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76 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:52 pm

Hey, you just hit your first milestone, dude; 1K views on this thread.

Y'know, I have to agree with 26_994 up there. You draw so much and update so regularly that you should pull out from the shadow of this fan-site sometime in the near future.

*EDIT* And your 6th page, too =]

even more *EDIT* And your 100th post @_Q;



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77 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:58 pm

Triskelli wrote:Hey, you just hit your first milestone, dude; 1K views on this thread.

Y'know, I have to agree with 26_994 up there. You draw so much and update so regularly that you should pull out from the shadow of this fan-site sometime in the near future.

*EDIT* And your 6th page, too =]

ya, but it is difficult to find other good fourms that it is easy to post stuff on to.
but... I tend to ignore anything that comes from the mouth of that 26_994 person, no offense to him, he just says some of the most irrelevant things that I just tend to find him as a Troll



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78 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:45 am

setbb.com (for example)
deviantart.com (for deviations only!)

Hehe

Colorby names: Peach\Sunset
Uncolor names: Marta\Stacey

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79 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:10 am

Deviant Art takes WAAAAAAAAY to long to upload stuff to. so I dont really post any of my work up their.

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80 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:12 am

How long?

And,btw,(HOW YOU GET LEARNED) HOW TO DRAW?!?!

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81 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:54 pm

26_994 wrote:How long?

And,btw,(HOW YOU GET LEARNED) HOW TO DRAW?!?!

Practice Smile lots and lots of practice. Just try to imagine anything you want to draw, what ever you are interested in and just start to doodle. and just see what you come up with.
sooner or later you will develop your OWN style. Whether or not it looks good is from YOUR perspective. Don't really listen to insults. Its how YOU feel about your work that matters.

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82 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:53 am

keenspot.com one more host

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83 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:09 pm

Keenspot is a comic hosting site, not an art gallery site.

Besides that, Keenspot is part of ComicGenesis, which is open to anyone. Keenspot requires a well-followed comic and to pass certain tests to be hosted.

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84 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:13 pm

ehh.... ya, i dont really plan on starting my comic THAT soon. I need more advanced equipment for that. Hand drawing a comic on paper takes to long for me to do... well... now that I think about it, I may start sooner than I thought.

But i really just like drawing and showing that single drawing as it's self. Its kinda like my version of painting.

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85 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:24 pm

Steampunk Engineer (Shaded)

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86 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:34 pm

Click's Love...Game Controller. Very Happy Guess I can relate to him. Razz

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87 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:39 pm

*Sigh*

Click's not the only one with fond memories of the "purple lunchbox". =]

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88 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:10 pm

Sad *sigh* I have artist block... its really getting to me. If anyone out their is looking at my stuff, and has ANY suggestions...please tell me some. I seem to lose heart in my passion when I cant seem to do anything. I begin to think im not good at art. I just need some suggestions and some positive reinforcement.

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89 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:50 pm

Nikolai wrote:I begin to think im not good at art. I just need some suggestions and some positive reinforcement.


Not good at art?!? Take a closer look at all the drawings you've submitted. You've got more raw artistic talent than most syndicated comic strip writers! (Lookin' at YOU, B.C.) If you need consistent inspiration, though, here's an idea;

Take a dictionary, prop it up on its' spine, let it fall open naturally, take the first word you see, and use it as inspiration. Might help with your spelling, too. =p

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90 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:24 pm

Take a dictionary, prop it up on its' spine, let it fall open naturally, take the first word you see, and use it as inspiration. Might help with your spelling, too. =p[/quote]

Hmm....wondering if thats a family tradition of yours... HAHA jk.
but Idk...Its just that when I go and look at Professional artist and look at my work... i think "Ill never get there" I feel always stuck in neutral and moving slowly down a hill backwards. I dont feel like im ever getting anywhere. Its hard having to make deals with Envy just to keep moving along slowly in my artwork....if its even good enough to be considered "art". I dont even know anymore If I have the "honor" to call myself an artist...because im not getting anywhere. I need a big break. (like musicians get) I need more Training... and GOD knows I cant get it here in my town.

