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    Ron's Sketchbook of Justice!!

    Hi, just starting up a sketchbook for the first time. Please feel free to critique.



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    Glad to see your sketchbook! keep posting!! and you gotta scan some of the stuff you did in the stores in so we can all see. Scanners are around 50 bucks or cheaper.

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    Here are some 1 hour speed paintings I've been doing to improve my environmental art. They are master's studies, so be aware its not my own concept:





    This one is just a sketch, I will paint later, but I thought the sketch turned out well.



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    The cliff in the background of that second environment is looking mighty fine. I know it's a speedy, but I'd love to see the rest of the image finished.

    On the figure in the last one the left art looks kind of broken, and the cheekbone/zygomatic arch look off, but it's a fine start. The rest of her dress would probably billow out more too, judging by the rest of the drapery on her. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one, amigo!

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    I've seen the original work of that last study there, by Christophe Vacher. The finished version is quite mind-blowing.

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    It is really amazing, you can find it in a Barron's art book on painting fantasy landscapes.

    Ok, so I haven't updated in a while, I thought I'd post a few more images.

    This was a quick character sheet done up for a friend's D&D character.



    These are some more concepts and what-have-you I've done for our program the last few months.



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    Hey mate I love your master thesis idea thats gonna be awesome fun . Are you gonna model them to? Have u seen markos dvd on character design its pretty awesome might be an investment to help improve your characters.

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    I have heard of it but not seen it. I think we may be getting a copy for our school ffrom Jason Manley though so the second we get it I'll watch it.

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    I'm back on speed paintings - here is my latest.

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    photo bucket strikes again Use the upload manager. Choose "Post Reply" or "Go Advanced" under quick reply, then click on the paper clip icon. Quite handy, that.

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    Yeah, Photobucket - did not like the nud-id-ity. :p

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    nice i like this speedy. where is the recent stuff yo? jp good luck

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    nice art man! but there doesnt seem to be studies much
    they do help and its gives ppl like me tht are learning ALLOT ideas

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    Red face Marvel One-A-Day Starts Here!

    Ok so, as you can see, it has been awhile since I've posted.


    I have been having a little trouble with motivating myself to draw lately, something which has not been a problem for me for a long time. I have a good job, making artwork for a living, but it's mostly 3D art, and I think I have been down on my own 2D stuff for such a long time now, that it was literally making it difficult for me to pick up a pencil even for fun.

    So in order to remind myself that drawing is in fact fun, I decided yesterday that I will do an exercise. I used to fill up notebooks doing this before I decided I wanted to make art my profession, but I thought people might look down on the practice as not "serious art" when I started art school at the Guildhall.

    The challenge to myself is to draw one Marvel comics character everyday, with some kind of new twist on their costume, until I am either doing comics or concept art full time for a living (preferably Marvel comics!) or until I have run through the entire gamut of Marvel characters, which numbers well into the thousands. Because of my busy work schedule, and because I really prefer to do pencils than anything else, most of these will be sketches, but I hopefully will have time and the inspiration to do a few paintings as well.

    I have a friend, (you know who you are ) who keeps badgering me to post on my blog. She is a remarkable artist and she is always posting. On her blog, on CA.org, everywhere and anywhere. I wish I had her internal dedication, but I have found that I don't. All I can do is make things fun for myself, and this is my lame attempt at that. My hope is that if I force myself to post though and do something EVERY single day, I will gradually get better at things I desperately need to improve, like anatomy, poses, balance, line quality, action, and design.

    At some point, if my characters improve enough I will probably move on to doing panels of my own comics or something of the like. But you know. Baby steps.

    I do want to improve my sense of design, so each and every character will have some new element to their look or costume. It will probably be small at first, just little redesigns of the costume. Eventually if this goes well I will try to move on to making Juggernaut steampunk, or Wolverine from the 25th century, or whatever, but for now again baby steps...

    Please feel free to critique, to give pointers, and to let me know if you think I am copping out by choosing such a limited set of characters. As I said I used to fill up sooo many sketchbooks doing this when I was just doing it all for fun. The hope is to recapture that spirit of fun, but also to get better.

    So in the spirit of Independence Day, I give you Marvel's grand-daddy of them all, Captain America.

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    Marvel-A-Day - Day 2: Dagger

    Day 2 of my Marvel character-a-day. Here is Dagger, minus Cloak.

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    ahh, motivation, the arch enemy of any artist ^^

    the characters are looking real good btw.. love how clean the lineart is (or theclean/rough ratio) They also have plenty of weight and personality... will be looking out for more

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 3: Deathstrike

    Thanks for the encouragement equilerex!

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 4: Anole

    Per a request I did Anole, the youngest of the X-Men. He's got this one big ole monster arm which was fun to draw.

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    Hello all. I have not given up on my challenge. However I am on the road with no way to post except for my phone. I am still sketching but have no scanner or computer. Expect a slew of updates when I get home on Sunday. Thanks for the patience.

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    Marvel One-A-Day- Day 6-8: Human Torch, Husk, Loki

    Here are the last three days work. I did one each day but just now got back to my scanner.

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 9: Arana

    Here is Arana. Not too much of a change to the costume, just a little web pattern to the shirt. Oh also imagine the "n" has one of those little Spanish accents, an enya, or whatever, over it.

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    I like your latest sketches, they look great. I wish you luck in working for marvel, I think you'll get what you want if you keep up these awesome sketches.

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 10: Amadeus Cho

    Thanks Bishop! That means a lot! Positive vibes are good.

    Here is Amadeus Cho, aka Mastermind Excello.

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    Hi Ron,
    Like our stuff. I really like the jump your sketches took from 2008 to the present. Hope you keep drawing and uploading. It will be interesting to watch your progress over the next few months.

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    Great, great proposition. Keep it up man. I'll be watching your progress regularly.

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 11: Unuscione

    Thanks guys! Please feel free to critique if you see things that could be improved. Things I know I have trouble on include anatomy of the limbs - hands arms, legs, feet. As well as poses and making stuff look dynamic. Any tips on improving this stuff is greatly appreciated.

    Meanwhile here is Unuscione, a little known X-Men villain, done per a request.

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 12: Doop

    So, here's the deal. My hard work may be paying off. I got to spend the night on an awesome work project, which meant I only had a few minutes to draw my character for the day. So I kind of cheated and did the easiest character on earth to draw: Doop.

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 13: Ka-Zar

    This one's for the ladies!

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    Marvel One-A-Day - Day 14: Namora

    And one for the fellas.

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    Wow! Really liking the Marvel series, keep it up!

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