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    That update is looking really good. I really like how the shapes of the animals sort of blend into the background so that I don't notice them at first. Then when I do notice them, it's like "wow, where did that come from!"

    The upper right does need to be toned down just a bit so that the stark white doesn't compete so much with the nice halo effect you are getting from the moon.

    Can't wait to see your next piece.
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    Thanks man,
    For what I do, that's about the best compliment someone could give me.

    I was going to hold off until tomorrow, but since we're on to page two

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    Childhood Artwork Continued

    AGE 13-15

    I took my first semester long art class in seventh grade, and then another one my Freshman year of highschool. The work from this period is mainly about experimenting with different mediums and methods. Assignments were more structured, and a little less personal, so I left most of them untitled. Around this same time, I also picked up the habit of giving my drawings to people outside my immediate family, so I'm sure some of the cooler stuff was handed out to friends or cute girls. The material that remains is bascially what I gave over to my Grandparents.
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    More "Childhood" Artwork

    Age 16-17

    Durring this period I did a lot of 'hanging out' ... and even more 'going out.'

    I'm sure the lapse in productivity was due, in no small part, to my getting a car and a girl (however briefly.) Subjects of interest included things like Alice, drug culture, and music from my parents generation. I think a lot of work was given away to friends, but I kept some of the drawings I made in math class. I also did some nice prisma color maps for US History, but only one survives. Durring this time I also had a brief resurgence of interest in acrylics, and decided to paint the walls of my old room.
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    Age 18-24 (Early Works Artchive):

    This is the artwork from my senior Year of highschool (at Foothill junior college) and from my first couple years in San Diego. The stuff below pretty much fills the gap between my childhood artwork and the material at the begining of this thread. I spent more nights reading and writing term papers than I did drawing, but I did manage to get out a few images of interest.

    I also included some maps/graphics that I made for an open source strategy game around this same time. The Great War, is a scenerio I created with one of my buddies 'over there' at TripleA. It uses a modified Axis and Allies ruleset adapted for World War 1. The art resources are original, with maps made in MSpaint and unit/flag graphics in Photoshop. I also authored the Pact of Steel varient (which includes Italy in 4th edition A&A) and made the clone map for A&A Pacific. The TripleA game engine is designed to work on any OS that runs java, and it can still be played for free online at:
    http://triplea.sourceforge.net/mywiki
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    Experiments with Concept Art

    And finally, here is some Fantasy/D&D style artwork that I made for various Neverwinter Nights projects. Nothing professional, but its probably as close as I've come to actually doing the concept art thing.

    Right, I guess that just about wraps up the stoll down memory lane. Now I should probably get back to drawing the new stuff.
    Thanks for everyone who took the time to check this out.

    -J
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    Works in Progress Update: First pictures with the new camera (Thanks Noni)

    I finally got sick of paying Kinkos $40 a pop to scan my drawings (especially since they smudged the last one on me), so I picked up a camera for archiving purposes. I know almost nothing about Photography


    Does anyone have any tips or tricks for archiving/photographing drawings? Maybe a good link to follow?
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    I spent a little time trying to answer my own questions with the search function, and chanced on that thread by Dos Santos. It had some very usefull tips about the archival photography thing, and a lot of other interesting info besides. Its worth checking out if you haven't already:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=45901

    Also, here's a cleaner shot of the Limnos drawing I'm working on
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    Those last couple of faces are nice. Lots of personality in them. I think the first one could use just a bit more of a hint of a neck, though. The floating head is just a tiny bit disconcerting...lol
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    "For all its material advantages, the sedentary life has left us edgy, unfulfilled. Even after 400 generations in villages and cities, we haven't forgotten. The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood. We invest far-off places with a certain romance. This appeal, I suspect, has been meticulously crafted by natural selection as an essential element in our survival. Long summers, mild winters, rich harvests, plentiful game- none of them lasts forever. It is beyond our ability to predict the future. Catastrophic events have a way of sneaking up on us, of catching us unaware. Your own life, or your band's, or even your species' might be owed to a restless few- drawn, by a craving they can hardly articulate or understand, to undiscovered lands and new worlds."

    -Carl Sagan
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    Splendid and impressive work! Are you inspired by art nouveau? In any way, very very nice!

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    Thanks Eponine, you just totally made my morning (or late afternoon if you reckon by the sun, instead of my ridiculous sleep schedule)

    Yeah, I definitely dig the Nouveau and Jugendstil. Beardsley, EBJ, and Mucha are all gods. I also dig their precursors among the Pre-Raphaelites and other 19th century movements. Boulanger, Waterhouse, Rackham, and some of my favoritie symbolists, are hanging out in the right panel of that tryptic study; along with some faces you might recognize in the Night Mare's mane. I'm making a spot for Leighton, Alma-Tadema and some other turn of the century masters in the left panel. I love the long curves... vines, hair... all that jazz.

    Its actually kind of funny that you bring up this period in (art) history. I actually stayed up all last night working on a new game map for that TripleA project. The working title is "Domination 1900" but I'm trying to come up with something with a little more impact. Its going to use a modified Axis and Allies ruleset, (simplified to play more like Risk) based on a roughly 1880-1911 set up. Most A&A games use a highly distorted world map which has always irritated me, so I tried to create a unique projection that would enlarge the European theater, while still preserving some semblence of geographical accuracy. This is the first game to use the new map projection, but I'm hoping to update 4th ed A&A as well. If you dig strategy games, and want to help design one, feel free to stop by the development page we can kick some ideas around.

    Also, my mom just emailed me a prismacolor drawing she found rolled up in the garage. When I was about 15 I was going to enter it in that 'National Bird Stamp' competition they hold every few years... but then I missed the dealine, threw it in a tube, and forgot all about it. Its kind of cool looking though... I think I might have to finish it over the holidays
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    "You have such gorgeous eyes"
    Rough study and preliminary sketch.
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    Had a kind of shitty night last night


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    Sorry to hear about your rough night. I guess we all go through the "anger" drawing at some point.
    Once I got so frustrated with an ink drawing I was doing on matte board that I took a knife to it and started just slicing away at the board. Oddly enough though, by the time I had finished, the new and quite bizarre shape of the piece had actually improved it! lol

    Keep at it mon!
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