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91 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:10 pm

Photo Of Cloie (At The Park)

Tripp Furri (Squirrel)

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92 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Take a dictionary, prop it up on its' spine, let it fall open naturally, take the first word you see, and use it as inspiration.

A very good advice. But when you've choosen word you have to be pursue to make good stuff out of it. I did it once, when I was a kid-o on an art courses.

Its just that when I go and look at Professional artist and look at my work... i think "Ill never get there"

You'll certainly won't if you'll keep thinking that way. That's why I do my own stuff and when a comparsions are too damn painfull to bear, I undergo a masochistic rage of 12 hours straight, dull retracing excercises. That way I'm sure I'll be able to learn something new or polish my wussy skills.
If you're aiming to "get there" i.e to be in the some sort of "industry" releated to the art & stuff then some scrotum-twisting work awaits.
I do it, like most stuff in my life, for fun. Why ruin it by turning it into work when I play on stock market with my money earned on a active work that keeps me in shape? Very Happy

[qoute]I feel always stuck in neutral and moving slowly down a hill backwards.[/quote]

Sometimes you have to take one step back to make two forward. And it's not just a cliche saying. When I draw everyday I find it more an more frustrating, seeing no real progress. Rest from your stuff and come back to it after day or two. Get drunk, get laid, get stoned, get relaxed. Your mind needs a reset. After a good one, a kick start will be more than certain.

[qoute]its even good enough to be considered "art". I dont even know anymore If I have the "honor" to call myself an artist...because im not getting anywhere[/quote]

Pain is the part of being an artist. Same goes for sportsman and other people who want to expand their possibilities.
And what is art?Jackson Pollock? Or maybe Jan Mateyko?. Or maybe Jolly Jack?
A question without an anwser, but, if you'd ask me I'd never consider my stuff as an art. My pictures are manga/comic drawings. Nothing more, nothing less. When somebody calls it art I make a WTF face. Maybe because in polish language we don't say art on a comic style drawing. We don't use art per se. We say nice painting, drawing, song, composition, architecture style, layout... we say art when something is stunningly beautiful and requires great skill. So here where I live, calling a JJ's comic or drawings an art would make a whole crowd go WTF.
Oh, the language differences.

I need more Training... and GOD knows I cant get it here in my town.

Be a monkey. Copy.

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93 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:36 pm

Ya... but its still hard to do anything when you have that feeling of Envy all the time when you see more professional work done. you see, Drawing is EVERYTHING to me. Its the only place i can find true happiness and satisfaction. But, Unfortunately it as well is where I find sorrow and depression. I would love to develop my own style that I will have people eagerly waiting for the next drawing... but I have no idea of how to find that treasure. Jolly Jack is so luck to have developed that style that he uses that every time i see his work i think to myself "I wish I developed that", And that is why I emulate his work so much. My work though is nothing compaired to how he dose his. He can do a scribbled drawing like this...

And still it looks SO stunning. I absolutely can not for the life of me to figure out how to do this type of quick development with it looking good. I know it takes practice...but I've been drawing since i was in the forth grade.......and Im going on 10th now...
I just wish the I could be popular with my work... I would really like people to be thinking " I cant wait to see what he dose next." but... I dont know (have any friends) that are like that.

Envy is a horrible thing that Im trying to get past right now. I need an inspiration to get me to see that I can accomplish something. I guess you can say Im waiting for a Miracle.

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94 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:53 pm

Our polish painter, Jan Matejko (Mateyko) had one young student that barged depressed into his chambers saying :
"I hate it!"
"What do you hate?" - the Master asked.
"Those simpletons! I've painted my painting for two days and no one wants to buy it!"
"Well" - the Master frowned - "maybe you should paint it for two years and then clients and admirers would be coming through doors and windows"

During that dialog Jan Matejko was painting this painting :

http://smplanet.website.pl/yct/grunwald1.jpg - The Battle of Grunwald

It took him two years to finish it.

Good comic-style artists often sit 14hours + over their work. Patience.

Envy is a child of passion and passion is apparent when something or someone is - as you wrote - "everything" to you.

