please stick around and post. A lot.
05-14-2011, 11:53 PM
I would offer a belated "thank you" for that last comment, shoryukenmaster, but it's been so long you may be dead. Wherever your spirit now roams, know that I am grateful, and that I hope my outright refusal to honor your previous request is not tantamount to me pissing on your (potential) grave.
I was about to start this with "It's been awhile but blah blah blah, here's what I've been up to blah blah blah" but reading back I see that I've done that before. Like four times. So I'll get real real: Every time I stick around for a little while, some unbelievably kind and generous person asks me to get involved with some project of theirs. I'm so surprised and flattered to be asked, that I agree, without putting any thought at all into what I've just committed to. Inevitably, I have a panic attack at some point in the process, and metaphorically spit in the face of this wonderful person when I flake out on them. Then I feel like such a worthless piece of shit that I have to run away in shame. It's such a terrible feeling (though absolutely deserved), and yet I somehow managed to repeat this cycle at least three times. Eventually, I opted to just recuse myself from posting here altogether, and relegated myself to the bushes. Where I lurk. Watching you. Rooting through your trash.
But here's the rub: I love to draw, and I want to get better at it, but I can't get any better in a vacuum. I've completely stagnated. Every now and then I've worked up the courage to poke my head out in the Weekly Sketch Group (which is a great project full of great people), but it's not really the place to ask for detailed critique of your work. So I'm setting my tent back up here, amongst the broken links, and cobwebs, and 6ft tall grass, and the corpses of MySpace and Friendster and other long dead internet things. Maybe if I can keep this updated, some of you gracious folks will help me to improve.
Treat anything you see here as your punching bag. I can take it, and Lord knows I certainly deserve it. Thanks for looking/reading!
[Note: Some of these are things from the Weekly Sketch Group threads that I'm re-posting to pad my image count.]
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The last time I was here I believe there was a limit of 3 images per post. I don't know if that's still the case, so I apologize if that was inefficient posting on my part.
05-15-2011, 12:25 AM
I guess my advice, besides detailed crits that I'd just be pulling out of my asses' ass anyway, would be to funnel the figure drawing time into some comics? Nothing makes you better at drawing comics than drawing comics, and you'll probably get that pitch fear until making comics feels natural. Just stuff for you...silly fan comics or a story you've been sitting on or whatever gets you going. Maybe you do? I don't know.
The studies and stuff are obviously paying off, but, personally, I've never felt like I'm really learning unless I'm telling stories. Your mileage may vary.
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