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Smitty
Smitty
Last Activity: 01-18-2020, 02:16 AM
Joined: 03-27-2007
Location: At home
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  • Smitty
    replied to Is Tracing a Technique?
    "Never draw what you can copy. Never copy what you can trace. Never trace what you can cut and paste." Wally Wood

    The thing to remember with Woody was: no one could bury you faster or more completely than Wally Wood. No matter what or who he worked over, by the time he was done,...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Runner: Sundown Chapter 1 - Page 30
    Arthur Guptill's "Rendering in Pen and Ink"

    Note the book has no interest in comics. That's a feature, not a bug.

    All of American adventure comics can be traced back to three guys: Alex Raymond, Milt Caniff and Harold Foster. Nobody did forests/jungles better than...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Best Inking Books?
    Arthur Guptill's "Rendering in Pen and Ink"

    Note the book has no interest in comics. That's a feature, not a bug.
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  • For Mac, control+click on the image and "Copy Image Address" Type out image tags in your post at PJ and paste your url between them....
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  • Smitty
    replied to Proportion lineup
    As Big John Buscema once said, "Learn to draw and, uh... draw faster."

    The Hex orthogonals are "made up" and slapped out at hyper-speed. This comes from practice. The first time someone looks at a perspective book, they might as well be looking at kanja or calculus....
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  • Smitty
    replied to Proportion lineup
    This is something every artist should do for their files. It's not required that all artists agree with your proportions but you want to be consistent within your own work. Hulk and Logan are perfect end pieces; the giant and the shrimp, everyone else is somewhere in-between.

    I submit you...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Colossus
    I'm not sure if your proportions are intentional or boo-booed. If 5 head tall wonky proportions are what you meant, CARRY ON, wonky rocks! If your proportions are boo booed... if ever there was a character perfect for 8-9 heads, Colossus is it.

    Beware GI Joe snap-on doll arms. Fit biceps...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Nude Hulk
    The back leg is, if anything, too long. Because this is a 3/4 view the heels cannot fall on an horizontal line unless we're standing in a hole 6 feet deep with our eyes even to the floor. If the legs were of "even" length then his back leg would be longer than the front...
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  • Smitty
    replied to "God" Sketch...
    Beware the rope and mop look. Avoid lines perpendicular to hair growth....
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  • Smitty
    replied to Logan study
    Hang on here... is this the baby faking being real, faking being dead or faking being Logan's who's faking that it's his... or real... or dead? I'm getting tense just thinking about it.

    Beware elephant wrists and oversized fists.
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  • Smitty
    replied to My Sketch Blog
    Showing up for you doesn't really mean anything other than your machine is talking to itself. I'm no hacker but I see no evidence in your code of images or image hosting sites.

    I go back to my original question: To what image hosting site (imgur, photobucket, DA, etc) have you uploaded...
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  • Smitty
    started a topic Please, sir. May I be approved?

    Please, sir. May I be approved?

    Seems our site gremlin disapproves of inspirational messages

    post 41 https://www.penciljack.com/forum/lab...e-wraith/page3

    That'll teach me to be a sweetheart. GET OFF MY LAWN!
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  • Smitty
    replied to New comic: The Wraith
    Grumpy old man that I am I simply can't imagine lying on my deathbed thinking "I wasted my life on family and friends."

    I mentioned before that any who pursue the arts are bug-nut crazy. The closest thing to a sane reason is the sheer love of doing. If you're seeking fame, fortune,...
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  • Smitty
    replied to My Sketch Blog
    I don't know if nothing's showing up because there's nothing to see or if my browser's behind the tech curve but all I can see are missing image "?" icons.

    Poking through your source code I can't find anything that resembles a legitimate image address or even a image hosting site....
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  • Smitty
    replied to Logan study
    Better. More natural.

    Watch your hands. Without reasons to the contrary, palms in. You are your own best model, no need for a mirror here. Stand in front of a wall, note how your hands are "palms in". Turn your body 3/4 to the wall. Note how hands turn with you and remain "palms...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Diana and Selina
    This is the very definition of a bad girly-man pose; It's the posture of a vain pretender, the exact opposite of our character. Dianna would be laughed off Amazon island for that.

    We want your "power pose" (post 24) with elbows pointing back. We know they point back because of...
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  • Head proportions change with age. Eye-line for adults is 1/2. For little kids 1/2 is the brow-line. Adjust accordingly for ages in-between.
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  • Smitty
    replied to New comic: The Wraith
    I was 28. Mark Shultz was 31.

    Never trust a camera. "The camera never lies" may be the biggest lie ever told. While you may stumble across a few things studying photos it's faster to learn these things, in order, from the beginning, and then apply them to photos to see where their...
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  • Smitty
    replied to New comic: The Wraith
    Hal Foster was 40 when he started drawing comics. Raymond Chandler was 50 when he started writing. Col Sanders was 60 when he started KFC. Do you gotta dance or not?

    First, let's just state the truth: Anyone who seeks a life in the arts is bug-nut crazy. If I can convince you to give up...
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  • Smitty
    replied to Scratchaday 39: Two Face
    Thanks for laughing. 80 years from now, when the 22nd century is days away and today is ancient history, the girlish cut of what's now considered a (koff-koff) "man's" suit may well seem old fashioned, quaint and appropriate. Grumpy old man that I am I can't separate guys like Harvey and the...
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