Tune it down. Do not aim at being as good as your favourites if you don't have a talent. The anwser if you have or don't lies withing your own self-esteem and common sense. Or in the eye of specialist, in the eye of master.
Aim at being better than those of your level. Steadily, steadily you'll get better.

If you're worse than your favourite, if your skill is too low do not toy with so-called emulating or you'll ride on a pissalocoaster. Copy that shit! When I was a kid I fell in love with "Space Jam" and copied every single picture of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck I've been able to get my hands onto (no internet). And then I was drawing them to my cousins - over and over again. Now I can draw Bugs Bunny taking a dump without looking at a reference - because I copied the shit out of it. Copying is not a bad thing unless you're shamelesly taking someone else's style as your own. And it is a great thing for practice.

JJ has a gift of having a light style. He's not going into details too much, he focuses on expressions & body language not some shiny earrings on a busty anthro. In the case of the latter - the less, the better Smile. JJ also suited himself into the most important, IMO, thing when it comes to being an comic book artist - storytelling. Look how many pics in his sketchbook section are a small scenes. Compressed movie takes. Comic books are the golden middle between art and book. Lot's of people (including me) focus more on story than on the graphics. Then I, f.ex. look how the story is told - the narration. Then, at the end I rate the artwork. Comic books are like zen - everything should be in harmony - story, narration and art. From experience I know that when art is dominant and the comic doesn't have separate scripter/writer then it is weak in story. Thus, maybe, yeah, it's a nice comic art album but not a comic book.

Define yourself and what do you want to achieve on the field of art/comics.

I don't know how old are you in the US when you're in 4th grade, but I've started more serious drawing, that means oriented at more practice at the age of twelve and I had a big break after two years wich was called "girls, guitar, alcohol, ciggarettes & other entertaining stuff that a fourteen year old kid shouldn't be interested in". You don't go that way (besides girls ofc Very Happy... and guitar Very Happy) and keep pracicing. Be more observant. And once again - if you're an observant you have to copy.

Drop the "I wish I could be popular". I never knew anyone who was popular because he could draw well and I knew few guys that could draw you with your dog taking a dump on a lawn by looking just once. Two of them are working in advertising groups. Lots of money. But they're in their late 20's and they've gone through Academy Of Beauty Arts and worked as a freelancers during their studies. They've worked (and still do) fukken hard to be where they are.
If you want to be popular when you're sixteen be a partyboy, grab a guitar or start rappin' or sumthin', because drawing won't work on a short scale. And learning how to draw sehr gut is a loong process.

Tell you're friends that you can draw for them, if you're confident enough and they will wait eagerly for your works Cool.

Miracles won't happen - maybe an archimedesian "Eureka!" at the time when you'll let go as the great Master himself. Ideas can catch you in the bathtub and they're the fuel for progress.

I have best ideas when I'm on the toilet. When I was your age I wrote five songs for my band on it - literally with guitar and pants around my ankles on a stool. And we weren't playing some punk but a prog-metal stuff Very Happy.


From what I've read my only advice for now is to hang your pencil down for a while and use the goods that life provides.

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95 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:22 am

Thank you sincerely, I agree with everything that you have told me and I hope it helps me out in the long run.
But, there was only one thing I didn't agree with., and that was "use the goods that life provides." the thing their is that (well I do agree with it) Its just that nothing is really provided.

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96 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:18 pm

OMG FINALLY!!!! Everyone HAS to admit that this is how they are feeling right now. (Who ever is actually on break)

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97 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:22 pm

Some sketches of some students at school.


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98 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:24 pm

Spring break? That's like a mythical event to us non-Americans.

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99 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Nikolai wrote:Thank you sincerely, I agree with everything that you have told me and I hope it helps me out in the long run.
But, there was only one thing I didn't agree with., and that was "use the goods that life provides." the thing their is that (well I do agree with it) Its just that nothing is really provided.

I take back what I said, it appears I have all I need provides in the world around me...maybe I dont need a teacher.

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100 Re: This is my own Character Drawings on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:27 pm

cenaris wrote:Spring break? That's like a mythical event to us non-Americans.

Awe man, Thats GOTTA be a drag.

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