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    The Crap-O-Matic

    Well, I was gonna write some shitty life story here about my art: fuck that. I suck, please help.

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    Fuck, you know? This old stuff... It just really needs a cursory glance. It's all
    here.


    Me, my latest crap is mostly digital.



    Michael Kane, alias of Andrew Johnson, scientific genius, chain-smoker, and dispatcher of an Alien Emperor (and ultimately the deflection of an extraterrestrial invasion). A cybernetic, self-designed limb to replace the destroyed one.

    Made using the "Oekaki" program.




    A simple hand, drawn - again - using the Oekaki program (as all others like this will be) in about 4 minutes.






    I seem to have a strange fixation on skulls. Maybe watching He-Man as a child had consequences?






    Alas, poor Yorick - I knew him, Horatio.




    He seems to have a rather cool pair of sunglasses - sketched in about 8 minutes. This is about as good as they get, as any attempts on my part to add distinction and an air of being "finished" usually just tarnish the art.



    A much older piece working on hands and etcetera, a month or two old.


    There's a bit, Enjoy it! Or, whatever. Tear into it. I hafta leave real quick now.





    Need to draw bigger...

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    what is this i don't even

    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    DAMN YOU OEKAKI

    damn you and your seductive wiles

    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    good work keep it up

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    WELL WELL WELL A TABLET THIS WAY COMES







    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Old-Fashioned pencil on paper action!

    Golly gee, if only it didn't suck!



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    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Photoshop Elements?!

    why the fuck am I using this stupid crutch



    god look at that jaw, look at his FACE

    horrible horrible horrible what am i doing

    Last edited by Laros; February 24th, 2009 at 09:32 PM.
    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Fuck, I can only seem to really comprehend this one part of the face, or just bits and pieces. I can never, combine them, into a competent whole. Or, you know, a reasonable facsimile of something along those lines.

    Maybe I should learn to fucking draw. Ugh.

    Self-loathiiiing~

    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Talk about serious bumpage here lol. Good work but you still need quite a bit of practice, may I suggest not using so many lines in the sketching stages? Makes it look kinda crowded.

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    Ah, yeah, I suppose. Been doing a lot of doodling lately, though. Not much time for practice, as irritating as it is at times.

    I have a bad habit with crowding things. Instead of "erasing" I tend to just go 'pfft whatever' and put some heavier corrections on top of the mistakes. It's very inelegant.

    Whoops what am I doing. CURSE YOU, MOUTH. CURSE YOU WITH YOUR LIPS AND YOUR INDECISIVE HOVERING BETWEEN THE CHIN AND NOSE.

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    The short-wave radio hissed static and prophecy.
    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Oh Photoshop Elements. Where would I be without you and your easy, easy shortcuts?

    Hm. Better off, maybe.

    WELL INSTEAD OF ME DOING ACTUAL WORK OR ANYTHING, LOOK AT THIS MILDLY CREEPY STITCH-FACE INSTEAD. God what is his hand doing, stop that.

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    Hey man cool stuff personal favourite it all the way up the top, where the hand is holding the skull, keep going.

    - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=150776

    LOOKING FOR MENTOR

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    looking good, the last one is cool, you should clean up the face

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    off to a good start here. keep working with references. that's definitely the key to getting better.

    -: [ sketchbook | sour.org ] :-
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    Nice head of steam you got going! Keep it up!

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    hrm hrm hrm clean something up you say

    i'll see what I can do chief but, i'm not so good with that OBVIOUSLY

    Oh, stitch-face is getting all prettied up for the freakshow. He's really worried about (is my hair okay) his date, so he's dressing himself with his best stitching.

    okay that pun was a long shot but still

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    Old Stitch was all Dressed,
    He was ready to go,
    But How did he look?
    He needed to know.
    So he glanced at the mirror and gnashed his teeth-
    He should have remembered his nose, at least!

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    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Hm. Not having a glaring white background really helps, I think. Please excuse my shitty fire.

    I don't really like much but the face there, but I really am liking this Photoshop thing. Who knew using more than one brush could be so interesting?

    (apparently, everyone)

    This isn't stitch-face, by the way.

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    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    So it went something like this:
    "hurf durf HEY LET ME TRY THIS COLOR SCHEME."
    "SWEET."
    "wait wait SHIT what the fuck is color?"

    And I find myself unable to answer.


    tl;dr COLOR GOES WHERE? can't do it man can't do it

    Also I need to stop scribbling like an impatient mofo. eyes are for looooseeeers

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    PS THIS WAS MY ORIGINAL ATTEMPT AT THE COLOR SCHEME

    done in Paint.Net because pfft photoshop

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    Hrm hrm hrm

    Why did this doodle become more than a doodle? Why I'd say it's a full-fledged scribble at this point. Ho ho ho what a fuckin' joke.

    This is just a smaller portion and the only part I like at all (because faces are the only thing I can ape valiantly).

    ha ha ha look at his tiny eyes


    eyes are for losers(please help me)

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    “Butchers.” It whispered, so desperately soft. “All of them
    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    Ah what

    My faces all look exactly the same?

    That's crazy talk, crazy. I'll not stand for it in my house sir. Please leave.


    hey this is the same guy as before except shittier and drawn in thirty minutes for hope of getting a better expression. I GUESS IT KINDA WORKED MAYBE.

    Ha ha who am I kidding.

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    WHELP, NOTHIN' TO SAY REALLY.

    I've mostly given up on actual responses at this point.

    here have some more crap

    It's Mister Kane back again from his bizarre impressionistic venture into warm scribbled tones, now in cool scribbled tones.

    The light, what's happening here! Background, what background? Pose? Form? Pshaw, what garbage! He's obviously TOO GOOD to abide by such things!

    Hm, self-loathing. we meet again.

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    SO I GOT A SKETCHBOOK

    AND I DREW SOME SHIT

    AND I CRAMMED IT INTO MY COMPUTER AND PHOTOSHOPPED IT ALL TO HELL.

    story of every drawing here, hur hur hur.

    Honestly though, where do I go from here? I probably need to study anatomy, look at some (Loomis) books for tjat. I guess (LOOMIS) some knowledge like that would be useful.

    God, what am I doing?


    PS - SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT THE RECURRING CHARACTER IN THIS IMAGE

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    If I were to offer a suggestion, for your digital stuff at least, maybe try working with a bigger brush to start, then work smaller from there? Worth a shot.

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    I now forbid you to wail away at your poor tablet like you're trying to etch into the drawing surface through sheer frantic determination. No more scribbling lines! Practice teaching your hand a little coordination and to do what you want it to do in fewer strokes by really paying close attention to either your reference or what's in your imagination.

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    I Will Do This

    It Will Be Done

    But sometimes I get this nagging feeling that if I slow down at all I'll lose it. So I power it out. Scribble scribble scribble does that kinda look like a face (it does if you squint) okay cool.

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    Then it died, and there was nothing left to say.

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    How the fuck is your arm doing that?

    Well, y'see, I left my shelter a bit before all the fallout had cleared up, and, well. Malleable tissues, I suppose.

    That's a bit of a stretch, Mister J.

    Ha ha ha, shut up. Little asshole.



    PS - is this any better

    PPS - goddamn mouths

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    Not bad! All I can suggest is studying anatomy and drawing whatever you feel like from life or photos. Do some studies of faces and bring what you learn from those into your work from imagination - it makes a huge difference

    And try to scribble less - use a bigger brush to block it all out then work down to the smaller detail.

    Just keep it up. I like how much energy all your stuff has. Refine it a little and you'll rock

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